This is a piece of advice I recently gave to an employee. Most people in life are looking for ways to get a 15% raise instead of looking at how they can add so much value that they could potentially have an incredible upside.
I learned this lesson early on during my time at Bazaarvoice. I kept taking bigger commissions and pay raises while some of my other colleagues asked for equity in the business. That trade paid off for many people in exponential numbers than what I got by going for the incremental win.
Many times these trades work out poorly for people, but you can’t win if you don’t try. Where are the big win scenarios for you?
How can you re-frame your life to look for big win contributions?