The Dark Side Of High Income Skills (What No One Tells You)
– Hey Dan, what is the dark side of high income skills? Well, you are an optimist, aren't you? The dark side of high income skills. I would say now I've trained tens of thousands of students in over 151 countries now.
And through my observation I notice a couple things. You could say they are the dark side of high income skills. Number one, I noticed when people started earning some serious money, you got to understand when somebody's making a few thousand dollars a month,
And suddenly they're making two, three, four, five times more money, well, it changes people. It doesn't change everybody, but it changes certain people, especially those who have never seen so much money,
Have never seen so much income. Now to me, it's not a lot of money, but to them it is a lot of money, and they become arrogant, they become arrogant. Suddenly they feel like their shit doesn't stink; suddenly they feel like they know it all,
They got their skills. But the truth is they've only learned the skill for a short period of time. To me, even a couple years is a short period of time. All of their kicking ass, taking names, produced a result, making money,
Making good money. But then they feel like they got it, and that's very, very dangerous, very dangerous. So I would say they become arrogant.
Number two is they become complacent. From not making enough, not being able to pay the bills, or just kind of surviving, to now they have stability in their lives, for some, maybe the first time in their life, that they become complacent.
Now they are comfortable. They're making 8,000, 10,000 a month, they're pretty good and they stop growing. And they think that's enough. Well, it's not enough. It's not enough if you want to retire comfortably.
It's not enough you want to pay off the debt. It's not enough you want to take care of your family. It's not enough if you want to leave a legacy. It's definitely not enough if something happens to you. You need some emergency fund to put aside. So they become complacent.
It's very easy to become complacent when you are comfortable. When you're not comfortable, when you're struggling, yeah, you've got that fire in you. You've got the fight. If you remember watching "Rocky", "Rocky" one,
He's got the fight, right? Rocky was fighting. In "Rocky II", same thing, he's got that fighting spirit, right? And finally he won, heavyweight champion. But the third, "Rocky III", if you remember,
Once he started making some money, he got complacent. The fame got into his head. He stopped training as hard. And then you've got Mr. T, who's in the basement, like really training,
And that kick his ass. And that's what happens to some of my students, not many, but some of my students when they learn the high income skills, when they got it. And number three, another thing that I noticed
Through my observation is they stop learning. They've just learned enough to earn the income that they have been dreaming of in the past, but they don't look to their future, they're not growing. And I always tell my students
In any kind of learning process, you go through three stages: First, not getting it, getting it, and got it. Not getting it means you don't understand how this works. You're confused, you're overwhelmed.
Two, you're kind of getting it, now you kind of have a sense. You're getting a handle on things. You're understanding the concept, you're digesting it, you're internalizing it. Then to you got it, that okay, you got it.
I think as a leader, you should always be at level two, getting it. The minute you say, "I got it, "I don't need to learn more", that becomes the problem. Those I would say would the darkside of high income skills.
Now if you have no clue what exactly are high income skills and why it is essential, especially now we are transitioning from the job economy to a skill economy. You could read all about it in my book, "Unlock It".
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