7 Simple Steps To Become More Valuable


7 Simple Steps To Become More Valuable

Do you find yourself stagnating and not getting any further in your career, or life in general? Does it seem like no matter how hard you look, you just can't find the opportunities?

Well, maybe you are looking in the wrong places - perhaps it's time to start looking within...


If you're reading this article, I’d guess it's because you're determined to unlock your full potential, increase your earning potential, and make a positive impact on your life.

If so, you're on the right path, and I'm here to guide you through with 7 simple steps to become more valuable.

As you journey toward success, remember these wise words from Albert Einstein: "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

What Does It Mean to Become More Valuable?

So you've embarked on a journey to become more valuable, but what exactly does that mean?

It's a critical question, and understanding the concept of value is fundamental to your path to success.

In essence, becoming more valuable means that you're increasing your worth and contribution to the world. It's about enhancing your skills, knowledge, and qualities that make you a valuable asset to others.

Perhaps you become a subject matter expert, maybe you master several complimentary skills that make you stand out from the crowd, or maybe you develop a knack for solving people’s problems. Either way, you will be highly sought after since you are able to provide value to others.

Why Is It Important To Become Valuable?

Developing ourselves in this way allows us to make a greater contribution in our careers and to society as a whole, and as a result, this typically manifests itself in greater financial reward by increasing your earning potential.

If you want to get ahead in life and achieve any sort of success, you need to provide value to others. The more value you can provide, the more you will be rewarded, it’s simple.

As Jim Rohn said, “You get paid in direct proportion to the value you bring to the market place”.

If you have little to no skills, then you can’t really add much value, and you might be stuck with an entry level job earning minimum pay. What’s more, you are competing with the majority because it’s crowded at the bottom.

If however you learn to perform specialist tasks, or solve certain problems that others can’t, you first off become more valuable and so can demand more pay, and secondly you narrow the field of competition giving yourself more opportunity, since not everyone can do what you can do.

7 Steps To Becoming Valuable

OK, so now you understand what it is to become more valuable and why it is important if you want to get ahead in life, let’s take a look at what you can do to become a more valuable person…

Step 1: Learn New Skills

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," said Nelson Mandela.

In your pursuit of success, continuous learning is your ally. By acquiring new skills and knowledge, you expand your capabilities and increase your value.

Whether it's mastering a new language, gaining expertise in a technical field, or becoming a certified professional, invest in education to stay ahead of the curve.

Websites like Skillshare or Udemy are great for this – not only do they have courses on just about anything, but you can learn in your own time, at your own pace – give it a go, and start getting skilled up today!

Step 2: Time Management

They say, "Time is money," and they're right. Effective time management is a crucial aspect of success.

Use the Pareto Principle (the 80/20 rule) to identify your most valuable tasks and focus on them. Remember, "Lost time is never found again," as Benjamin Franklin wisely pointed out.

Why not use our free Pomodoro timer to get serious about your time management?

You can add in what tasks you need to work on, and systematically knock them off using time blocks, known as Pomodoros.

Likewise, if you want to learn more about the 80/20 principle, I’d recommend reading the book of the same name, by Richard Kock.

Step 3: Set Clear Goals

"Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination," said Fitzhugh Dodson.

To become more valuable, you must have a clear vision of what you want to achieve.

Set specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Your goals will guide your actions and keep you on the path to success.

Read more about setting SMART goals here.

Step 4: Identify and Solve Others' Problems

In the words of Zig Ziglar, "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." One way to increase your value is by becoming a problem solver…

Identify the needs and problems of others, and provide solutions. As you become more helpful to those around you, your value will rise.

People will begin to see you as the person to go to when they have a particular problem…

This can be translated to your career, or business opportunities!

If you are in a particular profession, you could dedicate some time to deep diving into a particular subject – perhaps one that is a real challenge facing the business you work for – learn all about it, the challenges and problems it causes, as well as the solutions to those problems and opportunities they present.

This could be a way to give you the career boost you need, or set yourself up as the industry expert allowing you to demand higher salaries.

Likewise, if you see a problem faced by many then You have identified an audience with a problem – now all you need to do is find a solution for that audiences problem and offer it to them an voila, a business is born!

Step 5: Build Strong Relationships

No one achieves success alone. Building strong, meaningful relationships is essential.

Networking and connecting with like-minded individuals will open doors to opportunities and personal growth. As Dale Carnegie said, "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

Another favourite quote of mine is “your network is your net-worth”.

This identifies the importance of building a strong network if you want to become wealthy – you need connections, people who can introduce you to other people who can provide opportunities, or give you ideas you need to get ahead.

Do not underestimate the power of building relationships, you never know when they might come in handy!

Step 6: Improve Your Communication Skills

Effective communication is essential in today's world. Mastering the art of communication will help you convey your ideas, connect with others, and increase your value.

Warren Buffett once said, "The one easy way to become worth 50 percent more than you are now is to hone your communication skills—both written and verbal."

It is so import to be able to communicate your ideas clearly and confidently if you want people to buy into them. If you struggle with communication and freeze up like a deer in the headlights when it’s your turn to speak, don’t worry – all is not lost!

Effective communication is a leaned skill, and there are plenty of courses out there can help you to improve. One I would recommend is Brian Tracey’s Effective Communication course.

Brian is a world renowned business mentor, speaker, author and entrepreneur and knows what it takes to communicate effectively, which he shares in his course. Furthermore, at the time of writing he is offering some heavy discounts on his courses, so grab them while you can!

Step 7: Develop a Growth Mindset

Las but not least – in fact, probably the most Important of them all – developing a growth mindset.

Carol Dweck's research on the growth mindset tells us that our beliefs about our abilities can influence our success.

Cultivate a mindset that embraces challenges, learns from failures, and constantly seeks improvement. Your mindset can make a significant difference in your journey to becoming more valuable.

You can always grow to be more than you are. Set yourself a challenge to be better tomorrow than you were today.

Only by developing your mindset and growing your skillset, can you hope to become more valuable.


These 7 simple steps are your roadmap to becoming more valuable and achieving the success you desire.

By following these steps, you'll not only enhance your personal growth but also your earning potential. Keep in mind that success is a journey, and these steps will help you along the way.

Now, it's your turn to take action. Which step will you tackle first?

Remember, "The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it" - Jordan Belfort.

So, let's change that story and make success your only option!


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