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Fun is an Investment Fundamental

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Why remembering to have fun will make you more successful

When it comes to both financial and personal growth, we ladies can take ourselves a bit too seriously at times. I get it! Things can get stressful, and there’s certainly a lot to learn and do when it comes to achieving financial independence.

But I think it’s important to remember that investing is supposed to be fun too!

In fact, remembering to have fun might be the single most fundamental rule of all.

Having fun means:

Celebrating wins

I highly recommend you celebrate each win along your journey to financial freedom. Acknowledge when you’ve been successful, whether financially or personally. Take pride in overcoming personal fears and just diving in. Worry less about money, and focus more on building confidence. Gain control of your life. There will be many victories along the way, and celebrating them is key to continuing to move forward!

Finding the next puzzle piece

Your investments are like puzzle pieces, and your goals like a puzzle. Each new investment gets you that much closer to a complete picture. You just have to figure out what piece you need and where it goes in the puzzle. And puzzles are fun!

Seek out that next investment. Follow the progress of your existing ones. Figure out how to increase the income and cash flow of your investments. Learn something new every day. Each of these activities will help you discover the pieces you need and how to better use the ones you already have.

Enjoying the ride

I love a good road trip—especially with my girlfriends (and if we’re in a convertible!)

One of the most rewarding things I’ve experienced as an investor is making new friends, learning from them, and growing with them. Like anything else, investing is more fun when you have some friends with you.

Together, you’ll have great adventures and learn a lot. Together, you’ll enjoy the fruit of success, and comfort each other when things don’t quite go your way. Together, you’ll have the ride of your life.

At the end of the day, investing is scary, but it’s also a lot of fun. By remembering this, you’ll be that much happier and that much more successful.

So, let the fun begin…today!

Original publish date: January 22, 2015

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