How To Get a raise This Week Book Review
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DESCRIPTIONRecently a certain book has come to the attention of a number of people, what with its promise right in the title, it kind of catches the eye- How To Get a Raise This Week: With or Without Your Boss Permission. Hmm. So we wanted to check it out and the author behind it to see what we could learn and whether the book could deliver on its huge promise. So here we go.
- 1. How To Get A Raise This Week ReviewRecently a certain book has come to the attention of a number of people, what with its promise right inthe title, it kind of catches the eye- How To Get a Raise This Week: With or Without Your BossPermission. Hmm. So we wanted to check it out and the author behind it to see what we could learnand whether the book could deliver on its huge promise. So here we go.First of all, How To Get a Raise This Week is authored by Ryan Shaffer, a business owner andentrepreneur in his early thirties. My first thought was how much knowledge can he is he really going tobe bringing to the table, since I would have expected this kind of book from someone a bit older. Butthen again there are more and more people becoming entrepreneurs at early ages these days,so Ifigured Id keep an open mind. Wellit turns out the author has run businesses since age 24, so probablya lot. Also , when you check out his bio ,apparently he works with a consulting company as well doingbusiness coaching and leadership training. Ok. Well if other companies are trusting this dude for advicemaybe he does know what hes talking about . Lets move on to the content then.First of all , this book really surprise me with what was inside. The author spends the first 50 pages or sodescribing basic economic principles, defining assets, and demonstrating why most people in the USdont have any money at the end of the year. Then he makes the presumption that the United Stateseconomy is not likely to recover soon ( though he does add reasons to back up this supposition) and saysevery one needs to take things into their own hands.So after this he finally gets to the part on how to go about asking your boss for a raise. At the end of thischapter he goes on to say that in the end, asking your boss for a raise is out of your own hands-andwhats next will tell you how to help yourself in the advent you get turned down.I dont want to give too much away, but basically the book demonstrates how you can add an extra fourhundred to six hundred dollars a month to your immediate pay and keep thousands a year
- 2. yourreturning to the government that you could be keeping. This is the kind of information youre nottaught in school and as he asserts- only business owners and the wealthy really know.Its actually pretty useful and hey, if you get a return of even a few hundred dollars a month from buyingthis book you can call that a good investment.But the author doesnt stop there. He uses the last few chapters to talk about goal-setting , why oureconomic system is broken- and what you can do to keep yourself from feeling the fate of so manyothers.All of these were subjects that opened my eyes; my only complaint was that thewriting can be a little bit technical at times, but all in all I would certainlyrecommend this book. You can get it here if youre interested.
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