Every business person has a set of skills that are useful to them, but many people aren’t aware of them because they are all out of sight, out of mind. This means that you and I don’t really realize what is really important to us until it is too late. This is why making a salary is so important to you. It is an indicator of your worth, which is what you have been looking for all your life.
Sure, a salary is important, but what is more important to you is the amount of money you make working. It may not be as flashy as “getting a promotion, being a jack of all trades, or being a jack of none”, but it does have value. Every dollar you make means that much more to you.
It’s possible your salary is not as important to you as your health and your family because you don’t have them yet. If you don’t have kids yet, you might have a hard time figuring out what that salary is actually worth. But I think it’s the same with a career. What is more important to you might not matter to your family, but to you it does. You need to take a step back and think about what you really want and why you need that salary.
You’re probably right. In my line of work I have to take a step back and think about what I really want and why I need that salary. If I’m doing a good job I can get my family’s support, but if I’m not, I have to get out of this job and do something else.
I really don’t think we have to get too deep into that discussion. The reason I say this is because I see a lot of people who are in a very different job or a very different career than I am and I think that is because they don’t realize that their careers are going to change. They don’t think they need to change and do the things that they have been doing anyway.
You see, it’s not just a matter of money. If you’re not doing something that you love to do, then you have to do something else. I’m not talking about an actual career change. That’s more a matter of being willing to change the way you think and the way you do things. You have to learn to be creative without always following the same path.
The thing is, many career paths can take you in a completely different direction and at a different pace than your previous career path. Thats why it is important that you dont just take the path of least resistance. You have to figure yourself out. I am not saying that you should just jump into a new job and start making a lot of money.
I can’t really claim to be an authority on this one. It just seems like a no-brainer that if you are a business analyst you should at least make a little more (if not a lot more) than you are currently making. I am not saying you should work an entry-level job. I am saying if you do not learn to be creative, you will never be able to change the way you work.
I would imagine it would be a lot easier to make more money than to do it. I mean, I’m not saying that you should never be making money but if you have been making more money and you are making it on commission, it is likely that you have a product that you are marketing that is making money.
You know in the back of your mind, a person could be reading this who is making more money than you are? But if a lot of people are not making more money than you are, that tells me that it is likely that you are not marketing a product that is making money. You may be able to make more money in your current job, but if you are not marketing your product or earning more money than the competition in your job, you are probably not making a lot of money.