What It Means to Invest in Yourself, Your Business, and Your Community
Investment is a topic I’m often thinking about and talking about. As a CEO who cares deeply about liberatory work, I give attention to the short-term and long-term goals, both of which require me to make decisions about how I want to invest.
This topic is more nuanced and expansive, though, than the traditional definition. I think many people’s brains jump directly to things like retirement plans and the stock market. However, there is a wide range of ways to invest including but not limited to financial investments. Additionally, I like to think of the interconnected various spheres in which we can invest in– self, business, others, and community.
While I am not a financial expert, I have several years of lived experience in self-employment and running multiple businesses and organizations that have pushed me to learn about investment. In this article, I am sharing the ways I define and engage in investment. As always, I am here to start conversation, share my process, and invite dialogue for community learning.