How to Make 6 Figures in 6 Months - Peter Voogd

Peter Voogd is CEO of and is the leading authority on Gen y leadership. He’s trained close to  5,000 young entrepreneurs. His podcasts, videos, websites, and social media reaches over 250,000 people monthly.

I had a chance to interview Peter, and you can listen to the entire interview below! It’s extremely powerful interview with a lot of nuggets and immense value.  I think you’ll like his no BS style.

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You would think being labeled as one of the leading authority figures for Entrepreneurs would be a tough burden to handle, but Peter Voogd has handled it like a champ. Peter is the author of the 27-Time International Best Seller “6 Months to 6 Figures,” the star of his own show  (“The Entrepreneur Grind”), host of the popular podcast “The Young Entrepreneur Lifestyle” and founder of the Prestigious Game Changers Academy.

His strategies have been shared in dozens of publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo Small Business, LinkedIn, and MSN.

What makes Peter a true inspiration, however, is his true story of going from completely broke to earning a six figure income in just six months. It’s a motivational lesson that most entrepreneurs should keep in mind during the more challenging times. In fact, that’s why Peter has trained close to 5,000 fellow entrepreneurs.


From Dead Broke to 6 Figures

As entrepreneurs we know life is often a roller coaster with lots of uncertainty and chaos. When you’re in the struggle, it’s tough to see a clear path to success, but it’s crucial to let your vision guide you, not your current circumstances. You must embrace those challenges, because that’s where your hunger for a better life is developed.

Nobody wants to be broke, and nobody wants to struggle, but it’s part of the process. It’s asking the right questions, and taking the right action while in the struggle, that can change everything. When I was in my toughest spot I was dead broke but six months later I was earning a six figure income. What it took to make the change is available to everyone.


Gaining Absolute Clarity

It’s easy to make decisions once you determine what your real values are.

Reflecting back on the lowest points of my life, I’ve realized I didn’t take responsibility for anything. I was playing the victim role. I was blaming the economy, my company, lack of resources and my location. I soon realized my focus was jaded and what I needed to change was myself. The moment I got clear on that, my life shifted from complexity to simplicity.

Clarity is the ultimate power, and if you want results you’ve never had you need to get 100 percent clear on what you want. Only when you take full responsibility for your current reality can you change it. Minimalism is a great way to run your business, and a great way to run your life. Get rid of the messes and noise in your head and figure out who you are, what you want and what you must give up to get there.


Increase Your Confidence Account

Insecurities will destroy you, while real confidence will take you to a level very few attain.

An interesting thing happens when you start to gain clarity. Your confidence follows. If you don’t have confidence, you will always find a way to lose. Everything you accomplish is based on the confidence you have in yourself and your ability to “make it happen.” The bigger the goals, the bigger the challenges.

You must realize the moment you go after your biggest goals, obstacles will show up. They are there to test your character and faith, and to see if you are serious about your goals. The person with the most confidence always wins. When I got clear on the actions needed to start thriving, I felt my motivation and energy elevate. These days, the only security you have is the confidence in yourself and your ability to make things happen.

“The person with the most confidence always wins.”

Elevate Your Circle of Influence 

There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did and who always will.

Once you get clear on who you are and what you want, you must re-evaluate your Circle of Influence. Who you associate with is who you become. The term “role model” is not used enough in our society. It’s extremely important to have role models. A role model will raise your standards. A role model will not let you get complacent. Finding a role model or mentor will spark your mind because they are playing the game at a higher level than you are.

If you hang around five confident people, you will be the sixth. If you hang around five intelligent people, you will be the sixth. If you hang around five millionaires, you will be the sixth. If you hang around five idiots, you will be the sixth. If you hang around five broke people, you will be the sixth. It’s inevitable.

Such a simple concept, but what a difference it can make on your performance and business. There’s no faster way to advance into the top 5 percent of your industry than this. Yet, most people don’t do it. I challenge you to find those people, because you’ll become a lot like the people you spend the most time with. Their belief systems, their ways of being and their attitudes are contagious. Once you elevate your peer group, your standards will follow.


Crafting Your Ideal Result Rituals.

The amount of stress you have in your life is in direct correlation to the lack of rituals you have in place!

Without the right rituals and habits, your long-term growth will be stunted. Once I learned where my results were coming from, I created “result rituals” that moved my business forward. Intentional action is the only thing that will get you out of the struggle. I had been working 60 to 70 hours a week, but  nothing seemed to change until I started asking myself what the 20 percent of activities I needed to focus on that created 80 percent of my results. Then I organized my schedule around those priorities.

The greatest wisdom of all time is in astutely choosing what not to do with your time. Say “no” more than you say ”yes”. Don’t be a slave to your phone. Design everything around the lifestyle you want, not for the convenience of other people.

There has never been a better time in the history of our economy to create your ideal life. Whether you’re in the midst of struggle or thriving, I encourage you to continue challenging yourself. When you make a definite decision on what kind of person you will be, on an everyday basis, you start to gain control of your financial destiny. If you continue to choose growth in the moment, and show up better than you were yesterday, you will astound yourself at what you can accomplish. You’re a lot closer to six figures than you think.


  1. Joel & Peter!

    Awesome collab. I talked to Joel recently and I’m excited for the upcoming collaborations that you’ve got planned!

    “If you don’t have confidence, you will always find a way to lose.” – Peter

    Awesome quote, because this means conversely you can win if you put forth that confident can-do-anything attitude. It’s awesome to see that you changed when you elevated your circle, and also focused on your 80/20. These changes also helped me in my massive growth when I realized and took action on them. “The One Thing” book was a game-changer also that helped me re-evaluate everything.

    Keep killing it guys!

    – Evan

  2. Hey Joel,

    It’s awesome man. Straight after listening to this podcast, I’ve decided that I WILL NEVER BE BROKE AGAIN. I wrote the things which I wanted to accomplish in next 30 days and pasted it on my wall. I’m all ready to grind now!
    This is the choice I’ve made and it’s going to elevate my confidence account!

    Thank You for sharing man.

  3. Thank you for that article. All solid points which I can definitely relate to. Especially about improving the group of people you associate with and saying NO more than yes.

  4. Loved this podcast. Felt like I was involved in the conversation, since these are issues that I talk about often. It’s definitely true that your friends create you, people need to sit up and take this advice on-board.

  5. This is absolutely inspiring, educational, and valuable information. As I started to listen to the podcast, I knew that Peter knew what he was talking about. I could tell that he had passion and enthusiasm. I loved his advice, especially when he said that application is the most important thing to reaching your goals and seeing improvement. You, Joel and Peter were both right when you said that a lot of people get addicted to the information, but not the application process. I will go out and try to find some young millionaires to be around. Thanks for this!

  6. Thanks for sharing this useful interview Joel!

    You are so right ; “If you don’t have confidence, you will always find a way to lose” .

    And If you do, you will always find a way to win!

    P.S I have seen your YouTube video about how to make millions blogging and it is also truly inspirational!

    Valuable, honest and well delivered!

    Keep them coming,

    Heitem Ak


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