blog_bloodandchampagne6880“Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you’ll make a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

“Strive to become a better person. Instead of comparing yourself to others, differentiate. The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” – Peter Voggd

In this economy and in a time when everyone is expected to view their career trajectory with an entrepreneurial eye, where job security is a relic of the 80’s, where layoffs are commonplace, and retirement investments and other benefits are not guaranteed, it is critical to work on the skills you bring to the marketplace in order to increase your potential lifetime earnings. Because it’s not what they can do for you but what they will pay you to do for them. Below, a comprehensive list for stepping up your skill set and increasing your value. See what I did there…


Expertise – study your industry, learn from your competitors

Masterminding – surround yourself with those you can learn fromblog_bloodandchampagne6905

Productivity – what and how much you get done

Awareness – knowing your strengths and what you’re best atblog_ombre stairs

Efficiency – how you get done what you get done

Personality – how you treat others and how well you connect

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Celebrity – how well you are known in your industry

Influence – what you can persuade others to get done


Reputation – what others know and think about you

Vision – what you see that others don’tblog_words on the stairs

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