Your Lattes Aren’t The Problem. It’s Time to Make More Money.
It happens like clockwork.
Every year around this time your inbox starts to get inundated with advice from the so-called financial “gurus” telling you that if you want to improve your financial like you need to do things like:
Stop going out to eat for lunch. Brown bag it!
Turn the lights off when you leave the room. Save $1.50 per month!
Cut out your daily latte!
Now, I know they mean well, bless their little hearts. And while they can be useful to you if you’re in a real cash crunch, those ideas are mostly just rearranging the chairs on the sinking ship. There’s a definite limit to how much you can cut your spending.
Plus, when people give you advice like that what they inherently seem to be saying is,
“I don’t think you can do any better than you already are, so your only option is to cut out all of the enjoyment in your life if you ever hope to accumulate any money.”
Sorry, but I just don’t subscribe to that theory.
I, on the other hand, believe that if you focus on living UP to your potential, you’ll never have to worry about living WITHIN your means. (<- Tweet This)
If there’s a certain type of life that you have envisioned for yourself, your job is to figure out how to generate the income that will afford you that lifestyle.
See, I’ve seen many people stay in jobs where they are unfulfilled and underpaid simply because they feel as though their current situation is “safer” than looking for a new job or starting a business.
However, with technology replacing workers everyday (if a robot can do your job, it soon will) and companies eliminating positions at a breakneck pace, the only “safe” career strategy is to be relentlessly focused on maximizing your income and accumulating multiple streams of revenue.
Companies do not exist to make their employees wealthy. You much take the financial well-being of yourself and your family into your own hands.
Now for the good news!
The good thing for you is that while you may find it nearly impossible to save the amount of money you desire to save in your current situation, it’s never been easier in the history of this planet to make more money without needing someone’s permission.
Thanks to Al Gore’s invention of the Internet, the doors to more income have been blown open wide enough for you to drive a truck through…or your new 7 series, whatever floats your boat.
How to Make More Money in 2016
A few days ago, I landed my very first appearance on the Fox network and I was honored to be able to use that platform to provide some of my best ideas on how to make more money in the new year.
Here’s an excerpt:
1. The Sharing Economy
Seriously, if you need extra money and you have a vehicle, why wouldn’t you drive for Uber or Lyft?
If you have an MBA you can find independent consulting gigs on HourlyNerd.com
Forbes thinks online learning is going to be a $100 billion+ industry in 2016. If you have a useful skill, a computer and an internet connection, part of that pie could be yours…
But wait, there’s more!
Check out the video of my recent appearance on Fox’s #GoodDayPhiladelphia to get even more tips and resources on dramatically increasing your income this year.
Most people that I come into contact with, even those with a “high salary,” just aren’t being paid what they’re worth. Fortunately, that is not a situation that you have to stand for any longer.
If you’re going to make any resolutions this year, I’d suggest that you resolve to improve your financial life by making more money.
A speed boat will help your reach the island much faster than a neatly aligned deck chair on the Titanic.