How would your work change if you were paid $300 or more an hour? Pretend for a bit that you are getting paid that much. It could transform how productive and happy you are at work.
The Dumb Little Man says this mental exercise turned a joyless, exhausted team around. With each person thinking they were officially worth $300 an hour, the team spent every minute more purposefully and with more focus on projects of their choice. Also:
• We changed the way we carried ourselves. We had to make sure that we were delivering work that was valued at $300 an hour to clients and to each other. We became more confident and intentional in everything we did. Work became satisfying and fun again. We have time to remember why we like these clients and why we believe in their success. When you’re doing work that you care about, it’s amazing how quickly you can achieve high-quality results.
• We changed the way we thought. My mental raise was nothing more than a shift of mindset, but the effect it had on my work and my life was incredible. Each day, we decide how we want to feel: happy, enthused, and hopeful about work — or none of the above. We made a conscious decision to feel differently, and it snowballed to affect everything else we did.
You've probably experienced before the invigoration that comes with an actual raise. This mind hack, even if you try it just for a day, could give you a similar boost by reminding you that your time is so valuable.
Your Time is Money: What if You Were Worth $US300 an Hour? [Dumb Little Man]