If I get promoted because of the time I am seen to be spending in the office, then I don't want to get promoted. I want to get promoted on merit, on the results and value that I am adding to the company.
And I can get better results and add more value if I am NOT in the office. If I have a clear constraint each day. If I know when the end of work is. What time I am leaving the office. What time am I walking out of a never ending meeting. What time I am allowing myself to do each task.
"The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure. There will be a wide margin for relaxation to his day. He is only earnest to secure the kernels of time, and does not exaggerate the value of the husk." ~ Henry David Thoreau
Also think about why you want to be promoted. If it is to provide for your family so you can get them material things, then, past a certain level, understand that they won't care. You can be with them now and that is all they need. Take lower pay, they will not care how much you earn if you are not around.
Even if you are working more to get promoted think about why you are working that much for someone else. If you took the time that you are working extra how much more could you earn if you started your own thing?
Should everyone do a side hustle? If you are complaining, and Gary Vee says this best, then stop watching Netflix and get to work on something to make some more money. If you love your job and love watching Netflix, then carry on.
I started side hustle in mind to show that you don't have to work as hard as Gary Vee. He does it because he loves it and wants to get enough money to buy the NY Jets. I worry that some people are sat there thinking ‘wow this is too much work, I can't do that’. Which is why I wanted to design a really simple tool to take away excuses. With 1 hour a day you can start anything your mind can conceive. You need to realise “I don’t have time” is an excuse, not a reason.
“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree” ~ Jim Rohn
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