How to Get a Raise
Some stats on raises in America:
• 89% of Americans think that they deserve a raise
• 54% don’t ask for one
• 32% would rather clean their house
• 6% would rather be audited by the IRS
No matter your position you should be thinking every day, “How can I get a raise?” Even if you are the CEO, think about how to get a raise. This advice is for everyone, workers, contractors, sales people, executives, receptionist—everyone = even YOU. You should be looking for every way possible to increase your income. Say this to yourself “I want more money, I cannot lie!” Say it now!
“I want more money, I cannot lie.”
Look If you don’t take this position and think about it every day you will miss the money that you could be making.
Life is not fair – you will not get what you deserve! Change your mindset about money, about what you are worth and then go out where money lives and get your raise.
Every day I am hungry. Every day I am looking for ways to give myself a raise. Now that I have tasted success, have some money in the bank, I am even hungrier. People get wealthy because they are always looking for a way to give themselves a raise.
“More is only frowned on
by those who have less.”
5 Steps to Getting a Raise:
1. Say to yourself, ‘I want more money I cannot lie’.
Don’t believe any of this stuff about money making people bad. Bad people are bad people whether they have money or not and money can’t make a good person bad. You need money. You deserve more money but first you have to get your head right about money.
2. Be in an environment where there is more money.
Here’s a hint. There’s no money at your house. Neither money nor success will find you at home. You must go where the money is. Money is probably not at your desk either or in your office. Go and be with the people that have money!
3. Find out what the person in front of you wants.
Take the time to determine what you would have to do to get your raise. Once you satisfy what people want, they will give you the money you want and deserve. In my reality hiring show, Whatever It Takes: The Ultimate Job Interview, the contestants are battling to find out what I want from them.
4. Get them what they want and earn your raise.
This is where you need to know what product or service solves the customer’s problems and must be completely sold that it will do so. You cannot have reservations or doubts. During Season 1 of Whatever It Takes, you get to see The Hunt for Greatness, will they break or will they prove themselves worthy?
5. Keep asking until you get it.
So now it’s your time. Every day is your time to get your raise. For those who may be satisfied or have people working for them who seem satisfied, you either need to wake up or wake them up. Most people are not making near what they are worth or even close. Push yourself to be great. You need a raise! There is plenty of money out there. Now get your head right and your skills right and go get what you deserve and need! “I want more money I cannot lie!”