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Know Your Worth

23 Jul

Know Your Worth

So folks this will probably be a two-part blog.

At my day job I am in an interim position and I was also in a leadership program. A special task within my leadership program was to assume a role that is also interim, that in theory fast-tracks you for management.

Now 5 Weeks Later I interviewed for the newer position, I have done everything they asked, and now have been denied it.

It is interesting because I also have the chance to Simply reapply but not interview to get a secondary spot for the same position.

I am currently mulling over going back to my original no management, no perks position. Why you ask?

Because in my heart I am not a second-place candidate. And I think the strongest messagr I can send to my employer, myself, and my son is that I have to control my destiny and never settle for less. Having discussed it with my spouse who is in agreement I am mildly conflicted but leaning towards going back to my original position. I will maintain my pay. Despite my work and these multiple sort of promotion/semi- promotions I have never had a raise.

Now this is customary where I work, that doesn’t mean I have to accept it either. To be continued…

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Follow up to the previous infographic on your freelance hourly rates

14 Jul

I wanted to let you know that setting a higher freelance fee is better than setting a low one.

First you need to recognize your worth and all you you bring to the table- every single transaction.

Second you need to know that you can start at hundred and drop to 50, but you can’t start at 50 and go to 100.

Remember settimg a low bar for your pricing aka your worth may work as an opener but if you undervalue yourself how can you expect others to value you?

Infographic: How to Calculate YOUR Hourly Rate as a Freelancer

13 Jul

Infographic: How to Calculate YOUR Hourly Rate as a Freelancer.

Another blow we are striking in our effort to arm our readers with valuable knowledge to get them the money they deserve as well as the Peace of Mind and that amazing feeling to know that you are driving your own success!

The Perfect Resume: an Infographic for those who want to kill it and nail an interview

2 Jul

The Perfect Resume : an Infographic for those who want to kill it and nail an interview

Mark Cuban on Success

23 Jun

“When you look at where you put in your time, where you put in your effort, that tends to be the things that you are good at. And if you put in enough time, you tend to get really good at it,” he says. “If you put in enough time, and you get really good, I will give you a little secret: Nobody quits anything they are good at because it is fun to be good. It is fun to be one of the best.”- Mark Cuban

This is akin to me of the mindset greed is good.

Now I’m not suggesting Mark is greedy, or that greed is good- by no means is that my point.  What I am saying is that when we focus on the pursuit of what feels good we will win. I enjoy seeing my writing on blogs and magazines.  I’ve written for decades now and as a craft I always pursued it because I was good at it. Do I love it?

YES.

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But the last main push as a writer came with me trying to make side income.  It wasn’t for the pleasure or the glory or the Hugo award et al. I am not a Rhodes scholar- I wanted beer money (only half kidding). I knew I could make money writing, so I wrote. It was that simple.  And it felt great to focus on a strength and have it earn me money.

From where I stand there is no loss in focusing on your strengths instead of your passions.  I’m passionate about bodybuilding and lifting weights, but I don.t see a Mr. Olympia in my future. Yet. But as someone who has written for 30 years I have seen the work I put into this skill profit me.

And it feels GOOD.

 

10 Days to Better Productivity, a quick Infographic

18 Jun

10 Days to Better Productivity, a quick Infographic.

This infographic was highly effective for me.

I hope you will find Great Value in it as well.

Dun & Bradstreet number is finally here!

10 Jun

Our Dun & Bradstreet number is finally here!

Small moves can be Major moves people.
I saw some advice on a website, and rather than pay them I used a couple of steps and now I have this incredibly important number for my business Endeavors and credit.

If you need business credit separate from your personal finances look into getting this done ASAP.

For more help and free advice DM me here or email: tony@changeinadvance.com

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