Our current economy has caused many to take on additional employment. Simply put, they’re getting second jobs. But what if I told you there’s a better way to create wealth at the job you have? Let me lay out why to become an intrapreneur instead — and how to do it…
Why You Want a Side Hustle
Ultimately, there are only a couple of reasons you are thinking about getting a second job.
- You see no opportunity for growth — i.e. stuck at your income level.
- Or, believe your job is the problem — in short, you hate your job.
Number one, I’ll show you how to solve that in a minute. But first, you gotta change your mind about number two.
YOU CAN’T CREATE WHEN YOU HATE.
Believe it or not, I used to hate sales…
Yet after I changed my mind and sharpened my skills — became an intrapreneur — I was the top earner where I worked. And, that experience was the foundation of all of my current success.
So before you start driving for Uber, take a look at making more with your main hustle.
Steps to Become an Intrapreneur
The main reason that side hustles will never make you rich is that you work more hours for only a little more money.
For that reason, being an intrapreneur is way smarter because you multiply your income within the same period.
With that in mind, this is how to make it happen…
Set a HIGHER Income Target
The first step to becoming a successful intrapreneur is to set a specific, higher target for your income.
LIKE IT OR NOT, YOU CAN’T GET ANYWHERE IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHERE YOU WANT TO GO!
In fact, I encourage you to set a goal significantly larger than you think is possible. This will push you to put in more effort — which most people underestimate.
Once you do that, it’s time to take some action in the office…
Become the “Go-To” Guy
Next, you are going to learn everything about the operations of every department of your company. The mission here is for leadership and other employees to come to you about any question or concern.
YOU WANT TO BE THE SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM THAT ARISES.
Employers and customers alike are willing to shell out serious cash to those who can handle big issues for them. And just keep adding zeros if you can do it quickly.
The beat intrapreneurs take advantage of this and all parties involved win. Then, take it up a notch with the third step…
At this point, you’re solving problems alongside fulfilling your role. So what now?
BECOME SO GOOD AT YOUR JOB THAT IT WOULD NEGATIVELY IMPACT THE ORGANIZATION TO LOSE YOU.
In my early sales career, I worked for a car dealership that tried to fire me seven times. (I kept crashing the merchandise.) However, I sold so many cars that every time I was “fired,” I’d bring in two to three new deals right after.
Obviously, don’t mishandle your product. The point here is to become the business’s biggest asset.
But intrapreneurs are creative — which is where the last piece of the puzzle comes in…
Discover New Ways to Create Company Revenue
The final and most important secret to earning more money at your job is simple. Bring more revenue in.
This may take additional time and energy outside your normal workday…
BUT IT WILL STILL BE MORE PROFITABLE THAN A SIDE HUSTLE!
Are there extra customers that you can sell to?
Are the different markets your company can explore?
Or, are there parallel businesses you could partner with?
Finding the answers to these questions will secure your powerhouse status as an intrapreneur. But the opportunities don’t stop there…
The Potential for Intrapreneurs
The truth of the matter is that all successful people start their journey with a job.
Whether it is Walmart’s Kevin Turner who was a cashier before top exec…
Or, the President at my own company, Jarrod Glandt, who started as a salesman…
They discovered how to add value to themselves and their businesses.
Being an intrapreneur is not only a good way to create wealth, it is the best and safest way.
Be great where you are NOW.
— Grant Cardone
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