Val-YOU-ble: The Truth About Utility and How To Grow Your Market Value


How valuable are you?

Value equals usefulness, so if you’re “full of use” there’s a good chance you’re full of value. But to what degree?


Step 1: Determine Your Current Value


Here’s the thing. Your earning capacity and potential for upward mobility are tied directly to the value you bring to your organization.

Consider that the top CEO in America last year earned more than $131 million dollars. Contrast that compensation package with the current minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. What’s the difference between the individual who can earn $131 million annually versus someone who earns $7.25 an hour?

The answer is actually simple. It’s about the value the individual brings to the table.


So, how can you become more valuable?


My guess is you’re currently adding value to your organization, family and friends. That’s great! But, if you’re reading this blog, you want to get better.


3 Tips to Start Growing Your Value


1. Create a Written Growth Plan. 

You must be intentional about becoming more valuable.

2. Immediately Apply Newly Discovered Knowledge. 

Everyone has access to knowledge, but few apply the knowledge.

3. Interview Others. 

This is an amazing way to learn how different people become more valuable.



Embrace Becoming More Valuable


Becoming valuable is sequential, not immediate. It takes time and work.

Be patient but aggressive at the same time. You’ll be glad you did.


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