5 Reasons You’re Not Earning That Salary You Want

5 Reasons You’re Not Earning That Salary You Want

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The way to earn more salary is by working on personal growth. If you want more money here are five reasons where you can begin. Start by learning a new skill, better your work performance, learn a new language, change your personality, or change your job.

Learn a New Skill
More skills equal more money, it does not get any easier than that. This is the most important reason a person gets paid more. If you’re not earning the money that you want having more skills will open more opportunities of reaching a better salary. By learning a new skill you will be more valuable to the company. You will possess something that others do not have. In other words in order to shine you must definitely work on your personal growth. A company will not pay you a certain amount of money if you do not know how to perform a certain task. For example, why doesn’t a company pay the same amount of money to a janitor than an accountant? An accountant has more important skills, a janitor doesn’t. In order to get more salary you must open the books, read, and sell yourself once you think you deserve a better pay. Have the preparation necessary in order to “advertise” yourself into a higher rank.

Better Performance
No matter how good a person thinks he is in the area of work, there is always somebody that performs a better job. Performance is the way a person completes tasks in his work environment. In order to get a better salary your performance must be persistent while thinking outside the box. If an employee performs on average once out of ten times the company will never see his accomplishments. Better performance will create a spotlight towards the worker and thus earn a worthy salary.

Learning a new language will open the doors to an immense amount of opportunities. Businesses are now done worldwide. Nowadays, to earn money it is a must, to learn a new language in order to be able to compete for a better salary. By learning a new language you will be more valuable to the company. A new language will help you do the job others will not be able too.

Positive Attitude
No matter where you work, show a positive attitude. The minute you show others that you cannot handle stress, you will be doomed to achieve a better pay. Learn to balance personal issues with work issues. A negative person will never be valuable to a company. The minute you change personality towards a more positive attitude you are bound to be noticed and promoted. No company in the world hires a person because of his negative attitude. According to scientists more than fifty percent of workers are noticed and promoted by a company because of their positive attitude.

Change Your Job
If you feel you have met an endpoint of growth in your company, look for a different job. Do not fear change. Perform an inventory of yourself and if you feel you deserve a better pay, fight for it! Sometimes there might be situations where companies know you are a valuable employee. However, there are no open spots for growth. If you are sure that you deserve a higher pay change your job. You can start by looking in a different city near you. Usually bigger cities offer more pay because of the living expenses. It might be a longer drive. Nevertheless, in the end your options of hire salary will be easier to achieve.

This article was written by Johnny Walker. He is a career counselor whose passion is to encourage students to be their best academically.

Flint Positive Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran Premieres New Music Video – The Second Transgression

Flint Positive Spotlight: Tunde Olaniran Premieres New Music Video – The Second Transgression

This is the second time in one week that Tunde Olaniran has been in the Flint Positive Spotlight! Tunde is not only a great artist, but he is my friend and movie buddy. I am so proud of him and I agree with @_KVAK, he should be huge!

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Top Story – Tunde Olaniran: Is He Gay? Why Do You Care?

Top Story – Tunde Olaniran: Is He Gay? Why Do You Care?

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“Weird, soulful, old school, catchy, uplifting. All of these words have been used by listeners to describe Tunde’s style. One moment, a chorus of vocals soar over a sitar raga, the next, he sings quietly over a spare Casio keyboard, 808, and gulping tablas. Armed with a strange, wonderful new sound, solid vocals, and commanding stage presence, Tunde is prepared to share his music with the world.”

Many people also use the word “gay” to describe Tunde. Why is it that a gay man is only thought to be one way, feminine or androgynous? Why is it that a straight man is only seen as one way, butch or thuggish? Would people be worried about Tunde’s sexuality if he were a White man?

Dangerous Lee at Tunde’s Cobra music video premiere in March 2010.


Dangerous: Many times I am often asked by others in the community, “What’s up with your boy, Tunde? Is he gay?” Do you have to deal with people questioning your sexuality often? If so, how do you react?

Side note: Before I knew the answer to this question, I would simply answer that I did not know, but I would inquire why they asked or why they cared. Basically it was Black men or other men of color who have asked. They respect Tunde’s talent but felt that his style of dress and overall demeanor was not typical of what they were used to as far as straight men are concerned.

When I learned the answer to the question, I would further explain that he’s an artist, as an artist myself I am often misjudged or misunderstood and I often find that people do not “get me” at all. A persons sexuality is a non factor to me. Tunde is an awesome person and  that’s all I care about in anyone.


Tunde: It’s interesting because people pretty much make up their minds without ever directly asking me. It’s not really a “question” for them as much as it’s like them being sure already! It’s very rare that someone asks me.

So, even though there might not really be a point because people think what they want to think, I’ll answer the inferred question: I’m a weird, androgynous heterosexual (lol). I express my “gender” and “race” in a way that’s atypical, or queer. I don’t mean queer as in “gay;” I mean queer as in just really freaking strange or odd from a conventional viewpoint. In terms of my personal practices/preferences, I don’t have/want same-sex romantic or physical relationships.

In some ways, people assuming I’m gay helps me know *their* true colors more than anything else. If they assume I’m gay and treat me well, then I know they are probably good people! The funniest part is when I’ve had to “come out” to LGBTQ friends as heterosexual; or guys have asked my gay friends if I’m gay because they want to ask me out!

All in all, I don’t have an issue with questions about my sexuality. As long as someone’s uncertainty doesn’t stop them from treating me with respect, then I’m good.


Watch This – Tunde Olaniran Live! Can you spot Dangerous Lee?