There is a concept in the software and product world known as versioning. We’re all familiar with this. It’s the idea of improvement over time (or at least that’s the intent). Faster, smarter, new features, more refined, more value.
We even use it in the context of personal development with phrases like, “become the best version of yourself,” which is just another way of saying be better today than you were yesterday.
If you’re more valuable today than you were yesterday, why have your earnings remained the same?
For those who spend most of our waking hours exchanging time for money (9-5), we concede to the typical yearly or bi-yearly reviews where our income (somewhat) catches up with our value.
Until we see massive disruption to the status quo concerning pay structure and a more modern version of capitalism, wealth will only come to those who diversify the availability of their value.
That is to say, condense your knowledge and experience and distribute it far and wide. Take what you have learned selling your time for money, package it, promote it, and sell it while you sleep.
Use the excess income to reinvest in your value-increasing loop as well as other businesses doing the same until you cross the threshold of financial freedom.
And maybe then you can start disrupting the status quo.