Steps to improve your income

How you can improve your income and become financially independent and happy today? Here are things you can do immediately.


Why Are You Not Wealthy Today?

There are two reasons that you do not have as much money today as you desire:

You did not think about or plan for today before it arrived. Had you been more aware, then, that you would always need money and acted on that awareness in the past, you would be wealthier today than you are right now. Why?

Because, you would have intentionally saved money (perhaps even by making small sacrifices over the years) or invested money (even small amounts) and would therefore have more money today than you currently have. Make a list of your expenses for one month; you will quickly discover how many unnecessary things you buy and how much you could therefore set-aside for tomorrow.

If you want to free yourself from financial troubles, then start putting a portion of your money into a special account.

The work you have now is not bringing in enough money. There are many important steps for improving your income which are financial and non monetary rewards you earn from your job.

Steps for improving your income out of your work, consider these 5 options.


Change jobs.

Money is not everything. Financial gain is not the only consideration when evaluating your current employment. Work that you enjoy doing will give you greater satisfaction, a feeling that no amount of money can provide. You have probably heard the saying, "Do what you love and the money will follow." Successful people concentrate on their work, the business, while unsuccessful people focus solely on the money. Think it over.


Take on an extra job.

Perhaps your primary job gives you great satisfaction, but does not yet provide a sufficient income. Taking a second job may be a better solution than changing jobs. Like everything else - it depends on the individual. You know best. You have to consider the consequences; working two jobs means there will be less time for everything else and added pressure. Ask yourself if the increase in income is worth the additional taxes you will pay, time you will spend, etc.


Invest more time in your present job.

Another possibility is to put in more time into your present job. Since you are probably paid according to time or efficiency, your income will probably rise with more time invested. This alternative is similar to the one above, that of increasing your workload, except it does not require acclimating yourself to a new job and therefore you do not need to concentrate on (and master) two different jobs. However, the work may be monotonous (where adding an extra job might allow combining mental and physical work, a possible advantage) or less rewarding, thus, it might not be profitable to bet everything, so to speak, on one horse.


Be more efficient in your present job.

One good variation is to be more efficient at your present job, which often results in higher earnings. Think about how you can save time and money. Search for bottlenecks and fix them. Consider the Paret Principle - 80 percent of your income comes from 20 percent of the work done. Concentrate more on effective tasks and less on auxiliary ones that do not bring in money directly (like preparation, cleaning, etc.).


Learn to enjoy your present job.

You will move towards your goals faster if you organize your present job so you enjoy it more. Make a list of things that make you happy at work or bring you satisfaction from your job. The list might include: what you have, what you have always wanted, where your advantages are, how tasks can be done in a pleasant and fun way and so on. You will find the job itself probably is not so bad, it's just that you have been focusing more on the negative, rather than the positive, aspects. Be optimistic and start to take an interest in your field of expertise. Associate with people who do similar work and enjoy doing it - allow them to pass their enthusiasm on to you. Maybe you will not t get a raise at first, but you will be much happier and not only at work.

If I asked you, which you would prefer, money or happiness, what would you say?

Well, there, you see...I promise you that over time you will be noticed - if not by your superiors at work and business associates or partners, then by others. There are always plenty of jobs for a worker who is conscientious and an expert in his or her field. Those who are the best in the business have doors opened everywhere, regardless of whether such a qualified person is needed right then or not. Use these steps for improving your income just think about it so you can change the way you live now.

Wise employers employ someone the moment they realize that a person can benefit their company. They do not wait for an empty position where they would be forced into a feverish search for an appropriate candidate.


About the Author
Nikola Grubisa is a European Marketing and HRM Consultant and the co-author of a European best-seller "The Millionaire Mindset: How to Tap Real Wealth from Within". If you are wondering how top marketers are marketing in Europe and at the same time want to discover the path to true wealth, please subscribe to his new free eZine "The Millionaire Weekly Memo".