Principles of Success 25 Get More Money

One of the goals of Billy Epperhart’s Money Mastery Course is once you have got your income above your expenses every month to create enough passive income that it is more than your active income. Active income is trading your time and energy for money. Passive income is trading your money for more money. With active money, you work for the money. With passive money, your money works for more money.

In the UK, less than 4% of people have any form of passive income. That’s not wise. Listen, it does not matter how much you are paid per hour, if you are paid for your time, you are doing life wrong. Charge by the job, not the hour, and learn how to invest money to make money.

Think just 3 people in every hundred are using money to make money. Most people do not even have money to invest, so that’s the first step. Start expecting money to come in, deal with your over-spending and get yourself to a place where you can invest money, even a little every month. Then learn how to invest.

Starting to do this gives you more time to do the most important things – read the Word, pray, dream, expect, imagine, developing faith and wisdom. As Christians we should be in the top 3% of the population as a minimum – dream right now of having passive income, of having income from investments, of walking in your dreams.

DREAM BIGGER! Imagine yourself as a rich person because as you think in your heart so are you – paint the picture in your mind and see it! Your ability to imagine and dream is the most powerful force on earth! Imagine yourself out of debt and get yourself where you need to be!

Principles of Success 24 How to Earn More

I believe God wants you to earn more in 2023. I believe God wants you to be a success in every area of your life – and your income is one of those areas!

What you get paid is a combination of the demand for your skills, how well you do what you do, and how hard it would be for your employer to replace you. Now the only one of those that you have direct and total control over is this: how well you do what you do. If you want to earn more money, do whatever it takes to become a master of your thing. God has designed us so that everyone of us has a superpower – something that if you develop that skill and do it, other people will think it is somehow beyond the level of the supernatural.

So here is one of the most important questions you need to ask yourself: how good am I at what I am doing? And what am i doing to improve. I would break your job into maybe four or five main sections – and plan to improve on each of those sections in 2023. Get a course, read a book (or two or ten), find a mentor and LEARN HOW TO DO WHAT YOU DO BETTER THAN YOU DO NOW.

That will make your life more successful – not just income, but in a whole lot of other areas. Become the best in the world at what you do and you will never even have to waste time thinking about money again! That is another form of success. Some of you need to imagine having no more creditors! That will change your life!

If you want to earn £1million in 2023, you need to provide something to people worth £1million. It does not have to be one thing worth £1million, though that would work – but a million things worth £1 to people would do it too. When you walk in to that kind of flow, it multiplies – everything in your life multiplies. You have to do what it takes to get into the flow of success – and it will flow more. Dream big, expect increase and do what God calls you to do and LEARN HOW TO DO IT WELL.

One element of fulfilling your call is not just capability but character. Work on being humble, learning to follow instructions, be kind, work with other people, have integrity, maintain a close walk with the Lord, don’t lie, don’t gossip – you might be the best widget maker in the world, but if you cannot be left alone with the widgets – you will never be a success. You might be the greatest pastor in the world but if you cannot handle pressure and betrayal – you are not going to succeed. More people fail because of lack of character than lack of capability, but you don’t have to choose – work on both!

Principles of Success 23 Understand Free Exchange

There seems to me that many Christians favour socialism over capitalism, but capitalism is based on one of the Biblical ways of becoming a success – the principle of free exchange. When I have something someone else needs and they have something I need, then when we freely exchange those things I am better off than so are they.

Last Tuesday, I got my hair cut while I was up in Scotland ministering. Now here in the UK, I go to a barbers that is a short walk from my house. In Scotland the price of the hair cut was half what it is in London! But I paid the man London rates because I wanted to be a blessing to him, but also because it was worth that value to me.

I was happy to do it because having tidy hair while I was preaching in Scotland Wednesday, doing a live stream Thursday and recording eight programmes Friday – not to mention three services at the weekend – was worth more to me than what I paid. He got a deal and I got a deal. That’s how we can add more value to the whole universe and make everyone better off! Most people are looking for a bargain, but that is not what we should be looking for – what we should be looking for is value. Then we make free exchange work for us. It does not matter what a pair of jeans was worth last week, or next week – but will they add value to your life now. That’s how things work, not by chasing bargains.

