I am sure you have talked to someone before about a job, a relationship, or some other situation, where that person was receiving less than they deserve. And what that usually means is that you, as their friend, colleague, or family member, believe that they are doing more and giving more to that relationship, job, etc., than the other party is giving.
But what if that wasn’t true. What if there was more that the person could give. What if this person was you and not someone else that was feeling this way. And you kept telling yourself that you are giving everything and not getting anything in return. You are not getting what you deserve.
Everyday I work and see people that feel this way. They believe that they are owed more. They believe that they deserve more. They believe that they have done everything that they could do to improve their situation, but none of it has worked. The relationship is still bad. The pay on the job still sucks. They didn’t receive the promotion. They didn’t get the next assignment.
If you feel this way, or no someone who does. I want to share this with you, because someone shared it with me, and it changed my life. First of all, the market pays for the value that you or someone else brings to it.
My mentor told me this story once about how he went to his mentor and told him that the job wasn’t paying enough. His mentor asked him this “Are there other people at your place of employment who make more money than you do?” The answer was yes from my mentor. Than his mentor shared these very remarkable words with him.
He said “Than it isn’t the company, it is the value you are bringing to the company. If you want to change your pay, you have to increase your value.”
The only way any of us can get paid more on the job, is to increase the value we bring to the job. If you are a manager and you can manage a group of six or seven people to perform a job. The company will pay you more. If you can learn how to manage six or seven managers, which is a different skillset, than they will pay you even more money.
If you are a customer service representative and you are really good at taking calls on problems and solving those problems. The company will pay you a certain dollar amount for that. But if you can not only take those calls, but you can train other people on how to do it as well, they will pay you more money.
Most companies have more money that they can pay you. However, you just have to figure out a way to show them that you are worth more than what they are paying you. Most people spend their time complaining about what they deserve instead of showing how they are worth more. Stop talking and start showing.
One of the things most of us are in dire need of in our lives, is someone who can speak truth in to us. Tell us something that we don’t really want to hear. You may have heard the old saying that there is “Power in Truth”. Why do you think that saying exists?
Because, until you hear the truth, you don’t have the power to change anything. If you want to change your situation, you have to first understand your reality and the truth of where you really are. Finding someone to give you this truth is very hard. It usually requires someone who isn’t associated with you in any way to come in to your life and help you assess where you are and then provide you the truth.
If you want to get to a different place, you have to understand where you are. Not just your belief on where you are, but the actual truth on where you are. Most of us don’t have the people in our lives that can or will provide us this truth.
If you are a person who wants truth and wants more than you currently have, than I would encourage you to reach out to me, and if it isn’t me, than someone else that can provide you the truth you need to hear.
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To your success and your future.