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Volume IV - February, 2006 Issue
T A B L E O F C
O N T E N T S
- Personal Value Management - Learn, Lead & Succeed!
- Meeting for Results
- NEW TOOL! - Leadership Coaching Course
- The Juice Bar
- Special Prize! Determine It's Value
- Reader Meter
- Site News
- Updates - and What's Coming Soon
Lessons In Leadership
Learn, Lead & Succeed!
"Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity."
What is this global economy everyone keeps speaking of?
If you have not yet felt the pressure of an expanded marketplace, it’s only a matter of time before you will. There is an important race taking place, and we are all right in the middle of it. No one has the luxury of “opting out” of this important contest.
In order to come out ahead in the new global economy, it’s important that you begin to think of yourself as the President & CEO of YOUR HOUSEHOLD, Inc. The days of feeling secure working for one company for 30 years and retiring with the beautiful gold watch are gone.
The key to success in this new age of global competition is to “Add Value”. If you want to maintain your current standard of living, you need to begin to assess the real market value (RMV)your provide to your organization. Take appropriate steps to improve yourself in order to raise the value you bring to your employer.
Begin to compete now for your future position while you can do so on your own terms. It is far better to start preparing yourself now, rather than being forced to compete, ill-prepared, after receiving a notice of mergers and layoffs.
Think it can't happen to you? Think again!
Whatever your current position, you are making either a positive or negative financial contribution to your organization. Ask yourself the question, "Does the value I bring to my organization, equate to more or less than the cost of my salary?"
It’s important to be extremely honest with yourself on this key question. Realize today that your position in the company is only as secure as your ability to consistently generate a financial contribution over and above what it costs the organization in salary and benefit costs to employ you.
Looking to earn more money? EXCELLENT - you absolutely should be seeking to earn more. However, it’s important that you understand that the term “earn” does not equate to "I feel I’m entitled to".
The clear definition of the word “earn” means to make money by working; deserve something; and to produce interest or dividends. Therefore, in order to earn more, you must focus on adding more value to your organization.
Obviously, you could earn more money simply be going out and getting a second job. In doing this, however, you are still exerting more effort and adding additional value to the economy. You are just doing so through two separate employers.
In order to make more money in your current position, you need to first ask yourself if you are working in an industry that is growing or one that is on the decline.
If your industry is decreasing in size, you must understand that your opportunities for moving up and earning more may become increasingly limited. However, if you prepare yourself to add greater value to another organization in a growing industry, your chances of earn more in the future improve.
Bottom line, if you seek to possess job security, you must continually work to raise your value to your organization.
Your current level of education, knowledge, skills and experience – are the result of personal and professional investments you’ve made in yourself up to this point in time. Do not make the mistake of expecting those initial investments to continue to carry you through to retirement. We must all continue to invest in ourselves, to learn and grow.
So whatever job you are doing today, begin to plan and prepare yourself for your next position. Remember always that there are jobs with futures and jobs without futures. Make certain you are continually lining yourself up to hold a position with a company in a growing industry and you’ll always hold a job with a future.
Does this all sound like a lot of hard work? Well yes, it can be. However, the work that needs to be done can only be determined by you. The pace at which it is completed is also up to you. Setting clear goals and breaking them down into bite-sized pieces over the coming year, is a great way to plan without feeling overwhelmed by the whole process.
GET EXCITED! There are more opportunities available to you in this ever growing economy than at any time in history. You can quite literally become, acquire, or do - just about anything that you can envision as long as you take steps now to prepare yourself for bigger and better opportunities.
It's never crowded at the top so there is plenty of room for YOU! Take your rightful place among the successful, by remaining focused on what you need to accomplish.
Your primary responsibility as President and CEO of YOUR HOUSEHOLD, Inc., is to increase the value of your company stock. Continue to learn, grow and make yourself an invaluable commodity, and watch your stock soar!
We’d like to help get you started! We encourage you to take advantage of the newest free tool – our recently released Leadership Coaching Course. See you in the next section.
"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."
- Peter Drucker
Meeting for Results
Leadership Coaching Course
"If you are content with yourself, you'll stop taking those little steps forward and begin taking big steps backward."
- Greg Maddox
So now you're ready to take control of your future and begin investing in yourself to increase the value you offer to others.
Nice job. To get you started on overcoming your leadership learning curve, we have created a brand new tool that we call the Leadership Coaching Course.
Imagine having just the right coach, available at just the right time, anytime the need arises. We believe this new tool consists of information that can transform your life.
We encourage our readers to review this free tool to help craft a solid foundation in self-leadership. Then, continue on your journey of building the extraordinary life you have always dreamed of.
Don’t be one of those unfortunate people who allow the best years of their lives to slip away, slowly sinking into the massive stew of mediocrity. Don’t let that happen to you! You deserve to live a world-class life. And we can help get you started.
So everything you need to realize your highest potential is right here for you, at no cost. It’s our way of showing you, our valued readers, our sincere gratitude for all of your support.
"When you can't choose between two evenly balanced course of action to take, choose the bolder."
- General W.J. Slim
The Juice Bar
Determine It's Value
Adding Value – Working From Home
As you may know, we’ve encouraged our readers over the years to check into the wonderful tools offered by Sitesell, Inc. to create a profitable home business and begin earning additional income.
Upon writing the above article on increasing your personal value, it occurred to me that Site Build-It is another great way to add personal and professional value in your life.
Here are just some of the reasons why I personally subscribe and refer my readers to the SBI tool:
- SBI allows me to pursue my passion – the study of leadership.
- SBI shows me how to share my knowledge and talents on a global level, currently reaching approximately 100,000 people monthly.
- SBI has taught me how to effectively compete in the global marketplace.
- SBI provides the tools and coaching necessary for me to create a highly profitable online business , effectively raising the level of personal income I provide for my family.
- SBI has introduced me to an entire community of other like-minded, goal oriented, self-motivated people from all walks of life, who MAKE ME BETTER.
- Having a qualified home business allows me to take advantage of tax law, effectively reducing the amount of taxes I am obligated to pay – further increasing my take home pay.
- Having an online business is fun. I continue to enjoy the learning process and as I learn, I increase my knowledge and skill-set that I can bring to future employers. Through what I’ve learned using SBI, I am able to add more value to the lives of my readers, as well as my own.
If you’ve always wanted to have a home based business, but thought that you just didn’t have the knowledge or tools to create a profitable venture, check out the various links provided and see how so many ordinary people, just like you and I, are realizing extra-ordinary results.
"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision."
- Peter Drucker
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