How do you really earn more money?

I’m not going to throw a bunch of empty words at you. I respect you too much.

Everyone earns money in a different way, and I’m not a telepath (yet).

But I can tell you some things you might not know, if you have a second to hear me out.

These ideas became practices for me, and – I did start earning more money.

Here are 3 steps to making your money-go-round spin:

Step 1: Don’t Take Their Advice

Seems counter-intuitive at first, but it’s a life-saver.

Asking people that earn the same, or less than you, advice on how to earn more money – is the same as playing a comforting, but inevitably damaging guessing game.

I know you love and trust the people in your life. But advice is only valuable if it comes from someone who has been there, done that. Opinions are not truth, and trusted opinions are dirty, disguised lies masquerading as valuable input. You don’t need them.

Step 2: Don’t Ask Google

Google is wonderful, amazing even. But Google doesn’t write the articles that you find online. And most of the time, the people writing the articles have no real idea what they’re doing, or saying.

Ask Google a direct question, and the reality is that you usually get generalised answers that are about as helpful as Wellington boots in the desert.

According to Google, a good way to earn more money is to ‘ask for a raise,’ or ‘do odd jobs for people.’ Welcome to common-sense town, population you. Google is most useful when you ask specific questions, so the problem is often that you don’t know what to ask it yet.

Step 3: Apply Principles Not Generalisations

The ability for you, as an individual, to earn money – relies on so many personal and unique elements that the only way to really find out is to focus on top-level principles.

A principle is a fundamental truth that forms the basis for a system of belief that will govern your behaviour. The 80/20 Mindset for example, is based on a principle.

These are far more useful than generalised pieces of information and they lead to solutions as opposed to more questions.

If you want to make your world spin with money, you need to change your mindset first. I didn’t used to think this was necessary until I learned how and realised the impact it made.

How do you earn more money?

Focus on principles – not advice or widely-available generalisations. You are your core resource, which is why you need an operating system!