It was back in 2013, when I made the first heart-stopping investment in myself and my business.

I’d just been made redundant after 15 years as a journalist when the masthead I was editing closed. AND I was on the wrong side of 50.

I was pretty scared — I’d lost my identity along with my job. But I decided to build a business instead of looking for a job, and I bought my first training program. The mentoring program was one-fifth of all the money I had in the world.

But I took the plunge. Within three months, that money I invested returned over 10 times what I paid.

Not every investment I have made in training has paid off. But when you are in business, you have to spend money to make money.

How do you choose when to invest in mentoring or training?

I’d love to hear from you.