How To Dramatically Increase Your Income

Do You Know How To Increase Your Income?




“The topic of wealth, income, and making money is often discussed and viewed in a negative light. Our society is afraid of being labeled as greedy or money hungry, but what must be understood is that money is a crucial part of freedom“…..says Peter Voogd, (




Have you ever heard anybody say any of these?

  • “Money is the root of all evil.”
  • “Rich people are greedy.”
  • “Money won’t make you happy.”
  • “You don’t want to be one of those people.”
  • “I don’t need money.”




As entrepreneurs, you have goals of increasing your income. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, so those thriving financially  must be doing something different, right? 


Here are Peter’s 8 very tactical and straightforward tips that can be used right away to catapult your income:


1. Stop doing what you’re doing. 

  • We all know the saying “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a difference result.”
  • If you aren’t satisfied, the first thing you must do is stop doing what you’ve been doing because what you are doing is what is creating your dissatisfying, current reality.
  • What’s great about life is the opportunity to completely change your story and direction overnight.
  • Regardless of your past decisions, you’re always one decision away from making the right one.


2. Don’t let money define you.

  • Your self worth has nothing to do with your finances.
  • Whether you have a negative bank account or $5 million in the bank, your confidence must never waiver.
  • If anything, your confidence needs to increase when you are stressed so you are motivated to never feel that stress again.
  • Being wealthy is a state of mind, but so is being broke.
  • You are what defines you, not what you possess.



3. Start prioritizing your profits.

  • When you set up your weekly schedule make sure you start with income producing activities.
  • Of all your activities, 20 percent will account for 80 percent of your income.
  • Figure out what those are.
  • Really think about the the top two or three things you need to do to create income.
  • Now put those in your schedule consistently to assure you are creating income.
  • Constantly ask yourself if what you’re doing is profitable.
  • Focus on doing what you should versus what you feel.
  • Never forget that impact drives income.


4. Start placing a higher value on your time.

  • Time is more valuable than money.
  • You can always get more money, but you can never get more time.
  • It is possible to become twice as valuable, and make twice as much money in the same amount of time.
  • There is nothing more valuable than time invested wisely.
  • We all have the same 24 hours, and it’s what you do with them that determines everything.


5. It’s Ok to say no.

  • Steve Jobs once said, “It’s what Apple said “no” to that ultimately made them successful.”
  • If you’re over-extending yourself and committing to too many things, this word will change your life.
  • Say “no” to everything that doesn’t create income for you until you get your income to a place you feel confident and secure.
  • Make a commitment to yourself that you will focus on income-producing activities versus tension-relieving activities.


6. Proximity is power.

  • Most broke people hang with other broke people and they usually stay broke, together.
  • Elevate your peer group by reaching out to those playing the game of life at a higher level than you.
  • Find those people because you’ll become a lot like the people you spend the most time with.
  • Their belief systems, their ways of being and their attitudes are contagious.
  • You’re either surrounding yourself with those who hold you accountable, or let you off the hook.
  • Choose wisely.



7. Lower your excuses. 

  • As the excuses go up, the bank account goes down.
  • The best excuse makers or “validators” have the smallest bank accounts.
  • The energy and time you spend on creative excuses is better invested in thinking of actual solutions that move your life forward.
  • Excuses are a disease and those who continue making them will continue to have money issues.



8. Shift your focus from victim to leader.

  • Stop blaming the economy, stop blaming your past, stop blaming your boss or company, and stop thinking the world is out to get you.
  • Charge more, switch jobs, become more valuable.
  • “The moment you take responsibility for everything in your life, is the moment you can change anything in your life.”-Hal Elrod



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If you take these tips seriously, and want it bad enough you will create an income explosion the next couple months. But you need to realize that your bank account isn’t who you are, it’s who you were before you made the decision to focus on wealth.



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To Your Success,
Joan Harrington

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35 thoughts on “How To Dramatically Increase Your Income

  1. I always love your detailed posts Joan. I liked the quotes about money. Having the right attitude towards it is so important and many people need to get over their aversion that money is evil.
    Thanks for sharing your advice.

  2. Hi Joan,

    I can honestly say that I enjoyed everything you wrote about in this post.
    However, I will point out that my favorite part is when you mentioned that you can change your direction overnight.

    I feel this is true if an inner-shift takes place. It brings some comfort to know that just because things look a certain way in the present, they can always shift as soon as we do.

  3. Excellent content. I can honestly say that the turning point for me was when I executed number 3. Before then I had no plan and no direction. Focusing on the profit producing activities is great advice. 80/20 🙂

  4. Mindset management and knowing how to not waste the precious resource of time. I make it a point to focus on what I call money making activities in the first half of the morning when I am at my peak energy and doing other sustaining activities later in the day according to my energy level. Focusing on wealth often drives it away because we are thinking of lack rather than abundance. Better to silence the mind and focus on the most relevant tasks.

    If I find myself wondering on priorities, I refer to my trusted pendulum to show me the way forward, Joan.

  5. These are great tips! Very motivational! I really needed to hear #5. I always volunteer to help people with thing and then realize I have no time for myself. I’m working on it though. Thanks for this post!

  6. Placing a higher value on time is really resonating with me. We (or should I say I) tend to give away time as though it’s not valuable. YIKES!! And learning to say no is a powerful tool. Great tips once again Joan!

  7. Love this post! I especially liked your point about how we are choosing to be with people who make us accountable, or let us off the hook (“choose wisely”). This is absolutely true! One way or another, we will be influenced by those around us, especially this time of year! Thank you for such great insight. 🙂

  8. Lots of really great points in this post, Joan. I love “What’s great about life is the opportunity to completely change your story and direction overnight.” Very true, once we are conscious of the limiting beliefs that stop us and we chose to recreate our story. I also give so much away for free, that I am focused on giving away less and asking for compensation more. It is a tough one, when so many people are used to coming to me for advice and help. I think flipping our mindset switch takes conscious practice. Often people aren’t even aware of the limiting beliefs and actions that stop them from achieving their goals. Thanks for the great insights!

    • Thank you Beverley! Yes that is my favorite as well 🙂 I also need to work on giving “less” away and getting paid for my worth! Appreciate your awesome feedback and comment as always 🙂 Hope you are having an awesome week!!

  9. A few years ago, I would have loved to have had a 7 figure business and this morning over coffee, Joe and I talked about this, along with it being the end of 2015, goals we reached, new ones to set.

    Personally, I don’t want a 7 figure business. I simply want my business to support my lifestyle. It’s as simple as that. Joe agreed, that a 7 figure business isn’t us. Time is the most valuable thing we own. Nobody can take that away from us.

  10. Hi Joan,
    Very thought provoking tips. I love the tip about you either surround yourself with people who hold you accountable or let you off the hook. I also love the tip about excuses. We can make excuses or we can make money but we can’t make both.

  11. Hi Joan,
    This is a great reminder to focus my time on income producing tasks. I tend to want to give more away than I need to; or should. I do believe in giving back – however, I have also learned to be more cautious and strategic with who I share my talents and time with. I do agree, sometimes the success lies in the word NO and I have taken steps to take back even more of my time to focus on my business growth than “busy”ness. Thanks you for sharing!

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