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People Who Make Over $100,000 Explain What They Did to Get There

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The Secret to Success

Money, money, money! Whether it’s the key to your happiness or nothing but a pain, money affects our lives in more ways than we realize. Having either too little or too much much only leads to problems, but what is the sweet spot and how do we get there?

Almost everybody wants to be successful, though, admittedly, success comes in different shapes and sizes. In fact, the only thing that can truly determine success in your life is whatever makes you happy. That being said, many people still associate success with money, so we turned to those who make a lot of it to teach us how to get there as well.

Redditors who make over $100,000 annually were asked to share their tips and secrets to success, and their advice holds true for people of all ages and professions. Does money really bring happiness?

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Be your best self by following these healthy work habits!

Follow the Steps

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1. Get the first job.
2. Be great at that job.
3. Get a raise/promotion.
4. Be great at that job.
5. Move to new company/job, demand more money.
6. Repeat steps 2-5.

In terms of getting that first paycheck, it’s not like you suddenly go from $25,000 a year to $100,000, it all happens in increments. By the time you get to 6-figures, it’s just a bump from the previous check. It’s nice, but you really don’t notice it until 6 months later anyway. (Sully1102)

Hard Work

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Current business owner, took nearly 7 years to crack $100,000 now doing fairly well year in and year out. My tip apply to being a business owner but directly relate to being a manager and maybe other aspects of working.

just because you are in a position of authority doesn’t mean you should sit back and give orders. To this day I work as hard as any employee I have. If others are busy, I take out the trash, vacuum, and other small tasks you might not think a manager or owner would do. Any workplace is a team, and while you are the boss, you must also show everyone around you thy you work hard, and as a result they work harder for you. It’s better to be a leader and go into ‘battle’ alongside your troops than be a king and sit back and shout orders. (Yoinkie2013)