Highlights of today’s show:
- I’ll be attending the Quitter Conference on Sept 21-22 in Nashville, TN
- Discussing tips on how to ask for a raise this Labor Day
- Reasons that you shouldn’t ask for a raise
- What to do when asking for a raise
- “You are Debt Free . . . Now What?” Webinar was a success. Catch the replay on the blog.
With today being Labor Day in America, I thought we could go over some tips on how to ask for a raise. From time to time our work performance merits a raise and we need to ask for one. But a lot of times we are afraid to ask for one because we don’t know how to do it, or if we do ask for one, we do it the wrong way.
While there can be a lot of reason to ask for a raise, there are also reasons why you shouldn’t ask for one. A lot of those center around the entitlement theory; just because you have worked at a company for a long time or are the most senior one in your position doesn’t automatically mean you deserve a raise. You deserve a raise only when you provide benefit to the company. We live in an economy today where you earn money for what you know, not for just showing up. So to ask for a raise and receive one, you need to first demonstrate how you are valuable to the company.
Last year for Labor Day I did a show reviewing the book Quitter by Jon Acuff. You can listen to that show here, but on September 21st and the 22nd I will be attending the Quitter Conference presented by Jon. If you are planning on attending please let me know; I would love to meet with you at the conference.
Finally, last week we had the “You Are Debt Free . . . Now What?” webinar which was a huge success! Thanks to all of you who were there live with us or listened to the replay. If you missed it, the replay is now available to download in addition to taking advantage of the early bird pre-sale special.
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