The Entrepreneurial Employee
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The Entrepreneurial Employee

About the Book

Increase your output. Create valuable outcomes. Make an impact. Get paid.

I was happy to come in, do the work, and go home. And I was going nowhere with it. I had enough! I took control of my career and grew my value. Today I'm more satisfied than ever in my entrepreneurial employment... and well compensated! You can be well compensated too. Stop fooling around, do the work and be better off!

My name is Pim Elshoff and I'm a software developer, coach & mentor, and international public speaker. I've been an employee for more than fifteen years. I've been a successful employee for more than five years. What's the difference? Successful employees are happier and better paid! This book is my journey compacted and manifest. It describes how you, too, can get a major raise year after year.

This book is setup as a career exploration and the world around it through increasingly large lenses:

  • Grow into the best You that you can and want to be
  • Lead Your team to consistent impressive outcomes
  • Support Your company and play your part
  • Enrich Your market with joy and purpose
  • Reward Yourself and earn the compensation you deserve

Learn how to find your strengths and weakness, plan and grow your career, and get the payoff you deserve. After reading this book you will be able to:

  1. Spend your energy where it makes the most impact using the Concentric Circles model
  2. Map out your strengths and weaknesses and plan growing your strengths consistently and deliberately
  3. Prevent drama in your team using Transactional Analysis
  4. Flourish in your role and responsibilities as a part of your employer's strategy
  5. Playfully fight your clients
  6. Create a Value Proposition that your employer can't deny
  7. Get that next job or pay rise

Growing your career, deliberately, consistently, professionally, starts today.


  • Framework: 90% done
  • You: 90% done
  • Your Team: 90% done
  • Your Company: 90% done
  • Your Market: 0% done
  • Your Job: 75% done
  • Appendices: 50% done

About the Author

Pim Elshoff
Pim Elshoff

Like you, Pim is on a quest to do things a little bit better every time. As a scrum developer, he has extensive experience with solid coding, patient mentoring and tackling big projects using Domain Driven Design.

Being a full-time employee for well-over fifteen years and having made plenty of mistakes to learn from, Pim's experience can lead you to where he is faster and cheaper than it was for him.

Table of Contents

  • Framework
    • Excellent
    • Valuable
    • Happy
    • Concentric circles
    • Summary
  • You
    • Value proposition
    • T-Shaped skills
    • 3-shaped skills
    • Mindmap your strengths and weaknesses
    • Alignment
    • The Growth attitude
    • Professionalism
    • Summary
  • Your Team
    • Drama
    • Trust
    • Growing as a team
    • Summary
  • Your Company
    • Strategy
    • Boundaries
    • Summary
  • Your Market
  • Your Job
    • Valuing yourself
    • Applying for a job
    • Acing performance reviews
    • Compensation negotiation
    • Summary
  • Closing words
    • About this book
    • About you
  • Appendix A: Slogans
  • Appendix B: Version History

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