It’s a restatement of #LDT in the 9 Triangles— that we must actually earn our level up, instead of believing we should “negotiate” for it.

We have had dozens of prospective VAs insist they should start at a higher level than they’ve demonstrated competence.

And each time, we explain why we cannot award prizes ahead of them earning it– a gold medal before they begin training, since they are certainly capable of it and the prize would motivate them.

The beauty of the leveling system is that it’s clear and fair.
Anyone can level up, so long as they are willing to learn and capable of completing the work.

Despite this, we’ll see people routinely come in and say they can run our entire company, when they’ve not demonstrated they can manage a team, nor demonstrate world class expertise in digital marketing– to be able to earn the respect of people who would be under them.