I see so much these days claiming the value you provide determines how much you earn. Facebook is a great repository of this ‘wisdom’.
It’s total BS.
Mother Theresa. Nelson Mandela. Ghandi. Massive value, low remuneration.
Remuneration = ((Value provided/Desirability) x Difficulty) x Strategy
If you want to earn more, yes you need to provide massive vale, but the more undesirable the work is and the harder it is will also determine what you earn, and finally you need to be strategic about it.
Consider Richie Macaw.
He provided New Zealand massive value. Tick.
His job was very desirable. Cross.
His job was very difficult. Tick.
He played rugby. Tick in the New Zealand context, cross in the world context.
Compare him to Steven Adams who chose basketball and will be earning twenty time what Richie earned.
Remember, it’s not just about value, that’s a fool’s way of looking at remuneration.
I’m in my office at the moment. This morning I’ve planned next week, had multiple meetings and worked on some strategic moves for my business.
I used to be all about winning at everything I was involved with.
Many ‘entrepreneurs’ I meet just want to be the ‘big ideas’ person. They’re not interested in the little stuff.
In life people always talk about getting ‘ahead of the curve.’
Something had to get out of the way for everything good that is in your life.
We worry about things that might not work out.
We are all a combination of our experiences of the past.
We don’t need to detach from our painful past.
The you today is different from the you a year ago.
Sometimes leadership is about creating a vision and bringing people along.