How to invest in yourself

How to invest in yourself

It’s easy to lose yourself financially during the holidays. All the sales, and promotions everywhere you look.


I’m here to tell you the best investment this holiday season is…ding ding ding… yourself
The more you invest in yourself, and your success, and your business, the more you can rise in the ranks of your career and have more freedom to
  • Buy a home
  • Retire early
  • Pay for your kids college
And we want all those things – and more – for you too.
So how do you do this?
First, make a plan. Write down what you want to accomplish. Is it a promotion? Is it to start a business? Is it to be able to save more money? Without knowing what you want to achieve, you won’t know how to achieve it.


Next, write down all the things you need to do to get there. Don’t think about it, just start writing. What will it take to accomplish these goals?
After you’re done listing everything, go through and prioritize the list. 1 being the most important to tackle first. This will help you know which items to prioritize first.


Next, set a budget for yourself. What can you put aside to save for this goal? How much can you save to invest in yourself? (i.e. resources, tools, online classes, coaching etc). Create a budget using a  budget planner online or an excel doc. Write down all your expenses. Figure out how much you save for yourself to re-invest in your future.
After this, the next step is to go find resources to help. Find a facebook group, a business coach, meet up groups and conferences online. Learn how other people are doing this and start taking notes. Start learning again. Ask questions.

When you sign up at to chat briefly, for my Individual Strategic Coaching Plan, then this is exactly what you will be getting.

The mirror technique

The mirror technique

I admit, today’s lesson below may seem a little weird.

But before you say “no way!” at your screen, hover over the delete button or throw your laptop out the window (please don’t!) there’s something you should know.

What I’m about to show you has been backed heavily by scientists.

Both the European Journal of Social Psychology and the University of Michigan recently did studies about this technique and concluded a large positive effect from it.

So are you READY?

The Mirror Technique

After a while, this worked WONDERS for me.

To start with, I want you to think about some of the worst feelings you experience right now.

It could be something like feeling watched or embarrassed when you’re in public, maybe feelings of anger or resentment because you never get any “me” time, or perhaps you sometimes blame yourself for your life not turning out the way your desire.

Whatever it is, I want you to turn it into a POSITIVE phrase describing how you wish you felt instead.

E.g. “You will take care of yourself FIRST”

(Side note: the studies found starting with “you” is proven to be more effective than saying “I”)

Now the awkward part.

Look at yourself in the mirror every morning and say it, repeating it 10 times, each time with more conviction.

Even if you don’t fully believe it quite yet, keep doing it.

You might feel silly at first, but trust me, persist with it, every, single, morning.

Personally, this technique helped take away all kinds of bad feelings and helped me wake up raring to go every day!

Here’s something everyone forgets: As au-mazing caregivers we get so caught up in others and their care that we forget that we can NOT provide the best care to them, until we start to care for ourselves consistently first.

Dr. Ali

P.S. Oh and did you sign up to join in for the next Masterclass yet..  MASTERCLASS, Jus’ Launch: 5 Money Making Strategies to Price Your Unique Offer: Holiday Edition Tuesday November 30th, 8pm EST/5pm PST

5 Examples of Thanksgiving Business Messages to Send to Clients

5 Examples of Thanksgiving Business Messages to Send to Clients

Thanksgiving Messages for Businesses

If you’re not sure where to start when crafting this message, here are some examples of different Thanksgiving messages for businesses to consider.

Share a Simple Thanks

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude. So in any message, it’s important to say thank you in some way, whether you’re speaking to customers or those involved with the behind-the-scenes of your business. Share your appreciation in a quick social media post, an email or even a photo or video post.


1. Thank you so much for your patronage this year. We’ve truly enjoyed serving you!
2. We’re thankful for all of our customers/clients! Thank you for being a part of our journey this year.
3. We have so much to be thankful for this year, most of all YOU!
4. This is the time of year for sharing what you’re thankful for. And our customers are at the top of our list.
5. On this Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation for you. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you!

Offer a Longer, Heartfelt Message

Longer messages are perfect for businesses that have small teams or work closely with clients. It gives you the opportunity to share a few different sentiments and really drive your point home. It also allows you to personalize the messaging a bit. You can use these examples as a starting point and then add some more personal details to make your message stand out for clients or team members. Share these messages in a blog post, email newsletter or even a handwritten letter. You could also create a video of you speaking the message directly to customers.


6. Dear valued customer: This Thanksgiving, we want to share our genuine appreciation with you. Without you, we would not be where we are today, and we’re so thankful for all of your support throughout the year. We hope you have a joyous holiday and we look forward to serving you again.
7. Dear [name]: I’m so thankful for the opportunity to serve you this past year. I’ve genuinely enjoyed working with you and getting to know you. Thank you for being a wonderful and supportive client and for all you do to support my business. I value our relationship and look forward to the opportunity to continue serving you.
8. We’re thankful for wonderful customers like you this Thanksgiving. Our team has really enjoyed serving you this year, and we wanted to share our heartfelt appreciation.
9. To our valuable team members: We’re so thankful for all you’ve done for our business this year. All of your hard work and dedication has helped us reach so many of our company-wide goals for 2018. On this holiday, we want to make sure you know how much you’re appreciated as a member of our team and how much we value you. Have a wonderful holiday with your family and loved ones and we can’t wait to see what our team can accomplish together in 2019.
10. This Thanksgiving, we want to share a sincere “thank you” to every member of our team. Thanks for making this a model workplace and for all you do to keep our company moving forward. We’ve had a great year, and you’re such a big part of it.

Wish Everyone a Happy Holiday

Sometimes a simple “Happy Thanksgiving” goes a long way. With this type of greeting, you might consider adding it to a festive image or at the end of a video. You can share this type of post on social media or even turn it into an actual card. It could also make for a perfect visual for blog posts or email newsletters that feature longer messages as well. You could also share text-only messages on Twitter or other short-form platforms.


11. Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all there is to be thankful for.
12. Here’s to another year of giving thanks for all of the wonderful blessings our team has experienced.
13. Wishing you a happy and festive Thanksgiving with all your family and friends!
14. Wishing you and your loved ones a joyous and gratitude-filled holiday!
15. We hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving!