One way or another, we all want to be compensated for the value we provide, for the work we put in. Whether this is a salary, a bonus, contract pay…your products and services should be valuable and therefore you should be paid for them. That’s simple enough.
However, money on its own shouldn’t be your only or major objective as that limits your potential, growth and ultimate sense of fulfillment, contribution and progress. When it comes to finding the ideal space to work in it comes down to four areas:
- QUALITY – do something you are GREAT at (above average at the very least)
- PASSION – do something you LOVE to do as it will require a lot of time & effort
- MARKET – do something people want to PAY for (it’s kind of important 😉 )
- VALUE – provide the most VALUE in your space (this is how to differentiate)
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
Spend your time, effort and energy at the intersection of those four areas and success is nearly guaranteed (a bit of luck always comes in handy as well 😉 ).