One of the “new rules”, investing in yourself simply means diversifying your portfolio.
Lawyers regularly or semi-regularly put money in various assets classes. Retirement funds holding stocks and bonds. Maybe real estate. Maybe a friend’s speculative tech startup. CD’s.
Depending on our risk threshold, we hope for a return on, and preservation of, this capital.
If you have been successful and have a small nest egg, use this to finance your own personal development. Leave the law and live off savings as you create the time to find out what is your passion and simply explore.
If the current paycheck is necessary to keep the lights on, stretch a bit and take a portion to hire a coach or mentor or someone else to find your passion and explore other opportunities . . . while you keep your day job.
Invest for a return on yourself.