No One Will Pay You for Being Extraordinary

I’ve met lots of extraordinary people. People who are lightyears ahead of their peers in smarts and skill. They are often aware of their extraordinariness and assume it means they are amazing employees deserving of better than average pay. 

It doesn’t.

You’ll get paid based on how well you solve specific problems other people have, not how amazing you are on the whole.

Remember what Alec Baldwin said about great fathers in his famous Glengarry Glen Ross speech?

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