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Thursday

Marketing Me! How to Win-Win at Work

You cannot afford to sit back, like our fathers did, punch a card 9–5 and expect to bring home enough bacon to buy a house, a car, and support a wife with three kids. It’s almost the year 2008; get into the eighties, will you?

- Mike Rogers



Ran across this wonderful article somewhere on the Internet today and read twice. Although I have never heard of Lew Rockwell before, this contribution came from a gentleman named Mike Rogers and is worth a read.

If you are looking for work, or have an unhappy job or maybe are about to graduate from college, read this article. Better yet, read it two or three times. Even better, print it out, stick it on your mirror and read it every day!

This article basically sums up what I have been trying to do at Marketing Me for the past two years.

Summary:

Nobody owes you a successful life.
No job or company is going to take care of you.
Success is based solely upon how well you market yourself and market your successes - not necessarily how hard you work or how productive you are.
You are responsible for branding and promoting yourself both through your work - nobody else can or will do this.

Maybe I am preaching to the choir, maybe I sound like a broken record, maybe it gets tiring hearing the same old song at Marketing Me.. but this stuff works!

Get busy marketing and promoting yourself for REAL job security.

P.S. I dropped Mike an email to see if he has a website or blog and to let him know about this post.

2 comments:

Dan Schawbel said...

The more you develop your Personal Brand, the more value you will accomulate. Value, in turn, translates into compensation.

Jack said...

Dan - absolutely! As you become an "expert, rockstar, superstar, etc" in your field, your value and compensation increase. I have seen it happen!
Thanks for reading Marketing Me!

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