...you need to get yourself in a situation with measurement and leverage. You need to be in a position where your performance can be measured, or there is no way to get paid more by doing more. And you have to have leverage, as in your decisions having a big effect in the final product you’re working on.
The smaller the group involved in a project the easier it is to measurethe value of an individual’s contribution. That’s why startups are ideal for hard workers.