Get Paid More and Promoted Faster

21 Great Ways to Get Ahead in Your Career

Brian Tracy (Author)

Publication date: 08/01/2001

Bestseller over 650,000+ copies sold

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster
Do you want to apply the secrets and strategies used by the highest paid people in our society?

Bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals how, no matter what your current job, you can apply the secrets and strategies used by the highest paid people in our society to make yourself more valuable, maximize your strengths, and become virtually indispensable to your company.

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster is not a book on office politics. It doesn’t offer short cuts and work-arounds. It will help you develop the discipline and determination you need to get more done, earn the respect of co-workers and bosses, and move upward to greater and greater levels of success. It teaches the methods and behaviors that every manager wishes every employee to know. This book can serve not only as a guide to individual advancement but as the content of a career development plan for everyone in an organization.

The easy-to-apply ideas and techniques in Get Paid More and Promoted Faster will help you move rapidly up the career ladder and achieve more than you ever thought possible. Not only will you make more money, but you will also experience greater personal satisfaction and fulfillment, and make your life and career into something truly extraordinary.

Bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals how, no matter what your current job, you can apply the secrets and strategies used by the highest paid people in our society to make yourself more valuable, maximize your strengths, and become virtually indispensable to your company.

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster is not a book on office politics. It doesn’t offer short cuts and work-arounds. It will help you develop the discipline and determination you need to get more done, earn the respect of co-workers and bosses, and move upward to greater and greater levels of success. It teaches the methods and behaviors that every manager wishes every employee to know. This book can serve not only as a guide to individual advancement but as the content of a career development plan for everyone in an organization.

The easy-to-apply ideas and techniques in Get Paid More and Promoted Faster will help you move rapidly up the career ladder and achieve more than you ever thought possible. Not only will you make more money, but you will also experience greater personal satisfaction and fulfillment, and make your life and career into something truly extraordinary.

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Do you want to apply the secrets and strategies used by the highest paid people in our society?

Bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals how, no matter what your current job, you can apply the secrets and strategies used by the highest paid people in our society to make yourself more valuable, maximize your strengths, and become virtually indispensable to your company.

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster is not a book on office politics. It doesn’t offer short cuts and work-arounds. It will help you develop the discipline and determination you need to get more done, earn the respect of co-workers and bosses, and move upward to greater and greater levels of success. It teaches the methods and behaviors that every manager wishes every employee to know. This book can serve not only as a guide to individual advancement but as the content of a career development plan for everyone in an organization.

The easy-to-apply ideas and techniques in Get Paid More and Promoted Faster will help you move rapidly up the career ladder and achieve more than you ever thought possible. Not only will you make more money, but you will also experience greater personal satisfaction and fulfillment, and make your life and career into something truly extraordinary.

Bestselling author Brian Tracy reveals how, no matter what your current job, you can apply the secrets and strategies used by the highest paid people in our society to make yourself more valuable, maximize your strengths, and become virtually indispensable to your company.

Get Paid More and Promoted Faster is not a book on office politics. It doesn’t offer short cuts and work-arounds. It will help you develop the discipline and determination you need to get more done, earn the respect of co-workers and bosses, and move upward to greater and greater levels of success. It teaches the methods and behaviors that every manager wishes every employee to know. This book can serve not only as a guide to individual advancement but as the content of a career development plan for everyone in an organization.

The easy-to-apply ideas and techniques in Get Paid More and Promoted Faster will help you move rapidly up the career ladder and achieve more than you ever thought possible. Not only will you make more money, but you will also experience greater personal satisfaction and fulfillment, and make your life and career into something truly extraordinary.

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Brian Tracy is one of America's leading authorities on the development of human potential and personal effectiveness. A dynamic and inspiring speaker, he addresses thousands of people each year on the subjects of personal and professional development, including the executives and staff of such firms as IBM, Arthur Andersen, McDonnell Douglas, and The Million Dollar Round Table. Prior to founding his own firm, Brian Tracy International, he had successful careers in sales and marketing, investments, real estate development, distribution, and management consulting. Tracy is the author of thirteen previous books including the bestselling book Maximum Achievement. He is also the author/narrator of numerous bestselling audiocassette programs, including The Psychology of Achievement and How to Start and Succeed in Your Own Business. For more information about Brian Tracy, please visit www.briantracy.com.

