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3 Mindsets That Will Increase Your Income, Value, And Happiness

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The Addicted2Success Podcast Interview with Jake Ducey

 

Here are the 3 mindsets that will increase your income, value and happiness.

1. Goals aren’t about what you get, they are about who you become

I had a dream of publishing my first book with my favorite publishing house. I covered my room with hundreds of affirmations on 8×11 paper. I even put one in front of the toilet, that way I was always thinking about my goal!

Miracles began unfolding and friend of mine even made an introduction to the founder of the publishing house I dreamed of! My goals were coming true just by covering my wall in affirmations!

The founder invited me over and we hit it off! That’s it! I made my dreams a reality! I was published!

Two weeks later I got an email about my book. The CEO was writing me to inform me they were NOT going to be publishing it—that I should self-publish instead.

I was furious!

My dream was denied AND I had to take down hundreds of affirmations on 8×11 paper that said I was so thankful this company published me!

Painfully, I had to print the books myself, do my own PR, and sell the books on my own.

I printed 5,000 copies, filled my car with books and drove across the country. I spoke anywhere I could—sometimes no one would come.

I stopped people on the street and asked them to buy my book. I knocked on stranger’s doors and had it shut it my face when I asked them to buy it.

A few months later my book picked up traction, sold 10,000 copies in a few months, and made it to the top 300 overall on Amazon! Then I got invited to do a TEDx Youth talk!

Then Penguin made an offer on my second book, The Purpose Principles!

My dreams of making a living and difference as a writer were born! Born out of not reaching my original dream of publishing with the company I always wanted.

Now I see what Henry David Thoreau (who I hated to read in high school) meant when he said, “What you get from a goal is not as important as who you become.”

Had I gotten that publishing deal with my dream company, I would have never become someone who learned how to do my own PR, sell my books, go door-to-door, and make a dream a reality when all plans had failed.

When your dreams are stalled. When doubt creeps in. When you face failure. When your limits are tested. Ask yourself, “Who must I become? Who do my dreams need me to become?”

 

Jake Ducey The Purpose Principles
 

2. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your work.”

We do not get paid for time.

We get paid for bringing value to the marketplace.

We get paid for value.

Not for time.

Someone says, “Well I make $30 a hour.”

But that’s not true—if it was you could just stay home and watch movies with your favorite pajamas on, and have them send you the money hourly.

You get paid for value.

 

Is it possible to become twice as valuable to the marketplace by working twice as hard on yourself?

Could you become three times as valuable, and make three times as much money just by who you can become?

The answer is yes.

If you study harder. If you put more time into your character. If you become happier and more positive. If you have more energy… You will become more valuable.

When you are more valuable, you are worth more.

It could take a minute to become even more valuable.

But the way to make more money is to become more valuable. You become more valuable by working harder on yourself than you do on your work. It’s not about the hours you put in, but the energy you put out.

It’s about Inner-hustle. That desire to find out who you are and become better as a person. It’s about pushing to know what powers you are made of within yourself.

 

3. The main measure of success is how happy you are when you aren’t working

Happiness probably doesn’t come from racking up fat cash and growing a huge business. At least that’s what the studies say!

For the last 60 years annual income per person in America has drastically increased, while happiness has stayed the same. The difference in measured well-being between someone who makes $60,000 a year and $50,000,000 is more or less the same.

At the end of the day, it’s important to remember that when you step away from building your business and getting all you want, you can find happiness too.

Perhaps you can look to find passion in small things. Have you lately? Have you made someone smile today? Did you exercise? Did you stop and ask the cashier how their day was going? Have you been a good friend, a good lover? Did you think about all the amazing things in your life outside of work?

 

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Jake Ducey is the world’s first millennial motivational speaker—TEDx star and motivational coach. Jake's latest book "The Purpose Principles", with the foreword by Jack Canfield is now available on Amazon.

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  1. Evan

    Mar 21, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Jake!

    I love your vids and this article was fantastic. Thanks for putting this out there, that was an interesting TEDx talk. Keep doing what you do bro, you’re gonna change the generations to come!

    – Evan

  2. Ram Vijay

    Mar 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Thumps up!!!

  3. Cindy Fielding-Smith

    Jul 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Hi Jake. Thank you for sharing from the heart about your dreams, and how, seemingly they were shattered, only to turn around with a better outcome. I got my current job as a teacher by asking them what I had to be to get a job in the school. What it was that they were looking for. This was after I got knocked back on a job application. You are so right about asking ourselves about who we must become to achieve our dreams. It is quite simple really!

    I have enjoyed my visit to Addicted2Success website, and will be back for more.

    The best to you.

    Cindy

  4. Retin

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    You got a way of knocking me off my feet right away…working on oneself is really key. Thank you.

  5. Flavia

    Mar 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks you for this inspiration. i am on moving with my dream goal, and with this i know i will achieve it

  6. Dharmesh Dev

    Mar 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Very thoughtful content mate, keep up this good work!,
    your quote has really deep meaning, well I guess every moment is a right moment, it depends on us how we perceive it.

  7. Omer Nissani

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Love your content mate!
    Keep up the divine mission
    Omer

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No Mess, No Clutter For 4 Weeks.

