Imagine never being stressed at work again. How good would it be?
I sat down with entrepreneur Greg Rips to better understand his views on how to get ahead. If you have 15 minutes watch the video, as Greg is one inspiring guy. Like most successful people, he looks at things from a lateral view considering them for what they really are. In this interview Greg talks about how an employee should never be stressed... they just do a job and go home.
Greg's recommendations are simple. Lay a foundation of expectation with your boss and get it down on paper. Then every time you are asked to do something outside of that scope, make it clear that this is outside of your role and this will constitute extra value.
Tracking extra value driven into the organisation is how you show what salary you should be on, the bonus you should receive, or why another company should poach you. It's actually one of the big problems employees have, as they are constantly working their backside off, but can't explain to anyone why they are so important. In congruence with this, they actually do themselves a disfavour by allowing scope creep into their role, making them busier without any additional payoff.
Unfortunately the laptop battery was running low, so this quick chat is all we captured, but there will be future interviews to come, Greg has some great stuff to share. If you have questions for Greg or myself, please comment of email me and we will do our best to get back to you.