For those people who own a home, many of them believe that their biggest financial asset is their house. For those who do not own a home, but own a car, many of them believe their biggest financial asset is their car.
However, it really doesn’t matter if you own a house or a car. That’s because your biggest financial asset is your job and/or your career.
Your job is an asset, which means that it has value. As a result, it goes up in value when you get a raise or promotion, and it goes down in value when your income is not keeping pace with inflation or with what other employers will pay for your skill set and experience.
Think for a moment about your job, but think about it like any other investment, such as real estate or even stocks. The investment that you make in your job or career is similar to a home purchase. How is it similar? While you should use dollars and cents in your decision-making process, you should also consider other factors.
That’s because while logic is one of the foremost factors in making a decision regarding a financial asset, how you feel about the asset is also important. To put it another way, how you feel in a job or your career is actually more importantthan what you think about that job or your career.
That’s why it’s important to take a step back and consider your employment situation, specifically how you feel about it. And when you do that, you should ask yourself four questions about that situation in relation to how valuable it is as an asset:
What does “renovation” mean? Specifically, it means actively investing in your asset. If we’re talking about a house, it means making renovations in the form of upgrades or additions. If we’re talking about your job or career, we’re talking about continuous training and education.
Upgrades and additions increase the value of a house, while continuous training and education increase your value and worth as a worker and employee.
In this way, renovating your employment situation and by extension, your career, is much like renovating a house, with the ultimate goal to increase the return that you receive on your investment.
Your job and/or career is your biggest financial asset. Start treating it as such, and do what is necessary this year (and every year) to receive the biggest return possible on your investment in that asset.
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