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.
Change isn’t that hard.
Our lives are filled with paths that we have seduced ourselves into believing are impossible for us to take.
A while ago I encouraged my daughter Zara not to listen to a friend who wanted her to do something that she didn’t feel good about.
When we focus on a past that we don’t like, we are living in a state where we are hoping an imaginary future will heal a non-existent past.
Recently I was in a situation that wasn’t what I wanted, but there wasn’t anything I could do to change it.
Is it to never stop believing?
If you fill up every area of your life with little regard for the quality of what you’re filling it with, there’s not much room left.
“Fortune favours the bold.”
“Look before you leap.”
So, which one is it???
We all make them.