Double Your Income Next Year

What do you think about doubling your income next year? Have you considered the possibility? If not, you may have already set in stone, earning limits that you will not exceed. We act on what we think, not on what is. 

I don’t really deserve it bull” gets ingrained in our internal programming. If you want to throw that crap out and double your income next year, believe it. I’m telling you that you can and I’m certain that you deserve it. There are a number of ways in which you can look to double your income. However, whether you choose to start a new business, buy gold as an investment, or simply expand a company which you already own, none of this will happen if you don’t first believe that it can Here’s a great tool to adjust your earnings thermostat upwards.

God wants you to be rich. Economist, Paul Zane Pilzer

Not only that, it’s your duty to earn more because small businesses are in the best position to lead the way out of this global economic mess.

A central part of small business planning addresses how we make money. As self-employed, solopreneurs we get to decide how much money we make. No one else is in charge of this decision but us. Look in the mirror; the buck stops and flows right there.

Let’s pause a moment in gratitude for this incredible opportunity to call our own shots. Regardless of what business you’re in; we’re all in the moneymaking business.

An ideal business has an ideal cash flow and an ideal profit, so quit hiding behind all your money relationship issues. Read what Slade Roberson wrote about your relationship with money.

In order to get our money making shit together we need to get our business building shit together. You might think you only have a blog, but if you’ve even considered the possibility making money, what you really have is a business. You own a business. Businesses are created to serve all stakeholders, especially you.

So how are you going to double your income next year? At a minimum, you’ve got to do these three things.
1). Make a Fresh Start
2). Hit the Ground running
3). Work an Inspired Small Business Strategy

Make A Fresh Start

Delivering on a small business strategy requires fresh thinking so that our mindset increases possibilities and encourages new connections. We want to see things in new ways so that everything from our decisions to our actions is new and different from what produced previous results. Sometimes the best option is to wipe the damn slate clean and begin anew.

You might think I’m all talk about doubling your income. But I can also deliver.

If you’re tired of talking and have the balls to really make a fresh start, then you can enroll and show up this Friday and be challenged in this free phone class I’m facilitating. How to Make a Fresh Start Now

Hit the Ground Running

If you want to double your income next year, then now is the time to quit dreaming – quit planning – quit thinking – quit wondering and get off your butt and do something different today!

Momentum is energy gained by movement and it just doesn’t come from mere analyzing or planning. If you’ve read so far, you’ve got the kernel of a bold new idea forming right now.

You must act and act boldly for new business opportunities to appear. It’s not likely that you’ll double your money by working twice as hard.

You have an optimum path available to you right now and it’s that path that will make you rich. Yet that path is most likely to surface by way of bold action. Get moving now so you can see it, and then seize it boldly and quickly before doubt comes to visit.

Showing up confidently is essential to making more money. I’ve found that working a process of inspired massive action makes me feel the most confident.
If you first need to make a decision that you can stand behind, then consider this free class. How to Get Off the Fence, Drive Through the Fog of Uncertainty and Commit

Work an Inspired Small Business Strategy

You are taking the risk by building your business for you. This process works well if you are willing to work in your own name by virtue of your own uniqueness.

Increased compensation is your just reward. Feel good about that. As an entrepreneur you are creating value from an idea. Entrepreneurship is the most honorable profession because we pay the bills to make everything else possible. Without commerce, the exchange of money for business products and services, we would live in a very disorganized and boring world.

Come on now! You know you’ve been pumped up about your business ideas before. You know what original inspiration feels like. As a self-employed small business owner it’s time to treat your business like a business and bring your ideal business vision to life. Now is your time to connect that inspired energy to deliberately chosen strategic actions.

Decide on your inspired small business strategy by taking your vision and breaking it down into objectives. Then break those objectives down into projects, programs and strategic actions that are each designed to make the objectives manifest.

Now is the time to zoom in on the specifics. Here’s a simple process to work each objective.
1). Specifically what am I looking to accomplish?
2). What are all the actions I could take to accomplish this objective?
3). What measurable outcomes will prove that I’ve accomplished it?
4). Act, observe and adjust.
5). What worked well about taking these actions?
6). What adjustments can I make now to get better results?

Keep focused on your big picture vision, as a small business strategy. By all means, don’t sit on your ass. Read what Kathy Hendershot-Hurdat has to say about following through.

