If you’re not satisfied with what you’re earning, then try these 2 things:

1. Starting Learning

I’m lucky to have been my own boss for the last ten years. When it came time to consider salary raises for my employees, a key factor I always looked at was their growth. I always asked myself, “Did I see this person growing this year?" If the answer to that question was, “yes,” I was eager to bump their pay. But it was really more than just learning.

2. Implement What You’re Learning

I wanted to see them take their learnings and implement them to the benefit of the company. When that happened, they were sure to see a raise in salary.

Pick up a book. Take a course online. Learn something new and then implement it at work. You’ll be surprised at what happens.

Yes, it’s a cliché, but it is true: “Learning leads to earning.” Actually, it’s: “Learning and implementing leads to earning,” but that doesn’t quite roll off the tongue as well.