Yes, it can be done, and it can be done by anyone anywhere.

At least that’s what I believe, and so I’m writing this post.

The point of this post is to help you to improve yourself so you become more valuable, and more valuable to your company, so that getting raises is easy for you!  I’ve written a short ebook on the topic titled “Success Hourly”.  It’s only 12 pages but it’s only a three step guide.  The steps are….

1- Work Hourly

2- Improve

3- Grow

When you work hourly that’s where it all starts.  In my book I outline the differences in working on commission vs working hourly and I favor working hourly.  Even if your promoted to salesperson you won’t be getting paid for sales, you’ll be getting your hourly rate.  It makes for a steadier time.  I don’t discourage anyone from working on commission though, it’s just not for me, and I’ve gone into debt because I didn’t sell.  Don’t want that to happen to anyone else.

The next step, step 2 is to improve.  Simply put, it entails you reading and keeping a journal of your thoughts.  Thoughts designed to help you improve your life.  Personal life and business life.  It also involves asking the question, “How do I improve?” on a daily basis.  Everyday, and in as many moments as you can, ask yourself “How do I improve?”

The third step is to grow.  This is the best part because your working hourly and improving pays off.  You get raises!  Your hard work on yourself, balancing your life, and becoming a better person, pays off.  You get raises!  And they should come in droves, with you making big improvements on yourself and your bosses recognizing your work ethic and your attitude, and want to promote you because it’s in their best interest to do so.

These are the basic steps outlined in my ebook, and I hope this brief outline helps to shed some light on what you can do to become more successful.  I do say in my book that part of getting these raises is being at the right place at the right time, with the right people, but if you do your work you can rest easy at night knowing that it’s on it’s way to you, if your not yet there.

For me part of my success has come from learning not to hate work.  And to take it a total 180 and love work.  That has really helped me.  And when you put love into what you do, you can share that with your bosses and they will be pleased.  You may even take them by surprise!  And wouldn’t that be a nice surprise knowing that someone at work is putting love into what they do!  All I have to say is that I know it makes the work better when you put love into it.  It’s that extra something you can do to make your work really the best.  Go for it, and do it with everything you have and then some.  You’ll be getting paid your hourly rate, and getting opportunities to make even more money.  That’s what’s happening for me, and I want to be the one to say to you, it can happen to you to.  Just do it!

So if you want success at your hourly job, your going to have to give your company more value for that raise to make sense to them.  You can do this by asking yourself the question “How do I improve” on a regular basis, and acting on your answers.  You can also improve your personal value by reading more books, and keeping a journal.  You can refer to those journals in the future to help you out with anything you may be working on, or to give you a reference point for where you came from and get you better on the path to where you want to go.  The point is, you can do it, just take massive action in the direction of your dreams.  The harder you work now, the better off you will be later.  And that includes living a balanced personal life. Eat right, sleep enough, read, write, don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t do drugs.  That’s part of living a value based lifestyle.  If you value your health you will take care of yourself.  And we need you around so you can be of value to the world!

But that’s really all I have for right now.  If you want a raise, it’s as simple as becoming more valuable.  Have faith that you will be rewarded for your efforts, but do it simply to be of service.  That way you aren’t focusing on the results, your focusing on doing the job well.  And there’s value in that for you as well.  You’ll feel good being a valued member of society.  I know I do, especially as a schizophrenic.

Thank you for reading, and God Bless you.

Jesse Creel