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Today is a special anniversary. It’s been four weeks of no mess and no clutter. A few of my work colleagues were fascinated by this achievement when I told them and asked me to write about it.

The process to get there was grueling. It made me sick, it was stressful and it was hard. It was worth every second though and it can help everyone reading this.

Here’s what I learned:

 

The past no longer has to haunt me.

After two weeks, I realized that I had let go of the ex-girlfriends, failed startups and memories that held no significance in my life. Throwing out junk and decluttering helps you deal with the past.

You may think you have dealt with the past but the objects that are left over are the last remaining bits that must be dealt with.

There’s something so freeing about letting go and dealing with your past. It creates space for you to excel in the future and empty your mind. No longer will a dumb pair of socks that your ex-partner bought, remind you of the way they complained about you all the time.

 

I saved money and lots of it.

It’s only been four weeks and my bank account is thanking me for the tidy up. Now that I know what I have, I can stop buying more batteries, screwdrivers and stationary that I already have.

“Once you’ve lived without clutter, you become like a prison guard, guarding your home against possessions you’ll never use”

This results in fewer purchases and my debit card thanks me.

I was spending hundreds of dollars every year buying things that I might use on a rainy day in a few years. That rainy day came often, yet I never used the items I was stockpiling.

Thanks to these little changes, I now have more money to invest in stocks and my new startup.

 

You quit letting other people’s junk become your burden.

People die and leave you stuff.
People move countries and leave you stuff.
People ask you to look after their stuff.
People give you stuff that you’re too scared to throw out in case they find out and get upset with you.

You can’t keep letting other people’s possessions become your burden. Set yourself free and let go of possessions regardless of where they came from or who will care. It’s the only way to declutter.

 

It’s obvious what I can live without.

Now that more than 50% of my possessions are in either charity bins or at the recycling center, I now know what I can live without. Here’s what I was wrong about.

– I thought I needed coconut oil. It turns out that I hate the taste and haven’t used it for two years. Throwing it away reminded me that I could live without it.

– I thought I needed fifteen different pyjama tops. It turns out I only ever wear three of them. The other twelve pairs are not my size and remind me of my old body which I’m not proud of.

– I thought I needed tons of bedding and as it turns out, I rotate the same few doona covers and sheets because they have bright colors that make me happy. The black and grey ones are depressing and I subconsciously never choose to use them.

– I thought I needed to buy in bulk. It turns out I don’t have the room and it feels better to live in a decluttered environment. Buying in bulk was only making the retailers rich, and me sad.

 

I’m surrounded by objects that make me happy.

That’s the result of having no mess and decluttering. Items that you keep (only keep the stuff that brings you joy) are now all around you. Everywhere I now look, I see useful possessions that get used and make me happy.

Decluttering allowed me to have more of what I love, and less of what I don’t. Being happy is a decision.

“It takes lots of small decisions about what to throw out, to get to a point where your limited number of possessions can bring you joy”

I also know everything I have now because I have so few possessions. This makes me happy.

 

My life is now organized.

Being organized is a massive time saver. No longer do I need to go on the equivalent of a twelve day Easter Egg Hunt to find a belt I want to wear. It’s now either the black one or the brown one.

This feeling of being organized is addictive and if you do one big tidy up, and you don’t stop until its done, you’ll never go back to your messy ways.

Being organized equals time, which equals money baby!

P.S – Before you send me an email full of rage over how simple I make this all sound, try it for yourself. Take a risk. Embrace the fear. I’m not the only one who has decluttered. There are thousands of us on the Internet that you can look up who’ve had the exact same experience.

If you want to increase your productivity and learn some more valuable life hacks, then join my private mailing list on timdenning.net

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared hundreds of thousands of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around success, personal development, motivation, and entrepreneurship. During the day Tim works with the most iconic tech companies in the world, as an adviser, to assist them in expanding into Australia. By night, Tim coaches his students on the principles of personal development and the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net or through his Facebook.

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  1. Evan

    Mar 21, 2016 at 5:36 am

    Jake!

    I love your vids and this article was fantastic. Thanks for putting this out there, that was an interesting TEDx talk. Keep doing what you do bro, you’re gonna change the generations to come!

    – Evan

  2. Ram Vijay

    Mar 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Thumps up!!!

  3. Cindy Fielding-Smith

    Jul 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Hi Jake. Thank you for sharing from the heart about your dreams, and how, seemingly they were shattered, only to turn around with a better outcome. I got my current job as a teacher by asking them what I had to be to get a job in the school. What it was that they were looking for. This was after I got knocked back on a job application. You are so right about asking ourselves about who we must become to achieve our dreams. It is quite simple really!

    I have enjoyed my visit to Addicted2Success website, and will be back for more.

    The best to you.

    Cindy

  4. Retin

    Mar 17, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    You got a way of knocking me off my feet right away…working on oneself is really key. Thank you.

  5. Flavia

    Mar 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks you for this inspiration. i am on moving with my dream goal, and with this i know i will achieve it

  6. Dharmesh Dev

    Mar 9, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Very thoughtful content mate, keep up this good work!,
    your quote has really deep meaning, well I guess every moment is a right moment, it depends on us how we perceive it.

  7. Omer Nissani

    Feb 25, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Love your content mate!
    Keep up the divine mission
    Omer

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