May 26, 2022


We live in a world full of investment opportunities and experts ready to guide the use of our resources. There are stocks, bonds, commodities, mutual funds, currency exchanges, real estate, collectibles, etc., and so forth (redundancy intended). The planning required for our retirement, our first home, our children’s college education, along with so much more, is not something easily dismissed.

When you give serious thought to your future, do you also plan your own health, education, and welfare? Many people do not. Indeed, they seem to take for granted that they are stagnant beings. That is, matters such as diet and exercise, continuing education, flexible avocational skill sets, and the like are often ignored until there is an urgent, and sometimes too late need.

My Choice

I well remember when William Volker raised the prime interest rate to 20%. Recession soon followed but the runaway 14.8 % inflation rate was curbed. Many businesses failed. At that time, I owned a racing stable, feed and tack store, and all breed stallion station. Recreational spending halted and the writing was on the wall. As such, I chose to invest in myself. I undertook additional education and added to my skill set a number of tools that could carry me through bad times. This was all peaking out in 1979 and 1980.

By 1984 the investment in my own education began to pan out. Together with my partner, Roy Bey, we opened a business that became Progressive Awareness and led to partnering with a number of educational institutions to study a new mind training technology that today is our patented InnerTalk technology.

Build Your Well-Being

For me there are at least two major takeaways relative to our discussion from this experience. The first is simply never stop investing in yourself. Perhaps your investment adds a skill but sometimes it adds in other ways, all designed to build your overall wellbeing. Training your mind is one such advantage that can lead to greater opportunity simply because you’ve ended any old self-sabotaging habits, built new levels of confidence, adopted a prosperity mentality, fired your inspiration with enthusiasm, and so forth.

Second, and not necessarily in this order. Roy and I created our business initially to give back. Roy was my senior by some twenty years, and it was his desire to help others in his retirement that led him to invest in our new adventure. We were very close friends and sometimes he was more of a father to me than a friend—something I especially appreciated. His motto and attitude can best be summed up in the words of Thoreau, “Goodness is the only investment that never fails.”

Bottom line, remember in tough times to invest in yourself and remember that one of your best investments may be in helping others!

Thanks for the read,

Eldon Taylor

Eldon Taylor, PhD
Provocative Enlightenment Radio
NY Time Bestselling Author of Choices and Illusion