Money doesn’t solve money problems. Egbert Sukop

But it sure does a mighty fine job of lightening the load so we feel at ease.  Is now your time to double your income?



  1. BRAVO!

    [CROWD CHEERS WILDLY IN BACKGROUND. Tom reappears from the sidelines, takes yet another bow and the roar of the crowd is deafening!]

    Inspiration is RARELY enough fuel to launch a business!!! Great post!

    Kathy – Virtual Impaxs last blog post..Disappointing customers without remorse – until the handouts begin

  2. Monika Mundell says:

    Hi Tom,

    I intend to double my income next year for sure. I want to get hubby out of his shitty job and have already laid the foundation to do this. I will certainly hit the ground running come 1.January.

    Monika Mundells last blog post..Do You Need A Freelance Writing Gig?

  3. Evelyn Lim says:

    I’m definitely looking forward to making more money next year. I’m looking to apply a lot of what I’ve learned this year and am considering to be more strategic in my focus! When I’m working out my plan, I’m going to review some of the questions you have on this post and others on your blog too!! Thanks a million!

    Evelyn Lims last blog post..Whose Pain Is This?

  4. Daily Deals says:

    Thank you for reminding me about 2009’s resolutions. That’s exactly what I am doing right now, preparing for the big hit, my fresh start, my first step in doubling my earnings.
    I’ve had enough of the crisis and the global mess. I believe I can do just well despite everything. I believe I can keep believing in myself.

  5. After three years on my own I’m making a fresh start in 2009. I’ve evolved over the years and in working also figured out what I’m really passionate about. I’m energized and working on a new strategy. A great idea is only a great idea if you don’t act on it! I have a good friend and colleague who is a money coach -deals with the emotional aspect of money. It’s amazing how many issues people have…and yet it is part of everyday life!

    Stacey Shipmans last blog post..Back to Your Senses Sunday: Do You Let the Weather Stop You?

  6. Hi Tom – this is really well said. I think a lot of people don’t truly believe they can double their income, which is why it’s so difficult for them. But as you say, if you stop planning at some point and actually get on with it, it can work.

    I trebled my turnover one year. That was really hard work – doubling it is far easier. Mind you, my income has been rubbish this year, because I made a huge loss when I liquidated my last business, so it will be really easy to double.

    Cath Lawsons last blog post..I’m Not A Bloody Fortune Teller But….

  7. Kathy – 🙂 🙂 You crack me up in a good way. Thank You!

    Daily Deals – Welcome, damn straight, believing in yourself is mandatory. Go for it!

    Stacey – Congrats on your focus and on your fresh start! Action is so lovely.

    Cath – You are making a brand new start and your confidence shows!

    Monika – I love these public declarations. Hit that ground running! I hope your hubby is grateful for his soon to be emancipation.

  8. Hi Tom,

    This article was a nice burst of inspiration. Our goals for next year are to more than double our current revenues. Completely agree that we all need to get up off our butts and build some momentum. Confidence builds with every little success. Hopefully, I’ll be able to quit my job too.

    Steve C |MyWifeQuitHerJob.coms last blog post..Why Real Estate Made Me A Millionaire and Investing In Stocks Did Not

  9. Hey Tom! I think I am going to get you a pair of pom poms. You’re cheering us on like a pro- uh you are a pro!

    I am excited to dig into all the streams of income my company can create. I am excited to get started on one of them in particular.

    I look forward to your class on Friday. Thanks for offering it!

  10. Ricardo Bueno says:

    Ok, so that success thermostat is pretty cool (I probably won’t use it, but it’s pretty cool). I do have my goals written out and posted around my room (little reminders that serve as my motivation for what I’m working towards).

    A lot of us have an idea of what we want to accomplish and we carry around little reminders. I think the problem lies in the negativity that we let creep into our space on a day-to-day. (That negativity most often fuels me and propels me forward but that’s not always the case). I make a decision to not let that negativity deter me from what I want to accomplish. And I put out a daily effort to get moving…”doing instead of thinking about doing.” After all, doubling my income isn’t just gonna happen because I’m “thinking” about it.

    Ricardo Buenos last blog post..Why Isn’t This Working?

