6 Essential Questions For Increasing Your Income
By James Mills, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
"To double your income, triple your investment in self-development."
- Robin Sharma
How many people in the world do you feel are truly happy with the amount they're earning?
How do you think most people would respond to the opportunity to double their income?
The most successful people in the world have the ability to pretty much earn what they want and in the case of someone like Bill Gates, are now in a position where they can invest in the good causes they feel most passionate about. If you would like to be earning more, then this is definitely an article for you...
As the Robin Sharma quote above shows, people who are serious about increasing their income are also prepared to invest in their ability to increase their income. This is very much in line with the law of giving and receiving; if we are prepared to give through investing time, money and effort then we will receive back accordingly.
Without being prepared to invest in ourselves and our ability to earn, then we are very much leaving things to chance. This essentially means we're playing a lottery with our likelihood to progress; hoping that the decisions of our boss and/or employer will dictate our income rather than taking the initiative to become more independent financially. To expect to increase our income without any form of self-investment effectively means we are expecting something for nothing and we may have to wait a long time to get what we want!
One of the world's wealthiest people; Warren Buffett, has this to say on the matter of self-investment:
"The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into the actual horsepower of their output in life.
Potential exceeds realisation for many people...The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person you want to be."
So, if you feel you have the potential to earn more than you are currently and are serious about making that a reality, then here are some questions to get you started on the right path...