Ask for _________ and you'll be paid more money

Can you guess?

If you already have work that brings you money, then you should look at that before looking elsewhere for increased income. If you hate the job you do, then isolate the part you hate and quit that part. If you hate everything, then quit and jump in on something you love to do. If you hate your life, it is because you haven’t found something worth living for.

There is something good about the work you do if you look closely. And if you want to earn more money, the first thing is to critically consider what you do. There is definitely a way you can earn more.

Most people think that working more hours is the answer. But that is a very dumb approach. Trading time for money is a bad trade. You should be earning based on results.

If you want to be paid more money at your current work, you ask for a raise. Right? And if you are a freelancer, you increase your rate. If you are an entrepreneur, you increase your price.

But how? Some are already working beyond what they signed up for and will get a favorable response when they ask for a raise. However, most people won’t get a raise if they ask just like that.

So, instead what you do is to ask for responsibility. First, you find a result your organization cares a lot about. And you must see that nobody is taking responsibility for it. Then you go to the boss and asks if the organization would appreciate someone taking responsibility for it.

Now, this is not about asking for more work. No! This is about becoming responsible for a result. This means if the result is not produced for whatever reason, you will be held responsible. Most likely, there are people already doing the “work” part of it. But they are just doing “their job” and have no intention of putting in any extra effort.

If you take responsibility for a result and you do a fantastic job at it, you just promoted yourself into a managerial post without the title. And after a short while of impeccable results, if you are not given a raise, you should ask for it.

For entrepreneurs and others who don’t have anyone they can ask for a raise, the same principle can be applied. Add to your service and increase your price. Create an additional product and increase your price as a result. The service (or product) you add must be very related to what you are already selling.

But doesn’t this involve more work? Yes, it does in most cases. This is why you must learn to change your mode of working. Don’t be afraid to hire an assistant. Delegate lower responsibilities and move higher. This is the path of an income multiplier.

Take action on this before the week runs out. Ask for a result you will be responsible for. Ask for responsibility. I’m sure your boss would like someone that ensures the consistent getting of a particular result.

Cheers

- David

We're Rebranding!

From The Millionaire Pill to Income Multiplier Tips

Hi,

David here.

The Millionaire pill has now become Income Multiplier Tips

So, we’re making this newsletter more result-oriented. The content will henceforth be focused on tips to multiply your income. It will still be coming every Tuesday at the usual time.

You will love it!

Cheers

P.S. Yes, I take my own advice too. And currently, I am upgrading the entire fabric of my business. You should do that too if you have not done that in the last 3 years.

The vacuum law of prosperity

Something you can try today

I stumbled on this great law of prosperity from Bob Proctor’s Born Rich Program. And I have used it and it works. Here is a short explanation of the principle.

Most people have things they don’t like. They feel they have to put up with it. And they don’t realize that if they create a vacuum for what they want, they can have it. Let’s consider an example.

You don’t like the clothes you have. You feel they are old already. But your closet is full of clothes. It will be very hard to get new clothes. This is because your closet is already full. To use the vacuum law of prosperity, you should empty your closet. Sack all the clothes you don’t want anymore. Give them away. And make sure your closet stays like that with this vacuum.

The vacuum law of prosperity states that nature abhors a vacuum.

If you create a vacuum, it will be filled very quickly. Bob tells the story of a woman who got rid of all her curtains when she heard about the law. She hated those curtains. Not long after she got rid of them, she got new ones. When she saw how fast that happened, she got rid of all their chairs next.

If you want a fuller explanation of the principle, read my Medium article where I explained this magnificent principle of prosperity. But note that you can only do use it for material things.

Try this. It works.

- David

The dumbest man ever

Don't be like him

I heard this fascinating story of a man and concluded that he was the dumbest man ever. But, interestingly, many people behave the same way.

The man sat by the fireplace and said to it:

Give me heat and I will give you wood

Isn’t he the dumbest man ever? But we do the same thing all the time. Think about the people looking for a job. They are asking society to give them heat so that they can give wood.

But many people get jobs like that. Yes, but it is a setup for failure. They will think that is how life works. And that thinking keeps them middle-class all their lives.

You don’t start your life by asking for something. You start your life by giving. Give wood first and you can expect heat. You are going to be financially rewarded according to the service you render. 

This is why becoming rich has everything to do with having something to offer the world. 

Don’t ask for heat first. Don’t ask for a job first. Don’t ask for money first. Don’t ask for a contract first. Don’t ask for a partnership first. Don’t ask for a relationship first. Give wood before you ask for heat.

(I became a writer before I got my first writing gig)

What if I have no wood? That is the secret of poverty. If you think what you have is not needed or it is worthless, then you will be poor. You have wood. If you are reading this, you have wood. Recognize it, celebrate it, and feed it into the fireplace. 

Give wood before you ask for heat.

Act on this.

- David 

P.S. Now I have a dedicated account on Instagram for my thoughts on money and success. Follow the IG account @realmillionairevibes

P.P.S. I deleted my Facebook account again. Turns out I don’t bond with Facebook and I don’t have the time to invest in it. But the IG account is here to stay. Someone is managing it on my behalf. I think you would love the content

Winning new jobs/clients with zero experience

Don't even try to explain

Too many people are waiting for the big opportunity of their lives. And such people spend their entire life waiting. Oftentimes, they understand the big secret of opportunity too late. You should know early.

I learned an important lesson about “opportunity” from a filmmaker. He won a prestigious award and everyone was congratulating him on Twitter. A few people asked how he was able to pull out of the crowd and get an opportunity. His reply was amazing.

He said, “no one is going to give you an opportunity”. He went further to explain to upcoming filmmakers that they should stop waiting for an opportunity. Instead, they should take stock of what they have and put a few things they can afford together to make a movie. It doesn’t matter if it is a 60 seconds movie. Produce the movie and release it.

He started with short movies and clips like that. And soon enough, he got into the world of the big movie industry. A person who has done a 30 seconds movie clip is better than someone who says he can do a 75-minute movie who has actually never done anything.

If you don’t have the experience, make one for yourself. Nobody will give you the opportunity to get that first experience on a platter. And such opportunities are getting rarer by the day.

If you don’t have any experience, give yourself experience. Be the client and hire yourself. Take up a project that will display your skills. Then, execute that project very well.

Always have something to show a client or potential employer. They are not interested in the grammar from your mouth. Showcase what you have done. The way to hack experience is by having experience.

Hire yourself. There is always a way to do that.

Cheers

- David

P.S. In some cases, you would discover that hiring yourself even pays far more.

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