On July 2, 2013 I became a Certified Professional Career Coach. It was a hefty investment but I realized it would be much more costly to skip out on the opportunity. When you decide to invest in yourself, you become more trustworthy and valuable to others. If you won’t spend money on you, why would an employer or client? Degrees, certifications, self-taught programs, books, conferences, seminars, and professional coaching are just a few ways to add to your value. Because if you’re not an asset, you’re a liability!