The shocking truth behind why you’re not getting paid
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough to not quit.” -George Carlin
There is a very simple pragmatic truth to the reason why you’re not getting paid enough. This truth can be better explained with a short story. Have you ever heard the one about a plumber who went to a homeowner, whacked a pipe with a wrench and ended a leak?
“That will be $200,” he says.
The homeowner replied, “You were only here for a few minutes and I only saw you hit the pipe with your wrench. I demand an itemized bill.”
The plumber wrote the following:
- Basic Service Charge $9.00
- Hitting Pipe with Wrench $1.00
- Knowing Where to Hit Pipe $190.00
The plumber got paid not because of his labor, but because of his specialized knowledge.
How many people do you know right now who have been earning the exact same amount of money every single year?
Consider this as well, if your boss rolled up to you every year and said that they were going to reduce your salary by 1.5% – 2.5% how long would you stay there?
Because this is actually exactly what happens when you make the same. You’re not just getting by, you’re slowly slipping backwards.
Between cost of goods, services, taxes and living expenses all increasing and inflation, if you’re not increasing at the same rate, you’re loosing. If you are increasing at the same rate, you’re just breaking even.
Do NOT be this person
You need to be increasing your income and improving your situation at a rate far higher than inflation. This is why people claim they can’t seem to save enough. It’s not a spending problem, it’s an income problem.
And the solution to your income problem is in specialized knowledge.
Now that you know why you’re not getting paid, the next step is literally, what are you going to do about it?
Let’s take a look at your income and financial goals.
First of all, are they big enough to inspire you and motivate you to take real action?
Secondly, how often do you look at them?
And lastly, to tie it all together, what do you NOT know about:
- Setting income and financial goals
- Increasing income at a rate that surpasses inflation
- Getting and staying motivated and inspired
- Taking the right amount of action
- Getting the right specialized knowledge to realize everything we just mentioned?
It’s not what you know right now, it’s what you don’t know that’s hurting you.
Now, if there was a place you could go to get all of this information, would you want to learn more about it? Would it be a bad idea to have everything you need to know to solve the problems that are why you’re not getting paid? What would having that specialized knowledge be worth?
If it turned out that you could increase your income by 30% (over and over again) and the only real cost to you was time, are you willing to spend it? What do you know about Cardone University?
Cardone University is your one stop shop for increasing your specialized knowledge. And increasing that specialized knowledge over and over again. How do you know if you should even consider it?
What’s just one sales skill that if you mastered it completely, you’d see another 30% almost overnight?
And once you master that? See what’s happening? Or maybe not? We have people come to us all the time making an average wage but desperately want to see 6 or 7-figures as quickly as possible, yet never make the investment in themselves.
Why is that? Different for everybody but it’s usually based on a lack of belief in themselves and their level of discipline. Remember, the only real cost here is time. Money should never be the reason you don’t invest in yourself. Period.
So do you believe in YOU enough?
Are YOU worth it? If your answer is “I don’t know” then I want to test you and challenge you. If you had free access to the greatest sales training platform on planet earth, what would you do with it? What problem would you solve? Would you make the time? Are you willing? I mean if your income increase by 30%, could you handle it? Why not give it try for 2 weeks?