If there’s one life-changing business philosophy that can skyrocket your success, it’s this gem by Jim Rohn: “You get paid for bringing value to the marketplace, and if you’re not very valuable you don’t make much money.”
Many of us spend a good number of years in a single vocation, however this neither increases the inherent value of the job that we’re performing nor our value as an employee for the most part.
Of course, you’ll frequently come across people saying, “I have 10/15/25 years of experience in my job, I’m more valuable because of this experience and I should get paid more.” However, the exact truth is that those individuals have one year of work experience repeated 10/15/25 times. So, if they’ve repeatedly performed a few key tasks over their entire professional journey and never branched out and explored other avenues of development, what makes them worthy of deserving more money? Unless they’ve sharpened their skills, learned better and more effective tools, techniques and strategies, and over the course of their work lives, become an overall better person and professional, then they haven’t become more valuable to the marketplace. That’s the reality.
There’s another impactful Jim Rohn quote that we must always keep at the back of our heads: “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune.”
So, how do you bring more value to the marketplace? You start working hard on yourself. You become better both personally and professionally. When you build your skills, your character, your self-esteem, self-worth and confidence, and consistently bring value to others, you naturally advance forward in life.
You must incorporate personal and professional growth in your daily life. When you commit growing to a higher level, your success knows no bounds. This is the most opportune era humanity has ever seen. You can achieve extraordinary success too; just make the decision to distance yourself from mediocrity and stagnation, and become self-reliant and take 100% responsibility for your financial well-being.
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