You're living in a world where convenience has become a necessity. And within this space, lies an often overlooked detail – the Convenience Fee. So how does this omnipresent charge relate to you and your inherent worth?
Consider the everyday conveniences we enjoy – running water, electricity, the cars we drive, and even the cold sodas we purchase. Each one carries an attached convenience fee. You pay this fee to avoid alternatives like finding a water source or biking to work. We've come to terms with this concept and accept it wholeheartedly.
In some cases, convenience is double-layered. A perfect example can be seen at your local Walmart. A cold 20oz. soda for $1.58 might seem a reasonable price until compared with the $1.38 room temperature 2-liter bottle. You pay extra for less, a price for the 'convenience' of a chilled drink.
This convenience fee permeates every facet of life. It's so ingrained in our daily experiences that we pay it without a second thought. The uncanny ability to value this fee is what fills the pockets of top executives at companies like Walmart and 7-Eleven.
But what about you? How much do you charge for your convenience fee? Or perhaps, you've been giving away your convenience for free, undervaluing it for so long that you've lost sight of its real worth. Not knowing your value in the marketplace is tantamount to forfeiting the convenience fee you deserve.
Consider this scenario: It's a late Friday or Saturday night. After a night out with the fellas, he feels the need for some company. He scrolls through his contacts, calls you, and you willingly comply. You share emotions, perhaps breakfast the next day. But what about the convenience fee?
No, I'm not suggesting you charge money as an escort would. However, this scenario does call for some self-valuation. Just as escorts are paid high amounts due to their understanding of their value, you should also be cognizant of yours.
So, what's the price of your time? What's the price of you? Once you know your worth, demand it. Just as Walmart doesn't negotiate prices despite their budget-friendly image, you shouldn't compromise your value either.