How Do I Get Paid More

16 May 2016

I woke up early this morning. It was quiet and I had some free time to reflect on life. Scary, right! And what came to mind was a conversation I had with a young man. I was working in a car dealership and I typically ask what can I do for you.

“Get me a pay raise” from a voice in the back of the room.

This is not an unusual request, and I knew what to say.

My reply was “It is quite simple, you must make yourself more valuable”.

Next question has always been the same, how?

Again, no surprise to his request, so my response goes much like this, “it is a wonderful question, what book have you read, or what class have you taken to gain knowledge lately?”

Without hesitation I continue. You see the most important thing you can do for you, your future or your family is to work on yourself.

There is zero doubt in my mind if you continue to learn you will make yourself more valuable, and creating the value you will create additional income.

Books you read and the people you meet.

Always remember we generally know what we need to do, it is taking the next step or taking action that makes the true difference.


Tim Marvel

Motivational speaker and author, Tim Marvel, CSP believes if life doesn’t stop teaching, he shouldn’t stop learning. From living on a submarine in the Navy to spending thirty years in sales, Tim sees life as an adventure. He’s participated in marathons, ultra-marathons, triathlons, and 100-mile bike rides. When he’s not traveling or encouraging others to be their personal best, you can find him hitting the gym, hanging out with his family, and playing with his dog, Jake. But what he looks forward to the most is his weekly date night with his wife, Rockie.

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