You are only as good as your next best offer
When it comes to promotions, raises, and money, two of my mentors used to tell me: “you are only as good as your next best offer.”
The coaching goal was to get me to understand that no matter how truly valuable I am when it comes time to assign a dollar amount to that value, in general, and in business, it’s customary that we would receive only as great as our next best offers. Taken under the wrong light, this comment could, in fact, appear like a slap across the cheek. Further still, while exceptions to this statement are certainly not uncommon, make no mistake: we will receive in life, not only what we ask for, but said request grounded against a baseline of our next best offer.
Originally posted 2017-07-20 08:31:58.