1. The Compensation Game Louise Neil & Kim Romain 37:20

If you dream of being a billionaire (like Bruno Mars) but are working 9-to-5 (like Dolly Parton), and money is what you want (like Barrett Strong said back in the 1960s), then you’re playing the Compensation Game.

There are studies abound that try to teach us the rules of engagement for the Compensation Game, such as getting a new job every 3-5 years vs. staying in a position can lead to higher compensation. But is that really the game you want to play?

This week, Kim and Louise unpack some of the rules (as we understand them) and start to identify ways you can create your own Compensation Game play that works for you as you design Your Kickass Career.

Show Notes:   
*Kim and Louise Welcome everyone to the show and do a quick weekly wrap up.   Do you think they accomplished the intentions that were set for themselves this week?
*Find out what “Cave day” is, you are going to love it. (3:15)
*Did you accomplish your intentions for this week let us know (5:00)
*Introduction to Topic “The Compensation Game” (5:28)
*What do you think of when you think of compensation (6:30)
*How does recognition look? How can companies define growth with their employees?(7:40)
*What about the idea of co-creating with your workplace and what that looks like (9:25)
*Find out what the 3 key opportunities when negotiating. (11:50)
*Are you are setting your future self up for success as well what you should expect to increase, and is it worth it?  (14:20)
*Have you ever thought about what it costs to replace you if you leave ?  What can that mean for your negotiations and thinking out of the box? (17:30)
*Find out where we are headed in regards to transparency in pay how that looks recently (18:50)
*Is it good to tell a company what your salary need are?  find out why? (20:10)
*woman seem to under negotiate themselves and their value (21:40)
*What tips for woman do they have for when they go into negotiations?  (23:17)
*Learn what a companies budget cycle means and why that is a good time or not to discuss your future with the company.  (24:27)
*What questions do you think Kim has as a follow up when denied that raise or recognition you are asking for? (25:10)
*Have you said out loud what you want in your career path?  (27:35)
*Discuss the resources to turn to reframe your value and negotiation.  (29:35)
*Discuss getting to a place of fact, and do you leave if you dont get what you want.  (31:15)
*Golden Nuggets (32:15)
*What’s coming next week?  (33:55)

Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton

Success Strategies for Women in the Workplace (LinkedIn Learning) by Kristy Hulse

You’re a Badass at Making Money, by Jen Sincero

Join Kim and Louise each Friday at 2pm ET / 1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT to discuss topics such as the future of work, leadership development, and creating mindset shifts so you can create your own unique Kickass Career.

If you’re ready to think outside the box when it comes to how work fits into your life (and not the other way around), this show is for you!

Connect with us directly:

You can find Kim at https://www.kimromain.com, as well as on LinkedIn @kimromain and on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @thekimromain

You can find Louise at https://louiseneil.com and on LinkedIn @louise-neil

Don’t forget to email your questions, comments, outbursts, and suggestions at yourkickasscareer@gmail.com and find out more about you Your Kickass Career Quiz and us Your Kickass Career Collective

Louise Neil and Kim Romain have created a movement around finding and creating work that fits and feels good. It doesn’t matter if you work for yourself of someone else - the bottom line is what you do for a living doesn’t have to be work! It’s time to take back control of your work life. That is why we have created Your Kickass Career Podcast, live events, workshops, and collective.