Yesterday, I wrote to you about one way to automagically add an hour or more to your day.
I’m adding the title “pragmatic magician” to my resume as we speak.
Since I’m on a magic kick, there’s another little trick I want to tell you about. You know what the best way is to save money?
You have it automatically taken right off the top and deposited directly into your savings, investment, or 401K account. This is what it looks like when you pay yourself first. Even if you miss it when you first make the change, you get used to seeing the amount that hits your checking and most of the time you start budgeting accordingly.
And before you know it, you’ve started to build a nice little nest egg.
What do these magic tricks have to do with you?
Maybe you needed to hear something to motivate you to save more money. Maybe you find this whole thought totally random but there’s something else…perhaps more important than how you handle your actual dollars.
The same way you pay yourself first with money, you can and probably should do the same with time.
What if everyday, you spent the first 30 minutes focused exclusively on something totally you centered instead of checking emails or swiping through IG or Facebook.
Studying for the CPA exam? Studying for the GMAT? Looking for a new job? Learning a new language? My trick can help you knock all of those out.
Take care of yourself first, and be at amazed at the rewards that come rolling in. You won’t even miss that 30 minutes. And once you get in the habit, the results you see start to multiply upon itself like… compound interest (you know, because I was talking about saving earlier).
Paying yourself more is a good start and having other people pay you more comes in pretty handy too. My book tells you what I know about moving up in your career from whatever level you’re at so you have the potential to make more money too.
Not everyone’s results will be the same but I wish someone would’ve handed me such a blueprint when I was early on in the game.
Be better than me by crushing the link below, grabbing my book, applying what you read, and prospering:
p.s. In this book of original color illustrations for each chapter, written to provide insights into real-life lessons I’ve learned outside of any undergraduate or business school classroom, you’ll learn:
- How to select a school to maximize your return on investment
- How to choose courses that will make you irresistible to employers (this doesn’t just apply to college)
- How to execute a job search so targeted, recruiters will think you were made just for them
- How to use people’s first impression biases to work to your advantage
- How to strike the perfect balance between ambition and entitlement
- How to build new relationships that could fast-track your career
- How to craft objectives that help make it impossible to deny “the receipts” showing your greatness
- The 12 most honest reasons to lie about your salary history
- How to promote yourself while keeping the business value equation in tact
- How to always be networking
- How (and when) to say no on the job
- What to do next once you’re done reading this book
Here’s the link one more time for your convenience: