The Highest Paid Workers on the Planet
Self employed people in the United States are the highest paid demographic category there is. The pay is better than the college graduate. The pay is better than the Grad School graduate with an MD or PhD.
When you work for yourself, you set your own pay scale. You have full investment in the success of the projects you do. Everything else in the world is a “job” …the wheel. That which you own, you possess and value.
By framing your plan intelligently, cautiously, and realistically, you will meet with some groans and moans but there will be no unrealistic expectations being set. No silly promises. No pie in the proverbial sky.
And the people you want respect from the most…will be there for you with that respect.
HERE’S THE QUESTION:
If those in your living space see that you are likely to succeed, in fact, are quite sure YOU WILL SUCCEED will everything then be “OK”?
Perhaps, but it’s time to insure that crucial backing.
Spending time in conflict is like experiencing an earthquake that will shake your income.
Therefore you need…earthquake insurance!
Realize that your success and happiness may easily generate challenges you weren’t expecting…and THIS is where you need to have solid communication NOW.
When good things start to happen, and they will, that’s usually when difficulties around you will begin.
You could easily anticipate that the spouse will not be thrilled that you won’t be spending as much time with them for a few months…perhaps more.
The spouse might easily see your potential (or realized) $100,000, $200,000, $300,000 income, as a good thing. BUT, as wonderful as it would be to double your income, will they be supportive of you?
Your initial instinct is, “of course they will”.
Don’t be so sure.
The person closest to you might show great support early on, and then as the reality of what this means as far as their daily life and what it means in how they perceive you as a person, things could easily change.
Sure, you’re home when the kids get home from school.
You’re saving a fortune in commuting costs.
You’re doing something you really find interesting, challenging and perhaps, at times, fun!
You’re turning a profit!
You’re making life better for everyone around you.
So how could anything be wrong with this picture?
THINGS ARE CHANGING!
You’re causing shifts within their Identity, who they perceive themselves to be, and you didn’t realize it.
You’re changing your Identity, and you didn’t think it would be taken in any fashion but positive!
Your identity, in large part, is wrapped up in all kinds of things external to you. It’s wrapped up in where you grew up, where you went to school, your job, your role as a parent, your roles as a spouse.
And now you are changing!
YOU have dreamed of this moment in time. It has ARRIVED!
It all feels right inside of you and almost none of it feels quite right inside of anyone else.
The problem is that THEIR IDENTITY’S are CHANGING as well. And they haven’t decided if that’s a good thing or not…so they are upset.
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