Minimum Wage

I heard somebody say the other day, “You cant live off of minimum wage.” The first thing that came to my mind was,”If you worked for yourself the way you do your minimum wage job, you would go out of business.”  Everybody is always waiting for the next best thing as if it were around the corner. The truth is, the next best thing is right in front of you, you just have to reach out and grab it. “They don’t pay me enough to do this!” In my opinion, you are overpaid. But, I hear this all the time. When I ask people why they weren’t doing their job? They almost always tell me the same thing:

 a. “They don’t pay me enough to do that.”

b. “I’m just tired of being here.”

My reply is usually the same, “So let me ask you, are you looking for a new job?” Most of the time it’s, “I applied at [company name].” So then I ask them why they applied there. They give me their reasons with the expectation always being that if they get this new job, then they will do a better job there then they are doing at their current job. Well my friend, let me tell you, the grass is always greener on the other side. So I ask them, “So what makes you think that you will do better over there?” They usually tell me that the scheduling over there works better for them and that there is more money over there. So then here is where I get tough and it usually goes something like this,”Are you number one in your [respective area].” The reply is always, “No.” So then I tell them, “Look, if I were looking to hire somebody and you applied, I would ask you the same question. And if you are not number one in your company why would I want you in my company? You see, if you are going to look for a job elsewhere, do it because you are number one in your [respective area], because you have outgrown your position and there is nothing left for you here. Because if you leave right now, I can tell you that whatever you are not doing here, you are going to continue not doing that at your new job.” 

So if you want to prove that over there is better for you, start today. You want whats around the corner? Grab what’s right in front of you first. And if you are not sure how well you are doing at work, just ask yourself this question, “If you worked that way for yourself, would you go out of business?” And be honest with yourself. If the answer is “yes.”  Besides, at the end of the day whatever your answer is, it does not affect me any. I just hope that I can help you when you need it. 

So if you have any question, need some coaching or help with a business, feel free to get in contact with me: 951-707-8474. And remember, I am just here to serve.