What price would you put on the gift of life? Priceless? Beyond measure? No way to put that value in dollars?
But we attach a price tag to ourselves every day. How much do you charge for an hour of your life? How much for your knowledge, experience, physical and technical skills? What are you worth?
Let’s work through a little exercise that will help you figure out what you’re worth. The work you do takes time. And time is the most precious resource. Time reflects your life, sands through the hourglass. When you exchange your time, your life, to go to work, you should be justly compensated. How much do you need to charge to make this business worth your while?
For the sake of keeping this exercise simple, let’s assume that you are 40 years old and run a one-person heating company: YOU. You wear ALL the hats…the exquisite heating systems, running around for parts, general janitorial work around the shop and all the accounting and administrative work. (Whew.) […]