What Value do You Bring to Your Job?
Many people are stuck in the money for time mindset but you won’t get rich doing that because they are only so many hours in a day. You may get paid more per hour but there still are a limited number of hours in a day.
What if you got paid your value? Would your income increase? You’ll never know unless you take that chance. You see the rich understand getting paid by your value has, in the long run, a higher pay off. With great risk comes great reward. Most people aren’t willing to take that risk. That’s how those in management get paid, not by the hour but the value they’re expected to bring to the job. The incentive then is be so efficient in your job, perhaps delegate, to eventually get the higher pay off in a promotion, pay raise or benefits.
Our economic system is a bit screwed up when a professional athlete, musician or actor and get paid millions of dollars for a short work life when professions like doctors and teachers would seem to provide better value. The market system is saying we value the first group more. We value our entertainment and things that make us feel good. We have no one to blame when we honor those industries by rewarding them with our money.
Fear keeps you in a state of complacency. Fear of being paid your value might not appear sustainable at first. Self doubting yourself makes you wonder if you can provide enough value to deserve the pay you desire. Only you have the power to overcome your fear. If you believe you have value to offer, chances are other people see it too and need what you have to offer.
It’s a leap of faith to take the plunge into getting paid your value. However if you want to get paid more, its’ a chance you’ll have to take.