If you’ve read many of my posts, you will know that I love the philosophies of Jim Rohn. Here is another of his….
You get paid in this life by bringing VALUE to the MARKET PLACE. These are Jim’s words.
Now it may take you some time to add that value. But you don’t get paid for the time, you get paid for the value. You might say you get paid £10 an hour, but that’s not true, you get paid £10 for the value you provide in that hour. If you got paid for the hour, you could just stay at home and they could send you the money.
Is it possible to become more valuable? Absolutely!
Some people get paid £10,000 in a year. Other people get paid £1,000,000 in a year. Do the second people have a way of finding a hundred times more hours to work? NO! They provide more value in each hour!
So – can you find a way to become more valuable? No problem. Learn some new skills. Have a more cheerful attitude at work. They will pay you more. Or if they don’t someone else will.
Think of it like a ladder.
When you first start off at the bottom of the ladder, you probably have just a few skills, and some enthusiasm. They pay you minimum wage, maybe £5 an hour.
But you can climb! Find out what other skills would be useful to the people that pay you, and learn them.
You”ll soon be on the next step. and once you learn how to climb, you can continue! Learn another skill, and another skill. You add more value to every hour, you get paid more for each hour, and you climb higher and higher.
Now. There are other ways to get a Pay Rise.
You can go on strike for more money.
The problem with that is that you just get small pay rises, and you will never get Rich by Demanding that people pay you more money.
Or you can wait for a pay rise…
Really – it is easier to climb.
So, my advice to you is to work out what value you are adding, and then see what you can do to add more.
Bye for now.