“Invest in yourself, you will get the best return”


Lately I have been battling with many things I guess other 24 year olds are dealing with – trying to pursue my dreams while also trying to get my life together. I am always telling myself to never stop learning, never stop growing. Constantly trying to find new ways to brand myself as well as my business. While growing and maturing, I have learned that it is often normal for entrepreneurs to feel the way I have been feeling the past few months. Some friendships I have lost, some gained. Also, a lot of negative feedback but an equal amount of positivity. It is easy to look at other people around you and see how comfortable they are and remain complacent. I however, am not willing to settle for an unhappy life. The thought of what my future holds has been filling my mind lately. Wondering how I will attain a life of fulfillment or if it will even happen at all.

Which brings me to a statement that has lingered in my head like a new song you keep on repeat. While taking a real estate course, the teacher stated “Invest in yourself, you will get the best return.” I loved how she put a play onto those words. But what I loved even more was that is was one of the most genuine and factual statements that anyone has ever told me. Ever since then, I have been wondering if I will gain the most fulfillment by working my way up through a company or pursuing my true passion and becoming an entrepreneur. I know this may sound crazy to some but I just don’t think that working a 9-5 is normal for everyone.

I’m saying all of this to say…I think its time I start investing in myself. Anything I start, I must complete. Every goal I set, I must achieve it. Any friendsips I have lost, were for a reason. I think the hardest thing right now is dealing with failure and sometimes feeling alone.

-Kaylon Benai

2 Replies to ““Invest in yourself, you will get the best return””

  1. The best advice I can give to you is not to be too hard on yourself. Working for someone else while you figure out how to get your brand out there full time,
    While in culinary school, one of the Chef’s always said “Learn and make mistakes with others’ money if you are able to”. That stuck. I think you will know when the time is right.


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