When I was a CPA working for a public accounting firm, I watched all my co-workers fight and claw to get promoted to the next level. If I remember correctly, the promotion levels in the public accounting world look something like this…
1. Junior Accountant
2. Senior Accountant
4. Senior Manager
If I were to have played my cards right and promoted on schedule, I would have made partner within 15 years. I hated this j-o-b so much that I actually quit at the senior accountant level and walked away from promotions for the rest of my life. Today, I’m 100% unemployable.
I’m writing about promotions because of this tweet:
Mr. Cortes is correct. We have this tendency to think getting a promotion is the Holy Grail in life. It usually is recognition for a job well done and that’s certainly cool. However, from my perspective, a promotion typically requires a greater sacrifice of our lives.
Promotions usually come with additional work, additional stress and additional aggravation.
I think a better goal to fight for is to become a Cashflownaire where you can promote yourself whenever you want. As a Cashflownaire, you can give yourself a raise just by creating more monthly cashflow.
You don’t need to worry about what anyone else thinks or does. There are no job evaluations or performance reviews. You don’t have to jump through any hoops and you can give yourself as large a raise as you want.
You can become a Cashflownaire here:
P.S. Come to think of it, why don’t you go out and get yourself a new
promotion cashflow stream today?