Comment of the week: Going from $20k/year to $90k/year
February 17th, 2009 - 28 Comments
On a recent blog post, James left this great comment:
Ten years ago, I was working in a lumber yard. I asked myself, “What do I want my life to be like in five years?”.
I knew two things: that five years would pass, and that if I didn’t do anything different my life would still be the same (ie, I’d still be poor).
I took computer classes. I picked the hardest classes with the fewest students. That would put me in a smaller pool of people with those skills, increasing my value.
In five years I went from making 20k /year to 90k /year. I had to pay for the classes myself, but I’ve never regretted it and I’ve never looked back.
What if you’d done that five years ago? What if you did it today?
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