This is a blog post that I offer to you for free – but I also sell books and I am about to sell some courses too. What if you bought my Healing Book for £19.99 and while reading it you could now walk properly and sleep properly? You gained something worth a lot more than what you gave me for the book, but I am already healthy, so I gain and you gain. The principle of free exchange is what has developed and built civilization and we have to learn to work on the right side of it.

You can get on the wrong side of it – you can rip people off, stitch people up, give people something useless for money. But if what you are selling or exchanging adds to people’s lives then you are making the world a better place, and enrich everyone. Your motto should be: if I sell something, I will give every person more value than I take from them. Then you are bringing life and prosperity wherever you go.

Most people do not realize how powerful this principle is because they operate in a lack-mentality. They think that if they want more sweets, someone else has to have less sweets. No – we can make more sweets through the principle of free exchange. We can share ideas, concepts, systems and increase the prosperity and abundance in the world.

If you are working for an employer right now, your salary is based on a combination of three things: how much demand there is in the world for your skills (who needs what you do), how good you are at doing it, and how hard it would be to replace you. People in jobs where anyone can do it and they can be replaced get minimum wage! Now, the one that you can control the easiest is how good you are at doing it. Want to be paid more? BECOME A MASTER OF WHAT YOU DO!

Now – when I say that – your next question might be – how good am I at doing what I am doing? I’ll answer that next week!

Principles of Success 22 You Need More Money. You Need LOTS more money. No, you need more money than that!

It must touch your imagination that you need a lot more money. Big money. Lots of money. Loadsamoney. That idea must not seem crass to you because it is a kingdom idea. God made a whole planet for Adam and Eve – He is extravagant, generous, kind, and big when it comes to finances and natural resources. I dare to say that there is not a single person reading this blog who is believing for, expecting and dreaming of enough money. We need to realize this. To do what God has called us to do is going to need so much more money than we currently have.

You need to be dreaming of saving more, spending more, giving more, investing more and using more money for the kingdom. You need a big dream when it comes to finances. If we do not dream it, it will never manifest.

There is a stream of finances, of supply, that God has prepared for us – big money, lots of money, loadsamoney, extreme wealth, financial freedom, financial increase, wealth that you would be embarassed about, ridiculous prosperity. It is powered to you by your expectations and hope and dreams. If you get your expectations sorted, if you deal with all the negative ideas you have about finances, if you stop thinking “it’s not all about money, why is he talking about money again” – when this is the 22nd post in a series that is not all about money – when you deal with your limited thinking you will start to move that river of unlimited supply towards you.

Sadly, some of us have more faith in poverty than prosperity. Even though prosperity comes from God and poverty comes from satan! If you are expecting poverty more than prosperity, you have more faith in satan and misery and loss than God and peace and abundance and the kingdom!

One of the reasons why so many Christians are poor is that obtaining wealth requires two things: work and a plan. Poverty needs no work and no plan. Napolean Hill says “Poverty needs no plan… for riches to take the place of poverty, the change is brought about through well-conceived and carefully executed plans”. That is an essential truth you need to think about. What are your plans for 2023 to increase in wealth? How much money have you planned to save in 2023? How much money have you planned to invest? How much money have you planned to save? Every wealthy person I have ever met has had thoughts and dreams that have led to plans – plans that have impressed their heart so much it has changed their whole soul – their thinking, their decisions and their emotions.

There is a river of abundance heading to you – powered by your dreams. If it has not reached you yet, dream bigger. Stop listening to the small-minded, stop dreaming tiny dreams, stop speaking out your doubts and poverty mentality. You are praying God to pay your electric, try dreaming for enough to pay for the electricity for the whole street and your whole church. You are believing for this month’s car payment – start stretching yourself so you can believe to pay the whole car off, and an extra 3 cars to give to 3 others. You are dreaming of having enough to pay this month’s mortgage off, why not dream of paying the whole house off, and having ten properties all generating passive income for you? It’s time to change the world – and we need finances to do that.

So you need to dream of big money. Bigger than that. No, bigger than that. Try again. Bigger. Now hold that amount in your mind until you can see the river of prosperity bringing that to you. Let it affect your decisions, your thinking, your plans, your emotions. And get ready – make plans to save, spend, invest, grow, develop, spend – it’s time!

Next week, I am going to share about the principle of free exchange and why it matters so much to the kingdom of God.