What I really want to talk about is how you can increase YOUR income. Because lets face it, at the end of the day the person you care about most is YOU and since I love to entertain lets just cut to the chase and talk about your favorite subject.
- How much money do you make?
- Do you want more?
- Do you want to be able to make more at will?
Good…because today I am going to literally tell you how to make more at will… And don’t worry I am not going to go all Tony Robbins’ on you and tell you the secret to making tons of money is smiling a lot. It’s not.
You see I am going to do something weird and explain this to you based on my real life factual experiences. Let me explain….
Oh and before we get into this I am going to be very blunt, use humor, and might make grammatical mistakes…You have been warned.
ALSO…I am going to be a total jerk in this post. I will say mean offensive things. BUT, know that I am in YOUR corner (even when you are not) and I truly 100% in my heart believe YOU can be super successful and I WANT you to be…So try not to get your panties in a bunch as you read this.
How on earth can you choose to make more money?
The answer is simple :
If you have the UNDERSTANDING to make more money and you apply it…You make more money.
And in this post I am going do my very best to teach you exactly how to do the same. When you are done reading this you will know EXACTLY how to choose to make more money and what you need to do to accomplish that…
So without further a due, let’s talk about you…
How To Decide That You Are Going To Get Richer
I sometimes hate talking to people about success, money, and happiness….
Because unless I am talking to a successful person, many people VIOLENTLY disagree with me. I have been called an idiot, misinformed, and even delusional just for telling people that they can have whatever they want in life.
I tell them they can and they will try to their death to prove me wrong.
It is the most absurd thing on the planet.
Luckily though, these conversations educate me on the reasons why people do not take control of their lives. To the point that I can pretty much counter any objection they have to why they cannot hit success.
Now I tell people all the time “Dude, you can literally just decide to make money”
Besides laughter the counters I almost always hear are:
- No, most people who try fail…You are just the 1% that succeeded
- I do not have the skills to make more money
- Not everyone can be successful
- You found a niche you are really good at
So basically what I take away from this is everyone thinks they are skilless un-special idiots and I magically came across some special skills and then won the lottery. Facepalm…
Fun Fact: When I started my business I had some skills that might have seen great – but they weren’t making me money!
While I can address each of these “issues”, what I prefer to do is address the root problem…
The main reason people choose to not take control of their incomes is they do not want to fail, and believe there is a greater chance that they WILL fail than they will succeed.
So of course the solution is to throw up your hands, wake up at 6 am every day to go do stuff you really would prefer not to do and accept the fact that you will never own a Lamborghini or take a vacation to space.
That’s great…Except one day you are going to die and money means absolutely NOTHING. All that matters is your life experience and if you are okay with accepting ANYTHING but an amazing life where you reach your goals and live your dreams…Well you might as well already be dead.
So before I get any farther know that I am encouraging you to chase your DREAMS. If you spend your time at a JOB you are only chasing money. Money in exchange for your life experience is a pretty bad deal in my opinion.
People truly believe that they will most likely fail…So they do not take action OR believe they can choose their income.
To that I say this…. If you knew EVERYTHING that Donald Trump knows…Would you have trouble making a million dollars this year?
OF COURSE NOT!
If you knew everything good ol Donald knows you would not be wasting your time reading this blog post and you would be out there making mountains of money…
The point IS that what is stopping you from choosing to make tons of money is simply the knowledge in your head. More so the UNDERSTANDING of how to make money
So if we break this down to a kindergarten equation
UNDERSTANDING = INCOME
So….If you’re tracking me right now, then you already know how to CHOOSE your income…
You CHOOSE your income by CHOOSING to increase your UNDERSTANDING….
By golly gosh…Simple isn’t it? People that make a ton of money do not wave some magic wand, they simply choose to increase their understanding of how to reach their goals.
So let that sink in for a sec…. All you have to do to get richer TODAY is CHOOSE to increase your understanding and apply it.
THAT IS IT…
Now with that being said…The reason why 95% of entrepreneurs fail is not because of some dumb luck. It is because 95% of entrepreneurs behave like greedy unimaginative children.
Instead of seeking understanding, they seek money. They try to start a big business, when they lack the core understanding to run a simple hot dog stand.
In metro Charlotte….Where I live. People constantly tell me they are gonna get into real estate, online marketing, MLM, etc. Every time they do…they fail…Why? Because they lack the core understanding to sell a pizza or manage a hamster. It’s a never ending cycle of failure due to the lack of understanding that you need to FOCUS on understanding.
The same goes for real estate investors. They start trying to make money and their only focus in on making money. Of course they always fail at first (I did) because they lack the understanding… They then quit before their understanding reaches a point where they make money.
It’s really that simple. If an entrepreneur has understanding he ALWAYS succeeds. If a marketer focuses on growing his understanding he will INEVITABLY guaranteed make money. It’s NOT LUCK.
My secret is not that I have some fancy business or marketing skill (thoughI am pretty handy at it), my secret I understand how to get people from point A to B and make them buy stuff.
It ALL comes down to CHOOSING to increase your understanding.
Let’s Put This Into Practice
Knowing what I explained above, what do you think I decided to do when I needed to essentially double my income in less than a month… I instantly sought to increase my understanding of how to make more money….
I sought ways to sell better, I sought ways to use my time better, I sought ways to expand my business more intelligently, I sought how to do everything better than I already was.
I did not seek money. I sought knowledge and combined it with massive action. Because like our 1st grade teacher told us, the more you know the farther you go!
I did this in a few ways which I will explain later on. In short though I spoke with and learned from people that are richer than me and better than me at business. I basically sought THEIR understanding.
Then all I did was work hard and applied it – It truly is that damn simple.
