If you want to double your income, then there are two rules you must obey to realize your dreams. These are actually very joyful rules to follow, even though many people aren’t used to them. In fact, the joy you get from abiding by them will make the fact that you can double your income seem like a pittance in comparison.
1. Find out what you really love–and focus on it. For some people, this may actually mean giving up a promotion or favored position at their jobs. But this is still the best move to make, in the long run. You’re a lot more likely to double your income–maybe two or three times over–if you do what you love instead of what you don’t love.
It’s been said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Let’s forget for a second that you’re a thousand times more likely to get that initial inspiration when you’re doing what you love than when you are not. You’re a lot more likely to carry through with that all-essential perspiration when you’re doing what you love.
Sure, you might be willing to put in just enough effort to get the job done, if you’re doing something else. But you’ll never go above and beyond the call of duty unless you focus your efforts on what you love. And going above and beyond is the only way you will ever double your income!
Fortunately, it’s easier to put in twice as much effort on something you love, than just the bare minimum on something you don’t. Going with what you love will make you more likely to succeed just by sheer virtue of natural momentum.
2. Learn to delegate tasks. So, now you’re off and focusing only on those tasks and goals that you absolutely love. Well guess what? You will have to make sure that some tasks that you dislike–and very possibly even hate–are completed.
“What the heck is he talking about?” you say. “Didn’t he just tell me to only put effort into what I love?”
That’s correct. You should only expend effort on those tasks that you really love. You should also see to it that the tasks you hate get done. How on Earth can you do this?
Learn to delegate.
This can be difficult, especially if the project you’re working on is “your baby”. But at some point, you’re going to have to trust yourself enough to know you can hire or otherwise assign competent people to take care of the tasks you dislike.
If doing what you love means starting your own business but you don’t have enough start-up funding to hire somebody who can do the tasks you hate, don’t despair. Independent business people and service providers use the barter system a whole lot more often than you might think.
If you work for somebody else, this may mean hiring an assistant on a part-time or situational basis. Don’t fret about your money, though. You’re many more times likely to double your income if you spend a little money so you can focus on what you’re best at, than if you hoard it and waste time on tasks that you hate.