I’m challenging you to think big about your income, so big that it’s beyond what you might ordinarily think is possible.
The median household income in the US, as of 2018 is around $63,000.
The median personal income (since households typically have more than one income-earning person in it) is a little more than half that, so around $34,000.
I don’t know how much you make, but let’s assume that you’re somewhere near the median. (You’re obviously greater than the median in good taste and attractiveness, but we’re talking about income here. 😘)
There is a pernicious reinforcing situation where you can be led to believe that you are deserving only of the money that you make. “Those other people, they can make more, but I couldn’t possibly make more than $50,000. It’s just not possible in my field.”
Indeed, I have long held a theory that the amount of money we make is often tied to the amount of money we believe we deserve to make.
I’m not going to go all The Secret on you and claim that this is true. I wouldn’t be that forward.
I will say that, at least in my case, I used to believe that I was a poor person. Not that I was poor, but that I was a poor person. One was a situation, one was an identifier.
And now, I don’t believe that I’m a poor person, and I make more money than my 20 years old self would have believed possible. I’m not the only person for whom I’ve seen this transformation.
Cause or effect?
But let’s put all that aside for now. Let’s test your preconceived notions of what you believe is possible.
Let’s talk about $100,000.
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