When we get out of high school or college, we have few, if any, marketable skills. We take the first job that we can get and go to work. At that point, most people settle into the hum-drum of work life, doing what they are told to do, coming in at nine and leaving at five, and going home and watching television in the evenings.
- Sechs Österreicher unter den ersten fünf: Roman einer Entpiefkenisierung (German Edition).
But this is not for you. The race is on! The good news is that most people do not know that they are in a race so they are easy to beat. From the time you take your first job until the time you retire, you are the president of your own personal services corporation. You are the president of an entrepreneurial company with one employee: You have one product to sell in the competitive marketplace: Throughout the history of economics, there has been only one way to increase your income, and that is to "add value.
Perhaps the greatest question you can ask repeatedly is: Successful people never rest. They read continually in their field, looking for ideas and insights that will help them to add greater value. They listen to audio programs in their cars, seeking ways to contribute more to their business and to their customers.
One of the most important qualities of successful people is that they are highly responsible. They do not make excuses or blame others.
What defines your worth as a person? How much are you worth by this criteria? - Quora
They do not criticize or complain. But responsible for what? They are, first of all, responsible for setting goals and writing down how they will achieve them. They are responsible for working on those goals every hour of every day. But they are also responsible to themselves, to earn the very most of which they are capable throughout their working lives. In this sense, they are responsible to their spouses and children, who depend upon them to earn a good living and to provide a good life.
Perhaps the greatest tragedy in our society is that of "wasted potential. Over the years, I have trained more than 5 million people in 47 countries.
Many people go from rags to riches with one additional skill. Many people go from living in rented accommodation, worrying about money, to living in big houses on the hill, driving new cars and putting their children in private schools with one additional skill. The terrible tragedy would be for you to go through your life with the ability to earn three times, four times, five times what you are earning today by simply dedicating yourself to continuous learning, and upgrading your skill set on a regular basis.
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Have you ever worked a job where you were grossly overqualified or underpaid? I still thought nothing of it because I was learning and helping my employer. One night I was eating dinner with a friend who sowed the seed of something insidious in my head: Through this experience, I learned a few important things about myself and being content in daily life: That being said, we are only worth as much as we think we are.
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