If You Want More Money, Become an Expert

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If Covid has taught you nothing else, its taught you that you’re replaceable. At a moments notice, you can be dropped from jobs like a bad habit. Are you a bad habit? (Maybe you are, but I’m trying to prove a point here). Too many of us are relying on one low stream of income, that’s dangerous – literally. 

The average millionaire has seven streams of income, one would never be enough and it doesn’t give you anything to fall back on.

However, I could go on and on about the need for multiple streams of income but for this article I’m going to discuss how you can earn more money in your desired career fields. 

It’s simple: if you want more money, become an expert.

The ten highest paying careers are the following:

  1. Anesthesiologists
  2. Surgeons
  3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  4. Obstetricians – Gynecologists 
  5. Orthodontists
  6. Prosthodontists
  7. Psychiatrists
  8. Family and General Practice Physicians 
  9. Physicians
  10. Chief Executives

What do these 10 careers have in common – they’re all expert fields. You don’t get paid an extraordinary salary for ordinary work. I’m not telling you to run out and become an anesthesiologists or a physician but I am telling you that you need to master something if you want to be paid more money to do it. You must get good at something worth getting good at. This is the microwave, insta-generation but to become an expert you must be willing to dedicate an extensive amount of time to whatever your passionate enough about to master. Don’t try to master a non-interest because it’s a lucrative one – you’ll be miserable. I’m a creative thus I have no interest in mastering the art of being a tax attorney even though their average salary is $102,394. 

Pick a passion, master it and make it lucrative. 

Furthermore, master something that people would pay for, you could master good customer service skills but so could a million other people. Be reasonable. Be authentic. Getting paid to be you and to do something you love is ideal but without the mastery of that “thing” don’t expect to get paid but so much. Living paycheck to paycheck is sickening, put the time in, take courses on Udemy, follow YouTube channels in your desired fields, network, find a mentor etc. You can’t be a lazy expert.

One more time for those in the back.

You can’t be a lazy expert.

If you’re not willing to put the work in, accept that you’ll be paid just like your effort – minimal. Don’t be a jack of many trades and a master of none, master your passions, invest in yourself and others will do the same.


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