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What do nerds, parrots, and bonsai trees have to do with expert businesses?

By David Ziembicki - July 9, 2019

We left off in the previous episode where I mentioned something called the power pyramid, which outlines the types of income levels that are available to you at the different paths you might take from both the corporate world up to building your own expert business.

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Now at the bottom of that pyramid is basically just being employed. Okay. It's obviously better than being unemployed, but if you're just employed, that means you have a job, it's paying you something, but generally your income level is going to be capped out, right? Maybe you can make 50k, 75k or if you really lucky maybe even up to $100k a year in some kind of a corporate job.

But one of the biggest things that I talk to people I mentor about is the difference between a job and a skill and the difference between a skill and a career. Okay. So just having a job is step one. I mean obviously you got to get there before you can do anything else. Then developing a skill that is useful is the next step that you should do, right? That's what separates you just from anybody that could be interchanged into the position that you have.

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