One Mental Shift
Tripled My Income
Last week I told you that you can double, triple, or even quadruple your income, and it doesn’t have to take a long time or be difficult.
In fact, one simple mental shift tripled my income.
I was a high school dropout and, at the time, was married with two children and working six-and-a-half days a week, driving a forklift on a dock, to earn about $20,000 a year.
I was so frustrated I wanted to scream. I didn’t like myself or virtually anybody else.
But there was a seed of desire in me—just as there is in everybody—and I began to ask myself what I wanted.
I decided that I wanted a boat, a house, a car, and to earn $40,000 a year. That was it. Those were the only things that I thought I could get.
Then one day, I was in a water-skiing accident that broke my back and almost took my life.
It was an enormous wake-up call for me that one day I could be living my life, and then bang, like flipping a light switch, I could be gone.
As I lay at home recovering, I started asking myself why I was here and what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
I thought that God would reward me with a great opportunity, but nothing changed. About a month after my accident, I was back on the dock, absolutely miserable again.
Then one brutally cold February night in Chicago, about 2:20 a.m., I was still working, and nothing was going right. I was exhausted and at my wit’s end, when a voice inside my head said, “David, change your attitude.” It was so clear it was almost audible.
Could it be that simple? I wondered. Could a small change in my thinking make a big shift in my external results?
I started to play with this idea, and began to study the owner of the company where I worked. This guy had a million-dollar company and a great attitude, and yet we came from the same lower-middle-class background. Not only that, but when he started the business in his garage, he was doing the same job that I was currently doing.
I decided then and there that I would commit to making three attitude adjustments in myself, and practice these for 12 months and see what happens.
Those three changes were:
1. I was going to act as though I loved what I was doing. I hated my job, but since my boss used to do it, I decided that he must have liked it on some level, so I would find a way to like it as well.
2. I would treat people with total respect. This is how he treated everybody, while up to this point I was resentful, bitter and hurt.
3. I would do every job to the best of my ability. The owner had built good business relationships, so I surmised that he must have put a lot of care into his work. At that point, I was not operating by that idea. If something broke, I didn’t care. So I decided to follow his model in this as well.
Because I wanted something different, I was willing to do something different.
Without going back to school or taking any lessons or even reading any books, in less than a year, I was making $60,000.
All I did was shift what was going on inside my head, and my income tripled.
Can the same thing happen for you? Absolutely!
And whether you’re making $20,000 or $500,000 the lesson is the same.
You can have so much more than you can even imagine.
And, as I’ll tell you next week, you ARE so much more than you even know.
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