Image for post
Image for post

Are You Brave Enough to Earn at Least $200-$300k/Year as a Tech Manager?

Who’s a Game of Thrones fan?


Don’t worry, no spoilers here.

I will share one of my favorite GoT quotes, though. (And it’s WAY back from Season 1.)

Bran: “Can a man still be brave if he’s afraid?”

Ned: “That is the only time a man can be brave.”

The only time anyone can be brave is when they’re afraid.

I’ll give you a few seconds to process that…

And now I have a few questions for you:

Are you brave enough to fire one of your team members?

Are you brave enough to ask your boss to help you get a 35% raise?

Are you brave enough to tell your CEO that core business strategies aren’t working and you’d like to fix them?

If you are, you just might have what it takes to command a $200k+ salary as a technical leader.

Because it means you’re willing to be afraid.

It means you’re willing to look fear in the eye and say, “I’m not going to let you stop me. This is too important.”

It means you’re willing to take action that’s going to stretch the boundaries of your comfort zone and re-define your potential as a leader.

We don’t add more value by playing small and staying comfortable.

So if you want to continue your comfortable conversations about status updates, complain that folks in other departments don’t know what they’re doing, and keep waiting for someone else to do the hard thing …

…commanding a premium salary is not for you.


If you finally want to build a thriving, high-performing team who scores win after win while you all receive the recognition and rewards you deserve as a badass tech team…

Want to learn more about how we can help you upgrade your tech career? Check out our webinar today at

We’re going to talk about what’s not working in your career right now.

That includes identifying the scary things you’ve been avoiding.

We’re also going to talk about where you want to go. We’re going to dare you to dream.

And we’ll map out a plan to get your from Point A (right now) to Point B (Dreamville).

If you want our help to implement that plan, we’ll talk details. If not, we’re still going to have an extremely valuable conversation.

It’s time for you to stop avoiding uncomfortable conversations.

Because the only way to win in your career is to face the fear and be brave.

Until next time!

Written by

Career Coach for Tech Managers. I help tech managers upgrade their careers, their teams, their paychecks, and their lives.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store