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You're just starting your aviation career, you want to climb the ladder, fly the nice machines, get the fat paycheck, you want to be somebody. Well best you pay attention. It all starts here and it all starts with you.
Ever noticed how some people make great progress wherever they work while others seem to just tick by? What is it that separates one from the other? How come some folks always seem to land right side up while others seem to always be treading water? The Income Law. Some people have worked out how it's played and others not. Have you?
How can you get more? First you have to be more. What makes you different? What makes you stand out? Why should the big decision makers choose you over the others? Unless you have a solid answer for any of these questions there's no reason why the suits should think so either.
Some observations and lessons learnt along the way:
1. Always do more than what you're paid for. Do more than your bosses expect. When you do more, don't think it's 'extra work', think it's an 'investment in your future'. Learning new skills and building your 'portfolio of reason' as to why you should get the nod. Learn to work on yourself.
2. Aim to be paid for your value rather than paid for your time. Usually, if you're paid for your time, you are not very valuable. Strive to be valued for what you do, not how many hours you can do it. It gives meaning to your work.
3. The more people you serve the more you can earn. Become a leader. Get involved in many projects. Learn new skills. Do more for more people. Serving more people increases your value.
In the end it all boils down to one thing.
'If you want more you must first become more.'
How valuable are you?
Fly Safe and Happy Landings.
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Just my experiences as a pilot in Africa, things learnt along the way and useful stuff for others following their dream...
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