How Valuable Are You? Know Your Worth in the Marketplace

How Valuable Are You? Know Your Worth in the Marketplace

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A guy called me a staunch opportunist. I was flattered. I am an opportunist. The reason I am an opportunist is because over the years, I’ve learned what my worth is. I also have the audacity to ask for my price and not flinch about it.

This is something I think you should understand. We live in a world right now where people think certain things are unfair. Let me break it down for you. There are certain things that are not fair. That’s life. It’s never going to change. Get over it.

At some point in your life, you will be selling yourself, a product, a service, a company, an organization or a belief. Everyone that is within the sound of my voice will be in this selling position. That’s you.

I don’t care if you get in the storage auction business or not. I don’t care if you’re picky. I don’t care if you watch this for the simple reason that I make you smile. At some point, you will be presenting something and the more value that it has, the more likely that it will be received by the person or persons that you are presenting it to.

The reason I am doing this video is because we live in a society right now that is in a lot of chaos. There’s a lot of stuff that’s going on. There’s a lot of people hurting. Many people want real life to soften up and become fair. It’s not going to happen.

Those who have made themselves valuable are going to command a higher price than you will, because you have not made yourself valuable. Is that harsh? Yes, it is. Is it the truth? Yes.

One of the reasons you’re not getting what you want out of life is because you don’t know your price. When I say price, that’s a two-fold deal. You don’t know what price you’d pay to make yourself valuable and you don’t actually have a good idea about what value is.

Let’s talk about making yourself valuable. Anyone that is in resale and is good at it has invested a lot of money, time and energy into it. I didn’t wake up with this knowledge. My business education, in my estimation, has cost me $695K over the course of my life. How much have you invested in yourself? Think about it.

I see it every day of the week. You have people who pay more for a purse than they will pay for a book that will help them make money. I see people pay more for a purse, a pair of shoes or a car that does nothing but take money out of your pocket.

These are some tips for you on making yourself valuable, and this has nothing to do with having a lot of money. It has everything to do with the fact that you are in a position where you don’t have the things that you want. How do you get the things that you want if you don’t have any money?

You study. If you take five hours a week and dedicate those five hours to one subject consistently over the course of a year, you will become close to an expert in the field in the course of a year. It’s not the five-hour commitment that’s going to screw people up. It’s doing it consistently that will be the problem.

You’ll start off really strong. It’s like those New Year’s resolutions. Then it all goes to shit because you don’t value yourself enough to press forward.

Anything that you really want and that you find valuable, you actually have. If you want a big screen TV, you have it. If you want a luxury car, you have it. What you really deem to be valuable, you get. Do you want to take a trip around the world? If it is high enough on the priority list, it will happen.

How does someone make themselves valuable during a recession? Number 1 – forget the recession. Forget the economy. Forget about what other people are doing and focus on what you’re doing. Focus on making yourself valuable by gaining information.

What are you doing to make yourself more valuable? What are you doing daily? This can’t be a part-time occupation or a limited engagement. This is something you need to do every day. I don’t care if it’s five minutes reading a magazine about success. I don’t care if it’s walking up a hill to lose those extra five pounds. You need to consistently work on your goals to make yourself valuable.

There are people out there selling cupcakes. They are selling things that are not necessary. But because they figured out how to make that proposition valuable – they made a lot of money. They bought something to the market that the market wanted.

Once you become a producer, your whole mindset changes. You look at life in a totally different way than you do as a consumer. By becoming a producer, you are making yourself valuable to the world. You are making something that people want, or you won’t be successful.

The deal is to create value in yourself. I’m talking about the mental game. People who have accumulated great knowledge about anything are valuable and usually do quite well in their chosen profession.

Instead of bitching and complaining about the economy, do something about it. Become one of those people who thinks differently. Change the way you think and you will change the way that you live.

One of the things you can do right now to create a lot of value is to turn off the TV and pick up a book or take an online course. I don’t care what it is. Reduce the number of hours you watch TV.

Where you put your time is where you are going to make your money. If you are putting your time into a bunch of things that yield no profit or value, why are you pissed off that your life sucks? You are the sum of what you do and the people you hang around. That is your life.

This is your challenge if you are watching this video. Starting today, take one hour a day to improve your mental game. You are going to pick up a book that is not entertaining, but a book that will help you increase your knowledgebase. If you read an hour a day, you should be able to read four or five books a month.

Another part of the challenge is to scan the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Huffington Post every morning. Take thirty minutes and scan those papers. Watch what happens to your ability to start engaging in conversation.

How does this make you more valuable? It’s about connections. The more people you connect with, the more valuable you become.

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