The Key To 10x Your Income And Results
What I want to share with you today is something I discovered after a few years of being an entrepreneur. When I started I didn't know what I was doing. I was just doing stuff. With the time, I learned a lot of stuff and become more advanced.
Of course at the beginning my income was really small. Then, I discovered and learned one principle that allowed me to grow my income. I was able to improve my income by applying this principle and with this concept I went from making zero to thirty thousand dollars a month in only two and a half years.
No One Said It Was Going to Be Easy
Before reaching those numbers, I was kind of stuck and I wasn’t getting good results. I was just being reactive. Reacting to everybody, just checking my email, checking notifications all the time. I was waiting for opportunities to happen and basically responding to things. Until I learned the difference of being reactive versus being proactive. I started to discover that if I’m more proactive somehow I could get better results.
Back then, I had several clients, they were giving me certain amount of money, but I thought what if I change things, what if we improve things from the way they are and start providing more value. That was more proactive. I then passed from expecting things to happen, to make things happen. I started to ask better questions myself, like what could I do to improve my situation, what did I need to do to earn more money. That’s the power of asking questions and being proactive.
There’s a Lack of Proactivity in the World
You’ve probably noticed how many people have a very rigid view about their situation. This is how much money I earn, this is the job I have, this is my situation. They conform with what they have. I used to have the same thought, but then I learned to see the world very fluidly and not as rigid as I thought it was.
From school we learned a way and I believe that creates this way of thinking. We were given all these limits, these rules, all well structured, like we couldn’t get out of that way, because then it would be wrong. School indoctrinates to follow rigid systems and structures and that’s why we got such a rigid view of the world. But life is not like that. Life is not a test you need to pass to succeed. If you fail a test, you can be creative and create another test. They don’t teach that in school though.
Everything is Possible
What I discovered as being an entrepreneur and really being a human is that everything is possible. If you really think about it, it’s all possible. We get to make our own rules and create the life we want. You just have to be more proactive and less reactive.
That’s what being an entrepreneur is about, being a proactive person not a reactive person. An entrepreneur is not someone that waits to be told what to do. It's not someone that is given certain specifications and expects to do a test in order to succeed. The entrepreneur creates the test themselves, the entrepreneur is the one that innovates, improves and finds new ways, better ways. And that’s why they get paid for, because there’s no money on being reactive.
And the whole society is built upon reactivity. Everybody is expecting to be told what to do. That’s why people are always looking for jobs, to be an employee, to get paid for doing something. That’s why the get paid very little compared with entrepreneurs.
The Key is Being Proactive
Being proactive is the key to 10x your income and your results in your life. Don’t see things as rigid as you think they are, don’t settle for how things are, but ask yourself how can you transform things, how you can improve things. Set your thoughts and energy in the right direction and keep moving forward.
The limits are so little, you can achieve 10x more just by asking better questions to yourself and start doing and implementing.