Make your own rules

Most people look to the rest of the world before making a move. The problem with that is the rest of the world might be wrong. Continue reading

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which job gets paid more?

Before I even answer this question you have to ask yourself if this question comes out of inexperience or fear. If it comes from inexperience then you just don’t know that you can make way more money working for yourself than for someone else (I’ll get into it in a moment). If this question comes out of fear then you won’t work for yourself no matter what, you’re looking for a safe employee life and this post might not before you.

For all the employees out there the job that pays the best will always be sales. I don’t care how long you’ve been a doctor or lawyer a salesman can take you on anytime. Unless you’re a salesman who converted to a lawyer, but that just an unfair advantage.

No one will ever pay you as much as you would pay yourself

Do you really think that anyone will pay you more than they pay themselves? I don’t care how good you are there will always be a limit on how much you can make as an employee, and that limit all always be less than you deserve.

Let’s assume that you’re a plumber. Working for a large company you can make only so much, you will work a lot but you won’t earn as much as you should. As a self-employed professional you will always make more money. Let’s take another example, a lawyer.

Everyone’s parents try to push them to become a lawyer or doctor, a lawyer is still easier than a doctor so let’s use that. The first year you can make about $140k (notice I said can make, no one ensures that). That’s $11,660 a month, sounds good, doesn’t it? You’ll be working long days and have no life till you make partner, that is if you make partner. Take that amount and split it to 24 working days a month, that’s $485.

Now let’s get back to the plumber, and average house call should be over $200 and a hardworking plumber can make about 5 or 6 house calls a day (I know because a good friend of mine is a plumber).

Should a plumber make twice as much as a lawyer?

No way. The only way this keeps happening is that you will never get paid as much as you can as an employee. By the way, if a self-employed plumber can make up to $1,200 a day how much do you thing a self-employed lawyer can make?

How long can it take you to build your brand as a self-employed professional?

It depends on how hard you’re willing to work, and how fast you learn. It sounds simple but then again life IS simple, we complicate it.

Get rich quick schemes are for morons

It always surprises me how many people fall for getting rich quick schemes. I don’t get it, do they think someone found a way to make a million dollars overnight and is sharing it with the world? Why would someone do that? Isn’t it better to just keep it to himself?

I’m not saying you can’t get rich fairly quick, in five to ten years. It’s quick enough considering most people don’t get there their whole life. But most people don’t want to put in the time, they want millions of dollars right now. That’s how snake oil salesmen make millions off selling real estate on the moon or a billion likes on your facebook page in 10 minutes. People need to wake up.

Anything worth having is worth working hard for

What is your dream? What are you willing to give in order to have it? I’m willing to bet you would give anything. Do you realize that you can have it? In today’s world, there’s nothing you can’t have, all you have to do is work for it. You want to live off the music you make, you can do that. You want to be an author, you can do that as well. You want to have a billion dollar company? It can be yours. Today we have possibilities our parents couldn’t even dream of, all we have to do is work for them.

How to start?

Dream. And dream big, don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done. Now that you have your dream, break it up into things you can do and things you can’t do. Start working towards your dream and trust that when you get to a point that you have to do something you can’t you’ll find a way to get the job done. Don’t believe me? Read ‘think and grow rich’ you will find countless stories of companies you know today. And every one of those owners didn’t know how he was going to build his dream, he just knew that he was going to do it.

Another tip I can give you is not to compete with the giants, but with yourself. Your monthly goal is to be better than you were last month.

If you knew that in the future you had everything you wanted and all you had to do is put in the work today, would you do it? I’m guessing you would. So decide that is your truth and fight for what you want, it’s the only way to get it.

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Be week when you can and strong when you have to

When people think of a businessman they think only of the good parts. Like having money being in control of your time and buy yourself nice gadgets and cars. What they don’t see is the stress you have to deal with on a daily basis. You have to learn to moderate between being weak and being strong otherwise, you will break.

Power is not a single attribute it’s a collection of many. Your focus, determination, creativity or patients are limited each day. If you’re not careful you might spend them too quickly and when you need them you’re going to have to synthesize them. But it’s not the same, take synthesized focus for instance. It feels like you driving in a car without any gas, every inch feels like hell. And what about tomorrow? You feel spent before you even start.

I feel the same when I write. I’m not the type of person that can just sit down and write 15,000 words. I write only when I have something to say. So I might have days when I write posts for the next two weeks, and I might have days when I can’t focus on anything. But when you don’t allow yourself to be weak, how can you ever be strong?

I hope you found this post helpful, if so like it and share it with your friends. And while you’re at it, check out my ebook ‘level up your business’ a guide to starting your own business the right way.