What can I do to double my income?

Here is the truth no politician, few economists, few teachers want to tell people, and that few people want to hear: certain jobs are only worth a certain, maximum number of dollars per hour, whether you’ve been there doing it for one year, ten years, or thirty years. Longevity does not necessarily merit more money [...]


What a big house or a great job costs

I was at a gorgeous house. It had radiant heating, an indoor basketball court and swimming pool, wonderful view, and enough room for anyone’s desires. I loved it. The hosts were generous and kind. Then I decided to tally up the cost of owning a house like that. My estimate is $24,000 per month without [...]


The most common bad career goal

The only thing worse than not reaching your goal, is reaching it.

The most common bad career goal

As a recruiter I talk to some people who are miserable that they reached their career goals. Of course I also talk to those who have reached their goals and are loving it, so they set [...]


How to get your pay above $125K

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)

I talked in depth with salespeople earning over $200,000 per year. I asked, “How did you get into the position where you won’t [...]


11 reasons you are getting a miniscule raise

It never seems fair when you get a cost-of-living raise or less. But there is usually a reason.

Here are 11 reasons you may not be getting what you think you deserve.


Use the 3 career phases to decide if you should take that job

Job offer? Will you take it?

Don’t turn it down because the pay is $2000 too low Don’t take it because you get a 30% pay raise

If you only think of what is happening short-term, you will make a lot of bad decisions.

This article goes into a lot of the things you should [...]


Are you paid enough?

I help people get paid enough. I’ve gotten a few people 50% pay raises. [...]


How to deal with a senile, blind, unthinking, incompetent boss — like yours

If you can get your boss to repeat what you say, there is still only a 50-50 chance he understood or thought about what he repeated. There is only a 10% chance he will remember it in a week. Harsh? No. Guys who get PhD’s in education will agree.

Have you ever felt like [...]


One huge secret to escape a stalled career

Nerds don’t just happen to dress informally. They do it too consistently. Consciously or not, they dress informally as a prophylactic measure against stupidity. (Paul Graham)

My partner changed the career of a man stuck in a job rut. He was looking for a job and no one would hire him. His current boss wouldn’t [...]


How to get your boss to focus on production, not hours.

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. (Doug Larson)

“If I stay late and am only filing microfiche, I’m being more productive than you. Bryan, you need to put in more hours.” That is how my manager convinced me he knew nothing about productivity. I also learned [...]