I used to play video games heavily when I was a kid.. heck I still play video games everyday.
Above anything else, I found that leveling my character was the most fun. And then leveling my skills.
So, I'm working on a strategy to make earning money similar to that of leveling up.
Sounds weird right? Well it works.
Here's what I want you to do.
Go and grab a pen and paper (IMO it's more fun in physical format).
Then I want you to write down a simple leveling system. Nothing that's going to overwhelm you, keep it basic.
Here's one that I made specifically for this post:
Now the point of this is to help you push yourself towards progression, you can write out the levels however you want, but it's more fun when it's easier to level, that way you don't feel like you are grinding all day.
Once you get to the stars you can award yourself with a prize. Usually I do something simple, like a candy bar, going out to dinner, watching a movie, or something like that.
Okay now here's my favorite part.
Once you reach level 120 (that may take a while depending on your level difference) you can "reborn" your level system. What this means is that once you hit level 120, you still get to keep your money, but you can go back to level 1 and start over. This time around you should be able to reach level 120 (or whatever level you setup) much faster.
It's a really fun strategy that I've been using for a while now and it's helped me earn over $70,000 in 2011.
Tip: Make it fun for you, don't use this exact strategy if it doesn't sound fun. Just work around it and see what you'll be more interested in working towards. Maybe level 120 could be that new car you were looking at?