We’ve all heard about the importance of investing in our businesses, but when it comes to investing in ourselves, more often than not, we miss the boat completely.
What is it about pouring into ourselves that feels so foreign, and what are we missing out on by failing to do it?
More importantly, what do we stand to gain by investing in ourselves?
In this episode, executive recruiter and President of MR Fairfax, Robert Houghton and I discuss how to get started with self-investment.
"How you get to a million dollar career is being able to establish common ground with business leaders. Be an interesting person and keep educating yourself." -Robert Houghton
Things You’ll Learn In This Episode
- How to develop better interpersonal skills Great people skills are non-negotiable for leaders, but how do we develop them?
- How to invest in ourselves without spending a fortune Does self-investment have to be expensive, or are there ways of pouring into ourselves that won’t break the bank?
- Why an MBA isn’t always the way Many of us assume an MBA is a great investment, but when is it really necessary, and when is it just an added cost?
- The importance of image How many CEOs are walking around in bad suits and cheap shoes? Are we shooting ourselves in the foot, trying to save a buck on the things that really make a difference?
Robert Houghton is an executive recruiter and the President of MR Fairfax, the #1 recruiter in the Mid-Atlantic region specializing in insurance and financial services. A well-established former CEO of several successful business enterprises, Robert has a unique understanding of executive recruiting in the commercial insurance sector with specialties in employee benefits, property & casualty insurance and risk management.
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Co-founder and Managing Partner for Northstar Group, Craig is focused on recruiting senior level leadership, sales and operations executives for some of the most prominent companies in the aviation and aerospace industry. Clients include well known aircraft OEM’s, aircraft operators, leasing / financial organizations, and Maintenance / Repair / Overhaul (MRO) providers.
Since 2009 Craig has personally concluded more than 150 executive searches in a variety of disciplines. As the only executive recruiter who has flown airplanes, sold airplanes AND run a business, Craig is uniquely positioned to build deep, lasting relationships with both executives and the boards and stakeholders they serve. This allows him to use a detailed, disciplined process that does more than pair the ideal candidate with the perfect opportunity, and hit the business goals of the companies he serves.