When was the last time you took time to think about your worth? I would expect the majority of us to be perplexed by the question. It’s undoubtedly something that can be lost in the complexities of our day to day. Work, relationships, children, our home … just a few of the many aspects of our lives that require dedicated time and attention. And since we’ve decided to invest our time into these aspects of our lives, we’ve already defined their worth. But what about ourselves?

Let’s talk about the stock market for a moment. It’s pretty simple concept, right? Investors invest into these companies because they believe in the potential. Whether it be the company’s product portfolio, business operations, marketing tactics or even quarterly earnings…they keep a watchful eye on it’s every move. And so the company is very strategic because it’s aware that any move it makes can negatively impact it’s business and those who invest in it.

Now take that concept and apply it to yourself. Every decision you make and every action you take is a reflection of who you are. Stay away from being the stock that doesn’t grow for years and years. Instead, be the one that grows day over day and allows others to benefit from its success. Make wise decisions in your life, surround it with people who desire to see you grow, drown out the opinions of those who don’t believe in you by staying true to your values, and most importantly let your actions speak not your words. Doing so will clearly define your value, give people of all walks of life the desire to invest you, and solidify your place on the ultimate market …. Life.

Prosper, don’t just be.