If you want to make more money next year, you have to invest in yourself.
The late Jim Rohn said the secret of economic success is “to understand how to become more valuable in the marketplace.”
“You get paid for bringing value to the marketplace. It will take time . . . but you don’t get paid for time, you get paid for value.”
Invest in yourself so you can bring more value to the marketplace
The America income ladder is very unique. “In 2013, the low end of the ladder was $7.25 an hour ($15,080 annually) and the high-end earner was Appaloosa Management founder and hedge fund leader David Tepper, who earned $3.5 billion in personal income.” — Tony Robbins’ Book, Money: Master the Game, 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom.
Why do the cashiers at McDonald’s earn such an incredible low income at $7.77 an hour while others like David Tepper earn such a high income?
It’s because “the marketplace put very little value on being a cashier at the McDonald’s because it requires a skill that can be learned in few hours by almost anyone. However, the ability to successful expand people’s financial returns in a significant way is a much more rare and valued set of skills.”
You have to value yourself to invest in yourself
So, to have more, you have to become more valuable. To become more valuable, you have to invest in yourself. To invest in yourself, you have to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. To work harder on yourself, you have to think you are worth the investment. To think you are worth the investment, you have to value yourself.
The cashier at McDonald’s and the hedge fund manager have the same amount of time in a day, but the value they put in each hour is different, and so does the pay they get per hour.
So you should stop asking “how can I make more money?” and start asking “what am I going to do to add more value to the marketplace?” Now you know what to do: invest in yourself.