  11. Hi Tom. “God wants you to be rich.” He’s not the only one 🙂 Your posts are full of inspiration. It’s hard not to believe that one day we all WILL be rich! Thanks.

    Davinas last blog post..Step Out Of Crisis And Into Power

  12. Very cool Tom – I love the boldness that shouts from this post! 2009 is going to be a great year! In fact, today is going to be a great day! I’m very excited about what the future holds. Thank you, Tom, for the direction you’ve helped to give me! It’s the “kick in the pants” I needed!

    Lances last blog post..Let’s All Just Let It Flow

  13. My plans are actually to more than double my income. I have three things (or more) on the go that will help me do it. And it’s very exciting!

    Alex Fayle | Someday Syndromes last blog post..Measuring the Changes: Lab-Rat Wrap Up Part 1

  14. Hi Tom: Paul Zane Pilzer is brilliant. The only way to double our income is to set the intent to do so, clear out emotional garbage, create a sound business plan, and get going. All of which you explain very well here.

    Marelisas last blog post..Fun, Whimsical Gift Ideas for Creative People

  15. Straight talk and the timing is uncanny ’cause I’m feeling like this is the best post I’ve read in some time including your references to others’ comments and posts. Thanks!
    I’m in for your Friday class because I’m ready to:
    “1). Make a Fresh Start
    2). Hit the Ground running
    3). Work an Inspired Small Business Strategy”
    No. 1 is a given, however without No. 2 and No. 3 it will all be for naught. So, let’s get going! I’m game.

  16. Steve – Absolutely man. We all need to quit those damned jobs. 🙂 I’ve never had one. This is my 35 straight year of self-employment.
    You can do it man!

    Evelyn – I loved that you used the number a million in your response!

    Laurie – It’s always good to have your inspired self in class! This will be a good one. Please remember to get your notes back to me.

    Ricardo – Use that success thermostat! That’s one great way of eradicating the negativity. I’ve got one printed out and taped to my phone and one on the bathroom mirror as well as a screen saver on my monitor. Join us for Friday’s class if you can.

    Lance – I’ll give you that kick anytime. It’s my specialty.

    Alex – You go man! Sorry I shot too low for you. More than double, I love it.

    John – It’s always a pleasure to have you in class. Get ready to lift off.

  17. Davina – Sorry to have missed you. I’m glad that both God, myself and you want you to be rich. Two of my dearest values are to inspire and to encourage. I’m so happy that comes through in my posts. Thanks for noticing.

  18. I already decided not to double my income next year. That’s planned for 2010. 😉

    One step at a time, though, right? 😉


    Ari Koinumas last blog post..Do You Expect the Unexpected?

  19. Hi Tom – I’m ready to double our income. 🙂 Ironically if we listen to the news the message will be the opposite.

    We’re already making plans and taking steps to align ourselves with income producing activities in the coming year. This is a very inspiring post which keeps those positive thoughts alive. Thank you so much for spreading a great message.

    Barbara Swafford – Blogging Without A Blogs last blog post..When Your Truth Is Different Than Mine

  20. Mare – Good to see you lending your voice to doubling our income.

    Ari – You’ve got a plan and of course it’s more than ok to follow it.

    Barbara – What happens on the outside, just doesn’t matter. Inspiration is my business.

  21. Very inspirational Tom. It’s time for us to take an examination at our companies current strategies a take next year on by the horns. It’s posts like these that allow us to take an objective look at our business, an examination of our goals and desires as business owners. Thanks again Tom!

  22. Momentum really is needed to significantly increase income. I really like how you frame it – it’s not about *wanting* to double our income, but to *expect* it.

    Al at 7Ps last blog post..533,000 Is Too Much

  23. Hi Tom – great article!

    I like your statement “It’s not likely that you’ll double your money by working twice as hard. ” – I remember at the time I first discovered this alternative thinking about money, someone said that if hard work brought lots of money, then the coal miners would be the richest people (or something like that) – which as we know is not the case.

    Robins last blog post..Festival Of Life

  24. Martial Arts Gal – Welcome. Yes it starts with a hard look and then an inspired action plan frequently executed will deliver.

    Al – It certainly won’t come without the expectation and confident action.

    Robin – Yes that’s right. hard work a lone is never the answer. A doubling or any significant increase requires an increase in what we perceive to be possible.

