If you were offered more money for whatever service or product you provide, would you take it? I would. I think that most of us would. It’s not a matter of greed either. You can do so much more good in the world if you have more money. However, that’s a discussion for a different day.
How do you go about acquiring this additional amount of money for your service or product? By providing more value. Remember this, write it down somewhere, it’s a big nugget.
The marketplace pays for value.
The more value that you offer, the more you will be paid. This applies both in your job and in your business. The results may not always be immediate, but in time, by offering more value, you will be paid more. Trust me, this is how it works.
So how do you offer more value? By becoming more valuable! This may appear to be a silly answer – it’s not. You need to become more valuable. You are your greatest asset. As the saying goes, there is a gold mine between your ears.
The quickest way to make more money is by giving more value. To give more value, you must become more valuable. To become more valuable, you must invest in yourself. Any investment in yourself, your skills, your training, your beliefs, will pay dividends. This investment will have a greater ROI than anything you will find on the stock market.
It’s quite easy to invest in yourself. And it need not always cost a lot of money. Here are 4 ways to make a deposit in the bank of You!
1) Read books. Someone has poured their life experiences into a medium that you can directly tap into. Books are a source of incredible knowledge. This step need not cost much either – how much does a library card cost?
2) Take classes and courses to improve your skills or develop new ones. Here you can really focus on your most important skill-sets. These extra events will set you apart from your competition.
3) Attend seminars. There is nothing like learning from a master in person. Observe how they conduct themselves, their posture, the way they speak. Ask them questions. Take away all that you can from those opportunities.
4) Meet new people. Your net worth is determined by your network. Look for the good in people, know that there is something special about each and every person. Don’t be afraid to meet people up the socio economic ladder. They have a ton of value to offer, learn from them and offer value back.
Earning more money is a huge blessing – to you, to your family, and to those that you can bless in return. Don’t be ashamed of having a goal of making more money. You can do a whole lot of good with money.
Wishing you many trips to the bank,
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