How To Make Five Figures A Month

It took me three months to make $100. 

That’s just over $1 a day. And I was working 10-12 hours.

Failure?

Most people would think so. And they did think so. I heard it all. From the snarky comments, telling me to get a real job to the deceitful laughs, poking fun at my unfulfilled dreams. This continued for six months or so.

Then it took me an entire month to make just $500. 

That’s $16 a day. And I was working 10-12 hours.

Failure?

Most people would think so. And they did think so. I heard it all. From the snarky comments,  asking me if I was insane to the deceitful laughs, ridiculing the lack of success before me. This continued for three months or so.

Then it took me an entire month to make just $800. 

That’s $26 a day. And I was working 10-12 hours.

Failure?

Most people would think so. And they did think so. I heard it all. From the snarky comments, labelling me to be delusional to the deceitful laughs, belittling my decisions. This continued for two months or so.

Then it took me an entire month to make just $1000. 

That’s $33 a day. And I was working 10-12 hours.

Failure?

Most people would think so. And they did think so. I heard it all. From the snarky comments,  telling me to give up already to the deceitful laughs, piercing through my insecurites. This continued for one month or so.

But still I persisted (even though at times I wanted to roll up in a little ball and quit).

And then…

Something strange happened.

All the knowledge, all the skills, all the hours invested into doing the same thing, over and over again accumulated and I kicked down the door.

The very next month I made $6969. Then $12250. And this number kept going up and up. There was no sign of it slowing down.

Success?

Most people would think so. And they did think so.

The same ones who hated were the same ones who congratulated.

Yet I took it in stride because I knew I wasn’t better or smarter or more talented than them or anyone else for that matter.

The only difference between me and them was…

I didn’t mind working 10-12 hours a day to make only $1.

Why?

Because I was never working to make $1 a day. 

I was working to learn the process, the skill, and the game. Once I mastered it, I knew the world would open up. And it did.

Lesson: Most people want to make five figures a month (or more). But they don’t want to earn $1 a day (or zero) to make it happen. It belittles them and they think it’s disrespectful to earn that little so they quit.

And truthfully…

I don’t blame them. I understand where they’re coming from. It is belittling. It is disrespectful. It is soul crushing.

But it’s necessary.

And that’s because it separates the winners from the losers.

In other words…

If you can make it through those days, you’ll make it. Period.

Tej Dosa
10:22 pm
Vancouver, BC