  25. We have to set goals and find ways to meet them. And if we don’t set large goals like “Doubling our Income” in 2009 then we aren’t going to succeed big.

    I hear ya Tom and I’m going to double my income in 2009. I’ve made a declaration and I’m going to succeed.

    Karl Staib – Work Happy Nows last blog post..Great Leadership Requires Great Communication – Duh!

  26. first of all great post, i doubt ill be getting double income next year, but maybe i should plan things better for myself!

  27. Karl – Excellent Karl, let me know how I can help. I love public declarations of determined intent!

    Willem – Welcome! Absolutely man, we all set our own limits. Think big, it won’t hurt a thing.

  28. Jack Welch was known for employing what he called “Stretch Goals”. Basically it is the philosophy: “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars”. I think this applies here. If you aim to double your income, your chances of getting there are that much greater than if you doubt yourself. Even if you miss your goal, chances are you will still experience substantial income growth.

    Matt Thomass last blog post..9 Things You Can Learn from Market Research

  29. great post, right now i am also trying to manage my time better and get focus on my target, hope that with better time management and following your simple process, i’ll double my next year income, wish me luck 🙂

    poers last blog post..Tupperware

  30. Hi Tom,

    I found you through Lance’s site. Wow, what a challenge. I just wrote a post about increasing cashflow and wealth, and have worked on that over the past few years.

    Never set a specific goal like doubling my income, though I have very specific goals to triple my cashflow! There must be a link between income and cashflow somewhere… 😉

    Thanks for planting the thought in my mind. Now I won’t be happy until I’ve done something about not just cashflow and wealth, but income too. It will be a busy year!

    Daphnes last blog post..A Season To Celebrate

  31. Matt – I’m familiar with the stretch concept. In fact, it’s core to my philosophy. We all shoot too damn low. We need to think bigger to jar ourselves out of lackluster routines.

    Poer – I’ll wish you luck but you’d be better off to identify where the additional income could come from. Having just one possibility that could happen will increase your probability that it will happen.

    Daphne – Welcome! Glad to see that you have accepted the challenge. Work the process and you’ll shake things up sufficiently to get the increase flowing.

  32. “Entrepreneurship is the most honorable profession because we pay the bills to make everything else possible. ”
    That right there is the backbone and what keeps me going!

  33. Custom Essay says:

    Start-up businesses have given me so much – a steady growth of income, a base of wealth that has doubled every three years, the opportunity to get involved in so many other, interesting investments, and a rich and stimulating business life.

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  34. Although I sometimes grouse about working too hard, I have to admit that I love starting new businesses. It’s so much fun. And it’s something I know how to do. When I start a business these days, I am confident it will work. I didn’t always have that confidence. And I didn’t always deserve it. But gradually, over few years, I accumulated a little guidebook in my mind that gives me good advice on what will work and what will not.

    Shaws last blog post..Third Confirmed Dead From Avian Bird Flu

  35. As usual another great event with some ‘to-the-point’ marketing tips. I always manage to learn something from your ausios that can help my successful online business grow even more.

    Sharons last blog post..Best Types Of Aerobic Exercise For Fat Loss

  36. Indoor – Welcome and right on. We do make the world go round.

    Custom – Welcome. Rich and stimulating is a wonderful combination.

    Shaw – Welcome. I like that. We all have little guidebooks in our minds but we must remember to follow them. 🙂

    Sharon – Welcome and all the best to you.

  37. this was great. i had been thinking it for a long time but couldnot make it. but after reading this post in inspired and i hope i will start thinkin hardly on this matter.

    Curts last blog post..Today was a Tough Day

  38. The shorter the time frame, the better. Short time frames give you clarity, help you focus, and create momentum because their deadline is a short time away…which helps to get you moving to accomplish the goal. I prefer working within a 30 – 90 day time frame. This time frame compels you to think of specific actions you’re going to take to ‘now’ to achieve your money goal. Give yourself too much time, and you may procrastinate because a sense of urgency in accomplishing the goal is lost.

    Lyndseys last blog post..44th President to Be Sworn In on Tuesday January 20,2008

  39. Curt – Welcome. I hope you are well on your way to doubling your income by now. Act and it will happen.

    Lyndsey – Welcome. I agree. I use the year long objective to set the inspirational bar and then I back plan to set quarterly and monthly milestones.


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