I once attended an interview where the hiring managers asked me to tell them one thing that differentiates me from every other candidate lined-up for the role I was interviewing for. So, I paused and thought for a second. Then, I said, “I’m an asset!” And they said, what do you mean? With a smile on my face I replied saying, “In every team and organisation that I have hitherto worked, I have always brought immeasurable value to the table and your team and organisation isn’t going to be an aberration.”
In today’s world, the ‘generosity’ of financial institutions and enticing offerings from retail or department stores can make it really hard to keep finances on track. The avalanche of Buy Now, Pay Later, irresistible 75% Off Sales, tempting 0%APR for 2 years Credit Card offerings have all made it a huge necessity to keep finances on the straight and narrow path. Temptations to spend and impulse buy has greatly contributed to the shopaholic culture in our society today.
Here’s a beautiful piece by Daniel Priestley, the author of two great books – Entrepreneur Revolution and Become A Key Person of Influence. Having read those books, I think Daniel is worth listening to. So, this is what he says…
Today I spoke with Darren Shirlaw (Founder of Shirlaws – one of the largest and most valuable business coaching firms in the world). I walked away with a big nugget of great information that I really must share with you.
Darren used to be an investment analyst for a big bank. He was responsible for placing billions worth of funds into companies that represented a good risk and had growth potential.
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Negotiating a salary could be very tricky to swing for obvious reasons: One, you may lose the job opportunity to other candidates with competitive salary expectation, if your expectation of pay is unreasonably higher than the organisation’s budget for the role.
Thinking about a freelance career or maybe you’re already into one. Then, you’ll need to read this article written by Tony Robbins, the high-performance coach, outlining 7 tips for dealing with the subject of money as a contractor or a freelancer.
Independent contractors tend to be a zealous group on the whole – the kind of people who prefer to make the rules rather than play by someone else’s. For these freelancers there is something greater than stability; maybe the integrity of their craft, or even just the freedom of setting their own hours.