Thursday, 10 May 2012

Increase Your Value

In this new economy you now find urself in, you will be compensated not by how hard you work but by how much value you add to the world around you. Think abt it. If you are currently being paid twenty dollars an hour, this money is being given to you not simply cuz u showed up at ur desk for those 60 mins. but cuz u've added twenty dollars worth of perceived value during those 60 minutes. So, the monetary reward u receive is determined not by how long you work but by how much value you add.

This is why a brain surgeon is paid so much more than a McDonald's employee. Is the brain surgeon a better person? Not necessarily. Is the brain surgeon, a harder worker? Probably not. Is the brain surgeon smarter? Who knows? But one thing is certain: the brain surgeon has accumulated far more specialized knowledge and specific know-how than the McDonald's employee. There are far fewer people who can do what the brain surgeon does and, as a result the brain surgeon is perceived as far more valuable to the marketplace. This is why he is paid over 10 times more than the person who flips burgers. Money simply becomes a symbol for how much value each person has added to the world at large.

The best way to begin adding more value to ur work is by valuing urself as a person. Acquire skills no one else has. Read books no one else is reading. Do what no one else is doing. Others have already taken, so stopping worring abt wat they r thinking or talking. Think thoughts no one else is thinking.

You cannot have all u want if u remain the person u are. To get more from life, u need to be more in life. Will continue in my next post what I mean by this. I've things in my mind, just need to organize it and looking forward to put it the best way I can. ..:)


  1. Hi Khairu

    Wonderful thought-provoking blog.




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    1. Hi Ethan ,

      I myself is one such woman whose trying hard since 3 yrs to get into this field, but this year looks like everything is going the way I want. And will be in this field this year, finally. And ofcourse M "IN" in ur both giveaways too ... u have a grt taste in books :)

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