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Get Paid More and Promoted Faster

5

1
Decide Exactly
What You Want

The world has a habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.

—NAPOLEON HILL

This is the “giant step” in personal success and achievement. Decide what you really want from your career. Take the time to analyze your personal talents and abilities. Look deep into yourself to determine what you really enjoy doing. Identify the tasks and activities that most interest you and hold your attention. Think back over your past jobs. What have been your most satisfying experiences and your most enjoyable moments?

You are nature’s greatest miracle. You are the end result of millions of years of evolution. There never has been, nor ever will be, anyone exactly like you. In your genetic code, you have been programmed with remarkable potential abilities that you can develop to perform certain tasks extraordinarily well.

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You have been engineered for success from birth. You have within you deep reservoirs of talent and potential skill that you have not yet tapped into. You have the capacity to be, do, and have virtually anything that you put your mind to. But you must first accept the responsibility of deciding exactly what you really want and then dedicate yourself wholeheartedly to becoming everything you are capable of becoming.

In deciding what you really want, practice the process of idealization in your career. Project yourself forward five years and imagine that you were doing the ideal job, with the ideal people, at the ideal salary, and under the ideal conditions. What would it look like? Define your ideal clearly and then determine what you would have to do, starting today, to make it a reality.

Imagine for a moment that you could have any job at all. Imagine that all jobs and positions are open to you. Imagine that there is a job that you would really enjoy doing, hour after hour and day after day.

One of the greatest of all success secrets is for you to decide what you really enjoy doing and then find a way to make a good living doing just that. And this is up to you. No one else can do it for you. You are responsible.

You will almost always be paid more and promoted faster when you are doing something that you enjoy, something that you find interesting and challenging and that stimulates and motivates you. The fact is that unless you really enjoy your work, you will never be able to develop the commitment, enthusiasm, and dedication necessary to rise above and push through the difficulties, challenges, and setbacks that every job or career contains.

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To clarify your thinking, practice zero-based thinking regularly in your career and in your personal life. This method of analysis is a key thinking skill that comes from zero-based accounting and is one of the most powerful thinking techniques that you can learn and practice.

The way it works is simple. In zero-based accounting, you look at every expense and ask, “If we were not now engaged in this expenditure, knowing what we now know, would we begin it again today?”

Zero-based thinking is similar. Consider all of your previous decisions and ask yourself this question: “Is there anything in my life that I am doing today that, knowing what I now know, I wouldn’t get into again today if I had to do it over?”

This is one of the most helpful questions you can ever ask and answer. Is there anything in your life that you are doing today that, knowing what you now know, you wouldn’t get into again today if you had to do it over?

The fact is that in times of turbulence and rapid change such as today, and probably for the rest of your career, you will always be able to say yes to that question regarding some area of your life or work.

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Apply zero-based thinking to your current job. Knowing what you now know, would you take this job again on the same terms and conditions that you are now working under? Would you take this job working for this particular boss? Would you go to work for this company? In this industry? At this salary? Or in this position? Yes or no?

If the answer is no, your next question is, “How do I change this situation, and how fast can I do it?” You are responsible.

You may have to invest a lot of effort and make a lot of false starts before your ideal career. But it all begins with your sitting down and deciding what you really want in a job, as well as what you don’t want, and then taking action to achieve that goal.

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TAKE ACTION NOW!

Make up a “dream list” for your ideal job or position. Begin by imagining that you have no limitations on what you could do. Imagine that all possibilities are open to you. Imagine that you have all the education, all the knowledge, all the experience, all the contacts, and all the time and money you need. What job would you choose if you could have any job at all?

Think in terms of specific actions that you could take immediately. What could you do right now to begin preparing yourself and moving toward the exact job or position you really want? Whatever your answer, do something, do anything, but get started. You are responsible.

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