There is no investment which shoots to the moon. There is no overnight double up strategy. There’s something else.
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HOW DO YOU EARN MONEY
How do you put money into your bank account? What checks do you cash? What is your profession? Many under sell their sales pitches. The value of time is subjective. The way you walk up to a meeting tells people how you walk out. First impressions last. Last words sear memories. Let me let you in on the first step to searing a six-figure deposit.
Employee or business owner.
This is the choice you have.
Nearly all offer services. Nearly all offer trade skills. A choice exists in your life. You can contribute to a brand or be the brand. Customers pay for brand. Who stands behind the brand is you or another.
Companies do not live, breathe, or talk.
What makes a company is people.
People live, breathe, and talk.
The community of business is nothing more than community of people. Customers are paying for you. You represent a brand. The issue hindering your earnings is you believe the brand is not you.
YOUR EMPLOYER GETS PAID BY YOU
A common misconception is you are paid by your employer. Many believe this illusion. The illusion manifests itself as an endless well. A well which is the big company’s endless bank account. Many believe by showing up every day they will get paid on the 1st and 15th.
This is not true.
Somewhere someone is worrying. The amount of money in a business checking account is not endless.
Discussions happen daily, weekly, and monthly. These discussions surround money. How much will be available. What budget will fit next quarter. Who do they need to fire to keep production up.
Playing ignorant to these conversations does not help. It gets you blind-sided. Ask anyone who was suddenly fired due to the economy. They all have similar stories.
What story is not told is you paid yourself. Seriously.
CUSTOMERS TALK TO YOU NOT THEM
People build relationships. Often the relationships are with the people they see. If you go to a phone store frequently you tend to know the employees. You most likely ask for the manager by name.
You enjoy your customer service. You are serviced well. The brand does not service you. The person occupying the position does.
This person is helpful, cheerful, knowledgeable, and welcoming. Therefore, you happily swipe your card.
This is an example of someone paying the person not the brand.
EARNINGS FOR AN EMPLOYEE VS A BUSINESS
I don’t choose to employ myself at a reputable project management firm for a reason. I would limit myself. Go on GlassDoor. You see the project management range.
Low end employed project managers earn $53,706 in the United States. Their average is $83,827 per year. The high end for an employed project manager is $130,842.
In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, my project management company earned more than $600,000 in gross revenue.
Had I been working for someone during this time a limit would exist. The most I could have hoped for was $130,842.
I took a year off last year. The company still grossed $145,000. I beat the top end project manager by more than $15,000. My days consisted mainly of taking naps (seriously). My work was done by March of last year.
I’m back to work this year. I have $75,000 in invoices sent. I am negotiating a $300,000 annual contract as we speak. There are four more customer prospects which each represent $50,000 a piece. I anticipate my earnings for 2023 will mirror 2020.
All it takes is me working.
END PRODUCTS ARE NEEDED
You don’t need to invent an iPhone to sell one. You do not need to manufacture a tool to explain to someone why you use a hammer. You don’t need to be employed at a job to take one.
I performed the same services as someone working at Shell. The difference? I didn’t work at Shell. Shell provided all the end products not me. I separated myself from the oil company. By doing this I nearly multiplied my earnings by six times.
WHAT WAS THE 4 FIGURE REFERENCE?
Food for thought. You do not have to work at a job to do your job. You do not have to work at a company to be part of a company.
It takes about a few thousand dollars to set up your own company. You need to pay filing fees, contract a registered agent, and get a virtual office with a phone service. You need a website. You also need to pay for your occupational license. You need to go get professional insurance for malpractice (if you offer professional services).
Depending on your industry you’re going to range anywhere from $2,000 - $4,500. If you invest in yourself, it will always be the best investment. I’m not advocating to be a dream chaser. Take your current job. Review it. No matter what you’re doing. You can do the exact same thing for yourself.
LET’S STOP WITH THE EXCUSES JOBS CAN BE BUSINESSES
Are you a mechanic with no tools? Okay. Open an LLC. Get the occupational license. Ask to rent a bay when you get your first customer. Shops allow you to rent bays. Use the deposit to gain access to tools. Once you finish your work collect your profit.
Work at McDonalds? Okay. Get some burgers, cheese, a head of lettuce and some bread from
Walmart. Get a portable grill. Stand at the park. Write a sign and sell your hamburgers for $4. You go through one pack an hour it’s $32 an hour. Last time I checked McDonald’s isn’t paying you that. Rough numbers but you get the idea.
Six figures are not that far away. To obtain your earnings you need to hustle. I hustle well. I hustle in every climate. I’ve detailed my success and failures in my international best-selling book, “I Made It Then I Didn’t”. It’s not always a sunshine day hustling. Nevertheless, six figure averages are not impossible. Read again. Learn. Hustle.
To Your Knowledge Success!
1) The life of Christopher Knight Lopez a Professional Hustler turned International Best Seller and Published Author of “I Made It Then I Didn’t”.
2) GlassDoor Website Search. “Project Manager Salaries”. Searched 10 January 2023. Web Link.
3) GAFM Global Academy of Finance & Management (American Academy of Project Management). Master Project Manager (MPM®) Certification. Issued 2015.
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About Christopher: Christopher Knight Lopez is a Professional Hustler turned International Best Seller and Published Author of “I Made It Then I Didn’t”. Christopher has opened over 7 businesses in his 15-year career. Christopher’s purpose is to take advantage of various market-driven opportunities. Christopher is a certified Master Project Manager (MPM), and Accredited Financial Analyst (AFA). Christopher previously held his Series 65 securities license examination and was a Master Financial Planner (MFP). Christopher also held his General Lines — Life, Accident, Health & HMO. Christopher has managed a combined 286mm USD in reported Assets Under Management & Assets Under Advisement. Christopher has work experience in 33 countries, raised over 50mm USD for various businesses, and grossed over 13.0mm in his personal career. Christopher worked in the highly technical industries of: biotechnology, finance, securities, manufacturing, real estate, and residential mortgages. Christopher is a United States Air Force Veteran. Christopher has a passion for family, competitive sports, fishing, martial arts and advocacy for entrepreneurs. Christopher provides self-help classes for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Christopher’s passion to mentor comes from belief that entrepreneurs need guidance. The world is full of conflicting information about entrepreneur identity. See more at www.christopherklopez.com.