Most people will either wait for management to acknowledge their efforts and reward them with a raise, OR they'll barge in unprepared and demand a raise, yielding less than stellar results. I propose a middle-ground.
I’ve been spinning my wheels towards a goal of Financial Independence, or total freedom from a paycheck, but that isn’t an end-goal. It’s a step towards the end-goal. When I imagine my blissful future, here are the things I picture - and the steps I’m taking to get there.