Let’s talk about why you “need” a salary raise.
Every now and then I review my finances and evaluate my financial situation.
And like most people, I think about how an extra 1k, 2k, 3k/mo would be nice.
Financial security is great.
But more recently I’ve discovered something crucial.
The reason behind WHY you need more money needs to really make sense.
I was in Toronto this one weekend and my bro in law and I were talking about business and salary…
He asked me a simple question,
“What if you got 3k more a month, is it in line with your purpose and why do you need it?”
I was silent for a moment.
Then I’m like shit it’s not. I don’t need or want material things. The only thing I really value right now is experience.
And I’m getting that experience.
This made me reevaluate my financial objective and give me a real reason WHY I needed the increase of salary.
For me, personally, there needs to be a bigger cause, a bigger goal, a more “real reason” to get there.
If I don’t have that, I won’t be as hungry or as motivated or as disciplined to achieving that goal.
It’s about creating that burning desire which will push you to go the extra mile that will differentiate you from everyone else.
And this is why you need raise.