Money isn’t everything, but most of us like the idea of having some extra money in our bank accounts. One way to have more money is to cut your expenses, but boosting your earnings is also smart. If you’re thinking of how to raise your earning potential, you can explore a number of steps that will help you look better to employers.
When it comes to our career choices, we usually fall down one of two paths: doing something we love for less salary or doing something we dislike for a higher one. What you pick generally depends on your financial situation. For instance, if you have a family to take care of then bearing with a higher-paying but boring job is usually better. However, if you have more financial freedom then it’s very common to pick a job that you enjoy even if it pays less.
Let me paint a terrifyingly common picture; you are in a job that you once loved and for whatever reason that spark is now gone and you are feeling worn down. Not just worn down, you are feeling deeply unhappy. This isn’t a storm that will pass. You know the expiration date has been met and you want to leave. No, you need to leave. But you can’t. You are stuck. You know you must leave but first you must get over the guilt you feel about leaving.
Finding a career mentor is something I have wanted/needed to do for quite some time but I have been putting it off. It was living in the ‘too hard basket’ until recently when I decided to procrastinate no more and reach out to my ideal woman. I share my full experience, from start to finish, including a cold-email template based off what I sent and a list of questions to ask!