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.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.