To be viewed as more valuable to a current or future employer, be proactive about increasing your skills portfolio. If you’re seeking a salary increase, a promotion or a new job, it’s important to demonstrate that you’re not afraid to challenge your own growth potential.

Do so by being on a constant lookout for your next area of growth. What skills can you develop or upgrade?   What do you need to learn or improve upon to be a more significant contributor? How can you become a true asset at work and in all areas of your life?

Employers hire and reward people who bring a growth mindset. Those who choose to remain stagnant – in their thinking and skill sets – are not as appealing as people who demonstrate they’re willing to move themselves, and ultimately the company, to new levels.

As author T. Harv Eker said, “It’s simple arithmetic. Your income can grow only to the extent that you do.”