Do you ever get sucked into random obsessions? 

I done it my whole life:

Salsa dancing. 
Screen Acting. 
Growing your own food. 
Python breeding. (Sorry about that one Mom)

It’s probably the copywriter’s curiosity in me. I gotta immerse myself fully in anything I’m doing and really feel it. 

Lately it’s been investing – Specifically real estate. 

I’m on a mission to find the perfect duplex – not an easy feat in an area where a run-down shack will cost you a cool million. 

But I’ve always been pretty savvy at finding creative ways to get what I want. I’m commin’ for you duplex. 

The thing is, I’m 32 years old and I’ve only recently started saving and investing my money. 

Up until a few years ago, I was freelancing my way around the world, and the only “investment” I was interested in making was a plane ticket to my next adventure. 

While that’s certainly not the best way to grow your money, I can’t say that those plane trips were bad investments. 

Because while I’ve made every mistake in the book when it comes to developing my skills and growing my business…

One thing I’ve always been good at is investing in myself, my skills, and experiences that shape who I am and how I do things. 

Even now, I still believe that investing in yourself is a smarter move than any stock you can buy, or money you can stash away. 

But what does it actually mean to “invest in yourself?”

It seems that phrase gets thrown around a lot (especially by overnight “gurus” who want you to buy their online course).

I think we all know it’s not just about self care or catering to your own whims. 

But my business partner Laura Gale and I want to break down exactly how we invest in ourselves and our businesses. This week on The Business of Writing Podcast we’re talking about: 

  • What it actually means to “invest in your business”
  • How to invest in relationships that will pay off big in the long run
  • Our step-by-step format for running your own mastermind (or finding the right fit if you want to ‘pay to play’)
  • How networking has changed now that live events are off the table (and where to focus your efforts next)
  • The tasks you can outsource if you’re ready to hire help
  • Why the advice telling you to “do something that scares you everyday” is complete B.S.
  • And plenty more along the way.

>>> Click here to listen to this interview about investing in yourself

Hey, last thing…

If you’re a copywriter who wants to earn royalties on your work and you DO want to invest in a program to help you write an elite level – my friend April Dykman has just opened the doors to her “Control Freaks” program. 

I do not get an affiliate commission from April, and I’m not associated with her program…

I’m just so impressed with her skills and training so much that I want to share it with you.

April trains directly under legendary copywriter Parris Lampropoulos, and I know for a fact that she has a control in the mail that’s now made her over $88,000 in royalties.

Her intimate coaching program is a peek into the VIP room of control-beating, royalty-earning copywriters. She breaks down winning copy and shows you exactly what makes it a winner, how you can use that in your own copy, and what it really takes to play at the highest levels.

She only accepts a few people into the group, so if you want to check it out, fill out her application here.