The Truth About Making The Jump To Earning Extra Money And Then Multiplying Your Income
Have you ever known somebody in a abusive relationship? What’s the thing people say about them? “If they had self-esteem about themselves, they would leave.” “Why would they let anyone abuse them?” Do you know anyone who hates their job but stays content because they care what others think? “I should be grateful that I have a job in this economy.” “How are you going to pay the bills?”
We don’t do what’s best for ourselves. We skip logic because we can’t be controlled by a controller. We are human that can’t be controlled. Think about it this way. We all have something that we know we “should” do on our internal “To Do List” and we don’t do it. What’s on your list?
Is it switching jobs? Cutting off a bad situation? Is it talking with a family member about a conflict?
I need to hang out with friends more often. I need to tweak a few aspects about my businesses. I need to clean the emails out of my inbox from my hospital stay.
Sometimes it takes a kick in the teeth to get going. Sometimes it takes years and years and years. Change sometimes is scary. It’s scary in our minds. We might even get scared because we are afraid of what others might do to us as a result of making changes (become criticized, get dropped from social circles, etc). The norm unfortunately is to do nothing about the problem. We delay, procrastinate, and use words like “I don’t have enough time to workout” or “I can’t start a business because I don’t have an idea yet” or “my friends or family might not approve of what I’m doing” to justify inaction.
DO you see yourself in any of the below samples?
“I could never do that” Pay attention to what you are telling yourself. What are you saying that you can’t do? “I could never do that. I don’t have a degree from college, I don’t live in California, I don’t have connections, I don’t have money to do this, my family is from this background).”
Normal people say “I could never do that” and count themselves out because it appears to be a complicated process. Winners say, “I can do that!” Who can I learn from?” “What systems can I use to get from point a to b? The key phrase is “make the jump” and get it in your head that yes you can do this! People will focus on money of course. The good news is there’s no limit to how much you can earn. You are always in control of your time and income.
“I’m not going to see results quick enough” You will NOT get $2000/hour projects when you get started. I know someone who charges 20,000+ for their course, but they worked themselves up to that point. I do this sometimes, but we have a tendency to overestimate what we can do in a day and we underestimate what we can do in a year. We all have a subconscious idea in the back of our mind that tells us exactly what we think we’re made of and what we will settle for. Which is why sometimes when a better opportunity presents itself, you get scared and come up with reasons why it won’t work out.
“I don’t even have any skills to make money on the side” You are counting yourself out before you even tried. How do you know what you can or can’t do? Have you ever gone through a real, step by step process to figure out your skills and turn them into income?
“I could never make the ‘leap’ to going full-time and quitting my job.” You can quit on your own terms in your own time, no rush. It’s ok to have a job. Surprisingly, I know of several people that run a successful business while keeping their 9 to 5. They could quit their regular 9 to 5 but they don’t.
“I don’t have time.” It’s crazy. Some of my college friends used to say they didn’t have time to hangout. Yet I see them hanging out with others all the time. I was hoping one day they would say that you are not priority and say that they don’t want to be friends. Anyone can find the time to earn money on the side. What’s your priority? Looking successful or actually being successful?
I know that all of us need a push to get through our fears to get the end result. Even me, I get a nail in my ass when I need it haha.
I also know that unlike the frugality zealots out there, none of us want to live like a pauper, restricting ourselves from spending on anything we love and hoarding peanut butter. In fact, we want to live a life of MORE — more fun, more opportunities, more spending on the things we love.-Ramit Sethi
What does financial freedom look like to you?
That could be buying rounds of drinks for your friends. It could be firing your boss. It could be making money from your passions. Taking a breath-taking cruise vacation and blowing money on food.
What comes in mind for me? Looking at the restaurant menu and ordering whatever I want and not worrying about price. Buying round after round after round for friends during a night out. Traveling the world and knowing the money is there.
Starting a side business is a great way to make this reality. If you are reading this, you have a skill that can earn you some money. The main key is to know more than the person you are teaching/serving and to get the right client. Note that it’s not just about the money, and some customers are not for you. It’s more about learning how to add enough value to the person that’s your ideal client, like I just said. When you see the results, you’re making an impact. The money is just a sign that you are adding value. If you are taking a client because you need the money to pay a bill or you just need the money, it’s not a great idea to proceed. Because if the client isn’t right for you it will cause you more trouble than it’s worth.
Hello! I’m Alesha! I’m a musician, actress, entrepreneur and writer and recent hospital patient (I still can’t believe that is real). Follow on Twitter. If you like what I’m writing, give me a heart and share! :) I like hearts. Let me know what you want me to write! Click here!