You are the asset (and how this mindset changes everything on the FE Exam)
If there was one thought of value that could change everything on the FE Exam for you, it’s this:
You are the asset.
It has nothing to do with taking the exam at all – this is deeper.
This is about principle.
Let’s get in to it.
You are the asset.
This has nothing to do with taking the FE Exam.
But it will change everything.
This is all about mindset and how we view ourselves within a corporate structure.
So many of us leave college, land a job, and at some point –
Transition from driving our own growth to letting others drive it for us.
HR, supervisors, peers, media.
They all suggest we do this or do that – and we slowly die to our own desires in lieu of fitting in to the uniform agenda.
And that is where the problems lies – in the uniformity of it all.
Uniformity has no place for outliers.
It has no place for individuals like you that feed off being creative and pushing the boundary of what can be done.
In this world, too many of us have become the “boiling frog“.
We’ve exchanged our own powerfully unique identity for one that fits in to a system of economical output.
Look, I get it, when we land a job, we want to keep it – after all, it pays the bills.
But just because we are getting paid, doesn’t mean we must exchange the autonomy of driving our own growth.
Just because we are getting paid doesn’t mean we lie down as a sacrifice for “job security”.
I am not suggesting that the corporations are evil in any way, but let’s be real…
Corporations are in the business of making a profit – and rightfully so.
And to make profit, they need to increase the spread between what they pay their assets versus the return on those assets.
No one in their right mind would invest in a losing asset or not want as much as they could possibly get out of a sitting asset, that’s just smart economics.
So naturally, corporations are in the business of paying you the least that they can to make sure you are content and performing.
We will always feel like we should be paid more, while at the same time, corporations will feel like they are always paying too much.
This synergy of tension will always exist.
It’s not a bad thing, we just need to realize the game that is being played and commit to never giving up on growing in to better, more valuable assets of offering to the industry as a whole.
So today I ask you to adopt the mindset of being the asset.
Realize that the more value you bring the company you work for, the more that company can get in return in the real market.
And I will leave you with this.
A licensed engineer is much more valuable to the corporation then one who is not.
And with being more valuable, the corporation can bid the work out at a higher rate, increasing that asset-return spread – and this is where you as the asset steps in:
If you are more valuable, you rightfully deserve to see some of that economic value back your way.
That’s called a win-win.
A solid collaboration.
A fair trade.
All of the above.
So how does this change everything on the FE Exam?
When we realize that our growth, and consequently, our value, lies directly with our own actions, it changes everything.
Instead of passively floating along, we actively invest in ourselves as a long term play.
We view our employers as an avenue, and not the means, to getting us to where we want to be.
We take accountability and full responsibility with where we are and move to better our position.
Sadly though, passing the FE Exam remains a mystery for many engineers.
And because of that, they aren’t taking action, and in turn, giving up on themselves and their careers.
I don’t want that to be you.
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