investing in yourself is the best business idea

Simon Lin
3 min readNov 8, 2022


The principles and values that have shaped my thinking

Today, everyone talks about investment, hoping to achieve financial freedom so they can retire early and start enjoying their lives. We all know investing entails risks, and with the drastic changes in the market over the past few years, no one can predict what will happen to the target that everyone is aiming for today and tomorrow. The market fluctuations cause some people’s moods to swing up and down with their investment enthusiasm, but they do not eat well, don’t sleep well, and live with fear.

While I know I am not an investment expert, I have spent a lot in the investment market in the past, so I understand the truth that “investing in yourself is probably the best business idea.”

It will not go backward or even back to zero overnight, even if growth is relatively slow or even stagnant because I decide how I want to grow and where I want to go.

There are many ways to invest in yourself. In addition to furthering your education to improve your professional knowledge, you can also explore other areas related to your field of interest or profession. As a result of investing in yourself, I think you gain certain insights into different things, are able to evaluate information on your own, and, finally, are able to achieve your goals through a deep understanding of various fields and realize your ideal life.

You can even make money by investing in yourself to some extent. The term “slash”, which was popular a few years ago, has gradually become a norm when you invest in yourself. It’s hard to define someone’s role by a specific label when they have a second (or multiple) specialty or career.

I’ll give you an example. In addition to being a designer, I’m also an online course instructor, a founder of an education brand, a team leader, a career consultant for design, a product design consultant, and a content creator.

I don’t think having so many identities shows how powerful I am, but through the process of investing in myself, I discovered and realized what knowledge or skills I have that could turn into paid services. I started thinking about diversifying my income so I wouldn’t get lost if my life or work suddenly changed since my other identities will help me maintain a certain quality of life

Although I wasn’t born with these abilities and knowledge that could turn into income right away, I have gained these abilities and knowledge over time by “investing in myself” and constantly getting to know myself, my talents and passions, as well as identifying what I’m passionate about and what I don’t.

My ultimate goal is to find a few things I love and can consistently do well enough. This will ensure that others are willing to pay me for advice or learn from me. It really pays off to become a successful business at this point.

Additionally, I want to stress that investing in yourself does not mean always being on the edge of your seat. Try new things, open yourself up to different life experiences, eat all kinds of food to make you feel better, travel around the world to meet other cultures, and so on.

You can do whatever you wish. You can invest in yourself as long as you are certain that these things will nourish you and allow you to move forward. We often inadvertently connect two seemingly unrelated things, and then we have a brand-new idea and perspective that allows us to continue to extend the breadth of our knowledge.

I think investing in yourself is a lifelong thing, but as long as it is an investment, there are risks, so it is important to find an area that you are interested in and like. Otherwise, if the mentality is to make a profit through investment, it isn't easy to do something for a long time or to create value and influence, and sometimes you don’t even know how to learn/do it.