Money and wealth are obtained through interactions with others. You exchange your labour for money. In order to get a fair exchange value, it is necessary to convince the people with whom you do business that you can be of benefit to them. It is necessary for you to project a sense of your own worth. In order to do this, you must first have a strong inner sense of your own worth.
To have a sense of your own worth, you have to do something that is worthy of your own respect first. - Chin Ning Chu
If you've ever felt bored, frustrated, or fed up with your job, maybe it's time to move on.
As long as you have a job, you owe your employer your full commitment, even if you don't like what you're doing.
If you want to break this cycle, you need to adopt a money-making mindset.
Finding ways to become less reliant on your job requires programming your mind to attract money.
Finding ways to earn money through your own efforts will transform your life - and it starts with your mind.
Use the following 5 techniques to bring more opportunities into your life!
1. Become Indifferent Towards Money
All the money in the world can’t buy your way into heaven, it can’t buy your way out of hell. It was made to be spent right here, And I uh, I’m going to have the best clothes, best boots, best diamonds, best cars, trucks, motorcycles, booze and women on the face of this earth. Just as long as I can keep going. - Evel Knievel
We're not all built to live as fast as the master daredevil himself, but there’s a lot of wisdom in what he’s saying.
Some people obsess over money by holding on to it too tightly when they have it. Others let it burn a hole in their pocket.
You’ll find time and time again money slips through your fingers when you obsess over it. Money is an important part of life, but it’s not everything.
As an entrepreneur, money can’t be the only way you measure your wins - especially when you’re first starting.
Committing to your ideas by being disciplined and finding ways to help people through your work are ways you win without monetary compensation.
Don’t get me wrong; it’s not wrong to want to earn money. You shouldn’t feel ashamed to sell your product or service to someone.
Where people get into trouble with money is when they let it guide their actions and subconsciously guide their thoughts. Leading with money will make people chase quick wins or do something that seems “easy” for money.
Not all money is good money. Personally, I highly value my time and ability to be location independent. This is not something I’m willing to sacrifice, even if it means more money in the short-term. The work I do daily contributes to making sure I can continue this life vision I have for myself.
When you’re committed to a vision, you'll make decisions that don’t always bring money right away, but they are decisions that bring you closer to your goals.
The goals you identify for yourself and the lifestyle that you envision has to be more important than simply acquiring money.
2. Brainwash Yourself
In life, you get out what you put in.
Just look at your body when you eat bad food. Your mind works the same way.
Your subconscious mind is influenced by the music you listen to, the podcasts you consume, the movies you watch, and the social media that you browse.
If you want to shift to a money-making mindset, overload your mind with information related to the subjects of investing, self-improvement, marketing and sales.
Start following Instagram accounts about your industry, entrepreneurship, and investing. Even when you’re procrastinating, you’ll see entertaining posts that can spark business-related thoughts in your mind.
You can also use idle time to listen to podcasts about business and mindset. Time spent on the treadmill, going for a walk, or taking the bus is an excellent time to fill with educational podcasts. You can even listen to productive material while driving. Look for people producing content related to what you want to accomplish and consume as much of it as possible.
Another way you can "brainwash" yourself is by reading more books. Books on business, entrepreneur journeys, and investing will increase your awareness of money-making opportunities in your life.
3. Use What You Have
Whether you believe everything happens for a reason or not, you can use what you already have in your life to boost your money-making mindset.
Start by identifying what you know. Look at your experiences throughout life, the lessons you’ve learned and use them to your advantage.
If you’ve been working full time doing data entry, don’t make things difficult for yourself. Find ways to use your computer skills to your advantage. You can apply to do freelance work as an assistant or educate people on how to use obscure programs that you only know about through your job.
Even if you feel you have absolutely no skills and nothing to offer, you can transition to sales. Sales is simply talking to people and convincing them what you have is of value.
There’s no reason to feel slimy or shady when selling if you’re selling something worthwhile. Everyone has social skills - use them to your advantage to bring money into your life.
4. Find Ways To Endure
Rome wasn't built in a day. And your online income won’t be built in a month or even a year.
How committed are you to your vision? This is a question for yourself, and the answer you give only matters to you.
No one cares about the struggles and difficulties you’ll face on the path to starting an online business.
The reality is, without discipline and consistency, you won’t make it very far in anything. You have to prepare yourself to commit to your business even when you're not seeing results.
This is why detaching yourself from money is crucial. It’s easy to get discouraged if you focus on superficial measures of success like money and traffic numbers.
Traffic and money will come in the long term, but in the short term, doing the actual work is most important. Being disciplined is your way of building a better life for your future self.
5. Make Time To Journal
Journaling is a powerful and underrated technique you can use to stay focused and mentally strong.
According to the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Health Encylopedia, journaling helps you prioritize problems, recognize triggers, and create more chances for positive self-talk.
There are no rules for journaling. There’s nothing specific you have to talk about, and there's’ no formula you have to follow. Just write whatever is on your mind and feel right at the time.
Keeping a journal is a powerful way to bring order to our internal worlds. Journalling will help you bring clarity to your priorities and give yourself an outlet for dealing with inevitable obstacles as you try and bring more money to your life.