How Can I Get Rich? (3 Pro Tips You’d Never Expect)
How can I get rich? Man oh man… how many times have you asked yourself that burning question right? Like it or not, a majority of our mindset is spent thinking about, worrying about or brainstorming how to get rich. Cuz the fact is we all need more money to become our ultimate self.
In this blog post, I wanted to share 3 pro tips you’d never expect regarding getting rich. But before we dive into those, I want to address a fundamental mindset shift you’ve got to have first.
Money Matters… Period
“Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.” Zig Ziglar
Yeah… let’s just be real here okay. Money matters and you need more of it. Why? Because it’s a powerful resource that allows you to do more, have more and most importantly become more. Plus when you have more of this empowering resource, it allows you to manage life’s challenges much easier.
I can’t remember who exactly said it, but it had to do with facing challenges in your life. And that it’s a lot different rolling up to your “problems” in the back of a limo rather than a broken down beater car. (rust patches and all)
So that’s why I wanted to reset your mind when it came to you be completely okay with making a ton more money. Money is good and it will allow you to do great things… so find out how to get your fair share of the abundance pie.
Okay let’s get into these 3 Pro Tips to answer that age old question, “How can I get rich?”
You Get Paid First ALWAYS
Seems like pretty common sense right? And yet how many of us actually pay ourselves first when that paycheck shows up in our bank accounts? My guess would be less than 10%… or even less!
But if you’re ever going to be able to answer with a GIANT YES to how can I get rich… it has to start right here… with YOU.
The great thing is that this pro tip is super simple to do, but for some it won’t be easy. And that’s because you’ll be fighting against a ton of previous programming around money. So even though it might be a bit of a challenge at first, this first pro tip will pay you massive dividends down the line.
Paying yourself first is when you receive your paycheck (or commissions) you take a certain percentage and put it into an account dedicated to you. Most experts recommend starting off with 10%… but I’ve also heard getting the ball rolling with 1 or 2%. The percentage doesn’t matter… what matters is that you start doing it.
One of the best ways I heard of looking at this pay yourself first concept was from fitness (and direct marketing expert) Matt Furey. I remember he emphasized that you treat those deposits as building up your “money magnet” account.
So that every time you pay yourself first, that “money magnet” account represents to your brain that more and more buckaroos are on the way to you. So as crazy as it may sound, pay yourself first (even 1%) and watch new money flow to you.
Invest In Becoming Great
This second pro tip on how to answer that age old question, how can I get rich is to invest in becoming great. And not just great at anything, but a skill set that puts you in high demand. And of course being in high demand leads to you gaining higher pay.
So whether it be investing in becoming a master at sales, copywriting, running Facebook ads or you know how to turn a Nervous Nellie into a Brash Brad of a speaker… become an expert.
Because people around the world are in desperate need of expertise in all kinds of areas of life and business. And those anxious potential customers are eager and very willing to pay top dollar for an expert to solve their problem.
And this is where you come into the picture. By investing and upgrading your high demand skill sets, you’ll be able to very quickly earn more income. And the more clients you help, the more the word will get around that you’re fantastic at what you do.
Which of course will lead to more sales, more referrals and ultimately more money.
It’s OK To Charge What You’re Worth
This final pro tip is somewhat of a continuation from the one above, but I believe it’s incredibly important to solving that riddle of how can I get rich? So keep reading.
As you build up your toolbox of high demand skill sets, you must make sure that you’re completely ok and comfortable with charging what you’re worth. And for many people (including myself in the past) this can be a tough challenge to overcome for awhile.
I can’t explain why… but too often we undercharge because we’re worried what people will think of us. You may have already invested tens of thousands of dollars of education to become an expert in your field, but you could still find yourself charging rock bottom prices.
I’m here to tell you right now to stop that. YOU DESERVE to receive what you’re worth.
Because I want this final pro tip to really sink in for you long term, I’ll pass along a story from one of my mentors. It has to do with how people spend their money (and how it’ll help you answer that nagging questions how can I get rich?)
People Will Love To Give You Money
I remember he gave an example of how there could be two people selling the same exact type of information product / training. Let’s say it’s a course on mastering Facebook Advertising. The first person sells their course for $3,000… and you have a similar course for the same price.
Now here’s where things get interesting.
That first person aka “Guru Gary” has a course that’s all fluff. Only a few short videos, a few downloads and no real customer support or community. In other words, Guru Gary cranked out a course just to make a buck.
But as my mentor said, people are seeking solutions to their problems and will spend their money to get it. So a ton of people will come across Guru Gary and think he’s their guy.
But after buying his course, they’ll be severely disappointed. Not only will they not learn what they were hoping for… they’ll become cynical and might even give up on chasing their dreams.
On the flipside, someone buys your course on the same topic.
You provide them tons of rock solid training content, multiple videos, downloads, Q & A sessions, Facebook community and highly responsive customer service. And every customer who buys from you walks away with a huge smile on their face.
So the point of this story from my mentor is that people seeking a solution to their problem will spend their money. And if they are… who would you rather see them spend it with?
Definitely not Guru Gary… you guessed it… YOU.
Because you truly care about the success of your clients and customers. And you know that when they buy from you they will get the highest value, support and most importantly RESULTS.
So the next time you ask yourself, how can I get rich… think of these 3 pro tips and put yourself on a fast track to creating your own legacy of wealth.
Jason is a key member of the marketing team here at AWOL. He brings a wide range of skills sets to the table such as copywriting, content and email marketing. When he’s not helping to crank out the latest marketing campaigns, he is addicted to spreading an attitude of gratitude through inspirational speaking, collecting fedoras and anything Bruce Lee… Waka!