How Do You Get The Talent That You Pay for?

There is this argument among freelancers and contractors, that when you pay for their services that you’re not paying for the service time as much as you pay for the years of experience that brought them to providing their service.

I think you pay for the minutes and not the years. The ‘guy’ who provides the best performance gets the privilege to those minutes. It’s the byproduct of how, say, two different professionals spend those same years. So if two professionals charge the same for those minutes, I’m going with the one who knows their stuff and provides the best service.

I’ve had several service techs and freelancers tell me they’ve been in the business for several years who take for granted what that really means. And this is why it is hard to find a good service tech.

“Do more than you are being paid to do, and you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do.”

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.”

“A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.”

“The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for”

Zig Ziglar, Top Performance

One reply on “How Do You Get The Talent That You Pay for?”

  1. I think that one of the best ways to find the best people, in this regard, is to seek out those who also freely donate their time and talent to worthy causes. If they care enough to freely give of themselves to others, then they are probably going to also give their best effort when they’re actually paid for their work.

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