If you have ever had a job this article is for you.

Growing up in today’s world we are conditioned to be the perfect employee. From our schooling system to our every day reality.

Everything is made to keep you chained to bills and not venture too far from your nest aka your city.

If you want more money coming in each week then this article will be that stepping stone for you.

The solution to breaking these chains is more money.

Back when I only had $142 to my name with bills due that’s all I could think about. When I finally got the money something happened.

My life got 1,000 times better and I became a better human being.

Instead of being stuck in survival mode, I traveled with friends. I could do the things that I wanted to without worrying about the price.

But that switch didn’t happen overnight.

Hell it took me almost a full year to make the switch.

You see once I quit my job in 2016 I still had an employee mindset.

It was all about me and how much I could make.

I started an affiliate/drop-shipping site selling to men. After a month and 10 articles I made a whopping $5.

The reason?

Because I didn’t care about the subject. I could tell them all of the wonderful things about the product but nothing from personal experience.

Basically, I was chasing the money instead of offering value.

Business comes down to solving problems.

You solve these problems in the form of entertainment, a product, or service.

Let’s say that you can create websites. You would take that skill and then find a pain point for other people around you.

Once you found that pain point then you simply fill it.

An example is that where I currently live most websites suck. They are stuck in 2005 and break when trying to switch between pages.

I could take that pain point and create a service dedicated to fixing that issue. I would spin it as an upgrade to other web design services.

What I would offer would be the new way of doing business. Don’t use these other guys because they’re in the past.

From there I would create content that would attract those type of clients to me. I would run paid ads and then pick up the phone.

Of course there is more to it than that but you get the point. Take yourself out of the equation.

Once you do, people will start paying you.

It’s that simple.

If you want to be the boss then you’ve got to ditch your employee mindset.

Entrepreneur vs Employee Characteristics

Before you ditch your employee mindset let’s get an understanding of the different characteristics of an employee and problem solver.

To keep things simple we will use the word entrepreneur. I’m not crazy about using it but everyone knows what it is.


  1. Thinks, “me, me, me”
  2. Wants to get paid for the amount of hours put in
  3. Seeks permission
  4. Lazy
  5. Unmotivated

Entrepreneur aka Young Hustler:

  1. Thinks about the consumer
  2. Wants to get paid for work done not hours put in
  3. Takes action
  4. Determined
  5. Self-Motivated

Carefully look over each of those characteristics.

To get what you want, become it. InĀ Think and Go Hustle we talk about becoming what you want before you get it.

If you want more money then you simply become the type of person that makes more money. What do they do?

They have all of the characteristics above.

Instead of worrying about the hours they put in, they focus on value.

So if you want more money in your pocket focus on offering more than you do now. Look around you right now.

One way to do this is by flipping items on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.

People who use my system have been making $130, $360, and even $800 in a week flipping every day items.

You can use the same step-by-step system they use. It doesn’t require any copywriting, web design, or FB Ads skills.

You don’t even need hundreds of dollars to get started.

What can you do to help another human being?

Remember that we all think about ourselves first. We each want to feel happy, be healthy, and save time.

Use this to your advantage by breaking your employee mindset. Take the focus off of yourself and put it onto other people.

They will reward you by giving you money. It really is that simple.

Your friend,

Dylan Madden

About Dylan Madden

My name is Dylan Madden. I've written over 300+ articles for those who want more out of life and are interested in traveling the world. I am from US city where most people work the same old job for their entire life. Now after traveling to 18 countries. I've set up a home in Dubai where I spend my days helping freelancers build successful businesses within The Real World and on the blog Calm and Collected. Within this website you will find the motivation and action steps to make your life better.

4 comments add your comment

  1. Dude,
    I noticed in a recent article you mentioned parking lot cleaning.
    Im thinking of starting my own gig doing this locally. Which of the following do you think is the best option when emailing commercial property owners/brokers?

    1) Emailing them writing that Im doing “market research” into opening a parking lot cleaning biz and if there would be interest from them.
    2) Emailing them writing that I already have this business and am looking to submit a proposal/quote.


    • Thanks for your comment Zaal.

      I would test both of those points. You will find most of your luck from getting building a relationship with property managers. They usually manage multiple properties.

      Also, I would give them a call and meet them in person as well.

      **If you can offer a good price without selling yourself short, you will make good money doing this**

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