The “New” Corporate: Paying Us Just Enough to Avoid a Revolution!

May 1, 2013

Aye, fight and you may die. Run and you’ll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds many years from now. Would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that for one chance–just one chance to come back here to tell our enemies that they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom?

Too Harsh a View on our Corporate Society?

I lived in a suit for 10 years AND my first admendment rights allow me to have an opinion, so I do. And, no, I don’t think it’s too harsh a view to suggest that our society has been designed to pay us for our loyalty, talents and passion at levels that keep us from revolting against the corporation we work for. I find it interesting that our government actually has to pass laws ensuring everyone gets paid “at least” a minimum wage.

A minimum wage is the lowest hourly, daily or monthly renumeration that employers may legally pay to workers. Equivalently, it is the lowest wage at which workers may sell their labor. The minimum wage is generally acknowledged to increase the standard of living of workers, reduces poverty, reduces inequality, boosts morale and forces businesses to be more efficient. Hmmm, boosts morale, reduces poverty levels? Looks like it’s having the opposite effect! Hell, 16% of Americans (more than 50 million) are struggling just to survive. Twenty percent of those in poverty are children. And we call this the land of opportunity? Is this the “American Way?” All this from the most powerful country in the world!

Now come on, corporate leaders! We can do better than this!!!

Imagine a corporate vision where everyone selected their salary based on how much of themselves they were willing to give. Imagine if every task you performed at work (even the time you spend around the corporate water cooler!) you were paid according to the outcomes. Imagine leaders creating an infrastructure to support only your best efforts and then they paid you 80 to 100 cents on every dollar you earned? What if every employee worked only the hours they wanted to, earned as much as they desired, dreamed as big as they wanted and worked in a passionate environment conducive to personal growth and excellence? Heck, in most, (if not all) instances, productivity would go up, cures would be discovered, taxes would be paid on time, GDP would soar and happiness would abound! Sounds like a pretty cool world to chill in, doesn’t it?

So with a 29% employee engagement rate (71% employee disengagement rate) in the corporate world, don’t you think it’s time for a major overhaul?

What a no-brainer!

Why the fuss? Do I have a dog in this fight?

Yep.

I have been a government employee, a corporate employee, a 6 figure earner and a child in poverty. I was raised by a well-intentioned mom and dad in the rural hills of West Virginia–a place at the time with the lowest per capita incomes of any state in the United States. (we did, however, rank pretty high on the least amount of teeth in adults, the highest rates of obesity and the worst education system of all 50 states–so we were #1 at some things)

Anyway…

I fled to college, received a commission with the US Army and left to travel the world. I spent 10 years in BDUs (green quickly became my favorite color and actually looked great with my complexion) before I was lured away by the promises of the “pay for performance” corporate world and traded my night vision goggles and combat boots in for a business suit.

Life was good…with promises to get even better…

The promises of longer hours…

The promises of doing more with less…

The promises of diminishing bonuses…

The promises of being downsized, right-sized and optimized…

The promises of more costly benefits…

And the promises of unreciprocated loyalty…

So I chose to make a change. I chose to believe in myself and commit to my future. I chose to be loyal to a life not dictated by corporate rules and regulations. I chose to dream bigger than my cubicle, larger than my corporate address and more outlandish than all my dreams combined.

I chose to become financially free…and decided to find a way to help others retire from the corporate grind, from the rat race where so many spend more than 3/4 of their year.

I decided to pursue a life where my income excceds my efforts but never my personal development—hence to live better financially, personally and spiritually I choose to continue to grow, to mentor and to inspire.

I chose to become an entrepreneur, a solopreneur, a risk taker and a dream builder.

And you can, too.

So take a moment to gather your courage and summon your self-belief. Take a deep breath, close your eyes, steady your nerves and rediscover your dreams. What do you see?

So, if your dreams include time freedom, financial freedom, exotic vacations and expensive toys, get in touch with me today.

Go ahead…see what the world outside your corporate world has in store for you…

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“you’ve come to live as free men, and free men you are.”

 ..”they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!” –William Wallace

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