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What To Do When You Can’t Seem To Make More Money

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Process Not Result

Invert your focus.  Say you wanna make $100k/mo.  But you’re stuck at twenty.  And nothing seems to be working… to getcha unstuck.

Cool, it might be time to stop focusing on $100k/mo and instead switch to a process goal.

Daf*cksdat?  Right?

Well, for me, that might mean my new goal is to write for two hours a day.  See what I’m sayin’?  Writing is the process; it’s what’ll get me the result I’m after.  ($500k/mo, net, in case you care.)

Why try this?

I’ll give you six reasons:

1) Process goals are all about doing sh*t, instead of dreaming about it.

2) They’re easier to measure.  Did I write for two hours today?  Yes or no?

3) You’re in control; not the competition, not the economy, not YouTube, and certainly not Kanye West.

4) There’s a “high” you get by being productive.  No different than feeling awesome after a tough workout.  This feeling, of course, makes you wanna be productive the next day.  And the day after that.

5) Strength.  Like Arnie says:

Confidence comes from victory, but strength comes from the struggle.

6) Cuz how’s not doing this working out for ya?  I think it’s at least worth a try, is it not?

About the author: Cory Johnson likes hip-hop, comedy, cold beer, curvy women and writing. His net worth is $11 million. Here’s how he did it.