Episode 25

Published on:

16th Sep 2022

025: Jonathan DeYoe - Earning More Income & Creating Liquidity: The Keys to Achieving Financial Independence

Earning more income is one of the three crucial steps that everyone can do in order to achieve financial independence. So far this season we’ve talked about getting finances back in order after trauma, why getting into college increases your income potential, paths to entrepreneurship, resetting your mindset and creating a road map as well as hybrid professionalism.

Today, Jonathan shares four core ways to earn more income and two ways to create liquidity. Jonathan touches on everything from asking for a raise, to reinvesting passive income to showcase how financial independence is possible.

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Key Takeaways

01:12 – Jonathan speaks to why he has dedicated an entire season to earning more income and introduces today’s topic: Earning More Income & Creating Liquidity

02:28 – Asking for a raise, finding a new job or taking on a part-time job

10:34 – Side hustles and starting your own business

14:09 – The importance of failure to success

16:34 – Spending less and increasing liquidity

26:41 – Turning guilty past purchase reminders into wealth-building assets

27:28 – Reinvesting passive income

29:14 – Jonathan recaps today’s episode and teases next week’s guest

Tweetable Quotes

“Financial independence begins with saving and investing. Financial independence requires a pool of assets that spins off an income that covers your living expenses. And the only way you’ll ever be financially independent is by building this pool of assets.” (01:22)

“The right place values you the right way. If you’re not valued, it just means you’re not in the right place.” (04:41)

“This lifelong learning isn’t a sometimes thing; it’s an always thing.” (07:48)

“There are lots of reasons you may want to earn just a little bit more money. Maybe you’ve got some credit card debt that you want to pay off. Maybe you want to save more towards a specific spending goal. Maybe you want to build that emergency fund. Before you take extra part time work, be sure to know your boundaries. The worst thing you can do is take away from that family time or that personal rejuvenation time.” (09:41)

“I can’t begin to express how big a deal I think starting your own business can be. Even when it fails, the lessons you learn are gonna open doors. They’re going to enable you to do the next thing more successfully.” (14:09)

“Fifty bucks a week in savings at seven percent interest is $34,000 after ten years. It’s almost a quarter of a million dollars after thirty years. Little things become big things in time. And little things require regular effort.” (20:07)

“You can reinvest current passive income to increase the size of future passive income. Compounding is that eighth wonder of the world. It’s what happens when you gather and save your rents until you have another down payment or when you reinvest your dividends to buy more stock.” (28:46)

Guest Resources

AngelList Talent




Khan Academy




Side Hustle Nation

The Penny Hoarder

Chris Guillebeau’s Side Hustle School

Millennial Money


Small Business Administration



Facebook Marketplace





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Mindful Money
Do you struggle with money? You’re not alone.
Money is a means, not an end. It’s a necessity of life for sure, but more money does not always guarantee a “good life”. Money enables many aspects of modern life, but as a dominant consideration it becomes destructive. 
The paradox is that more time and energy spent on personal finance does NOT create better outcomes. Unlike many other parts of life, we can’t create better outcomes by being smarter, spending more time, or putting in more effort.
Join Mindful Money author and experienced 40-year investor Jonathan DeYoe as he shares stories from artists, authors, entrepreneurs, and other advisors about how they mindfully minimize their need to think about money and get more out of life.
If you aren’t happy with your finances, feel like money takes more time that it should, or want to place your financial decisions into the broader context of your life, this show is for you. 
Each episode will draw the line between the “enough” activities that the academics tell us are additive to family outcomes, and those “little bit more” efforts that take time and sap energy, but do NOT improve outcomes.

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Jonathan DeYoe is a best-selling author, speaker, financial advisor and angel investor. He is a husband, father and a practicing Buddhist. His simple underlying message brings a welcomed sense of order to financial chaos and restores a calm center to your financial life.