How To Increase Your Income Starting Today
Now…Am I telling you if you read a few books you’re going to increase your income this month?…No…If your just starting out you probably won’t increase your income at all.
Understanding has a momentum to it, it starts slowly and once you get going its return exponentially grows.
In short, the understanding you start obtaining today is going to start putting money in your pocket a month or two from now. Do not focus on the money though…Focus on growing your understanding
The first thing you need to understand is that by choosing to focus on understanding you can choose your income. I have pretty much beaten that horse dead though.
Then, if your brand new to making money for yourself, the first thing you need to understand is HOW people get rich and HOW they think.
Almost every self-made millionaire I know views money and wealth in the same way. It’s not a coincidence either.
I could write a small book for you on this, but I rather just suggest THIS BOOK to you.
Then whatever business you want to get into, you need to do the following
- 1. Make friends with people who RUN similar or the same businesses
This is exactly how I got into real estate investing and online marketing. I met my good friend Nate Kennedy who was making thousands a day doing online marketing, and Mark Evans who taught me much about real estate investing and I learned from them both.
FIND people who are doing EXACTLY what you want to do and befriend them in any way possible. They have the understanding you need.
2. Focus On Learning How The Ground Floor Works
If you want to get into selling houses, do not start by selling houses. Start by selling yard signs…
If you want to open a clothing store, do not start by opening a clothing store. Start by working at a clothing store.
When Ralph Lauren was 25 he was a sales assistant at Brooke’s Brothers.
Donald Trump started everything by working at his dad’s real estate firm.
Mark Zuckerberg learned his first coding from making simple php games for his siblings
If you cannot sell a yard sign you have no business selling houses because you do not have the UNDERSTANDING to guarantee success. You have to UNDERSTAND the bottom, before you can CONTROL the top
3. BURY Yourself In Information About Your Business
This is pretty common sense…But not too common.
I have all sorts of friends who invest in stocks and similar things. They will talk about it all day and tell me I need to be doing it.
The hilarious thing is they have never bought any advanced training on the topic, never attended a stock event, and never paid a millionaire investor to coach them.
If you are looking to get started in something, you should be knees deep in information about it. You should be hanging out with people that do it and are GOOD at it. You should be PAYING people to tell you how they do it.
Live, eat, and breathe KNOWLEDGE. The best place to get this from is DIRECTLY from the people who are killing it as well.
Find courses that have helped people and BUY THEM
Find events about your topic and GO TO THEM
Find people who are better than you and PAY THEM
4. Take Reckless CHALLENGING Action
The final thing you MUST do is take reckless action with your understanding…
Now I am not telling you to take out a 100k loan and blow your life savings on your brand new business…
What I AM telling you to do is take action without worrying about everything being perfect. In fact do not even aim for it to be perfect, aim for it to be DONE.
The biggest thing I see holding back most entrepreneurs is they get “stuck in the weeds” worrying about problems they do not even have yet. They get stuck in a “what if” mindset.
I have seen real estate and online marketing experts give their audience an INSANE blueprint for getting clients and prospective sellers or buyers..
Now…here is what you do when someone gives you a golden idea…You go DO IT! However, every single time people will hesitate to take action and ask questions like
- What if I buy this property and it doesn’t sell
- What if we do not provide fast results
- What if Google changes their algorithm
While these are somewhat relevant questions, THEY DO NOT MATTER at this point in time. The only thing that matters is closing your client/buyer/seller. Then when you have the client/buyer/seller, you will naturally solve these issues when and IF they become an issue. Until then it is TOTALLY irrelevant.
90% of the “problems” you think you will run into NEVER occur and the other 10% will naturally work themselves out.
NOW…The bigger point – when you take challenging action you gain MASSIVE understanding.
This how you get richer and richer, because you get better and better at what you are doing. You also learn through trial and error.
Challenging action is when you step out of your comfort zone. Whether it is doing something better than before, doing it differently, or trying something completely new YOU must do this if you want to grow richer.
The main reason a lot of people who work REALLY hard at their business still fail is they stay within their comfort zone and keep doing the same thing over and over.
I know entrepreneurs who work 10 hour days and still do not make any money. The reason for this is because they are not doing anything new. They are working but not growing their understanding.
You MUST understand hard work alone does NOT grow your understanding. This is why jobs are like poison to becoming rich. You bust your ass all day, but you are essentially doing the same thing every day, thus your understanding stops growing about a month in.
With that being said, I always work hard and I will outwork anyone. However, I did not work ANY harder when I was increasing my income. I did the same level of “work” but made twice as much.
This is because I was constantly breaking my comfort zone by doing things better and faster. Thus my understanding is constantly sky rocketing, thus my income keeps growing.
Put It Into Action
Step 1: Make friends with people
Step 2: Understand How The Ground Floor Works
Step 3. Bury Yourself In Information
Step 4.Reckless Challenging Action
Get Off The Sidelines
Regardless of where you are in your life right now, YOU have full control of your income. You will be as rich or poor as you choose to be.
You are not held back by ANYTHING but the understanding you lack. And by choosing to not grow your understanding you are choosing to be poor.
I firmly without a shadow of a doubt believe that EVERY SINGLE person can become extremely successful.
And before you debate me there, I have seen a guy without limbs speak and blow away audiences of 10s of thousands of people. (Google Nick Vujic)
So yeah…You literally have no excuse. You can be INCREDIBLY wealthy and it’s your choice. On top of that, if your still going to sit around telling yourself not every can do it or that you cannot do it…Well, quite frankly you’re an idiot and probably deserve the super average bleh life you are going to live.
You are your greatest asset, you can do things in a way NO ONE else can and you can choose to start becoming more successful TODAY. All you need is the understanding to do so.
So with that being said….
How much money do you make?
Do you want more?
Are you going to choose to make more?
It’s totally up to you