Convince me that it's worth chasing after higher TC.
TC: 300K give or take.
But only if you can maintain your low TC standard of living while earning high TC.
Most people get sucked into getting a bigger home, fancy car, nice vacations, eating at nice restaurants, going out a lot, buying a lot of shit.
Then despite earning a top 1% income they have to work to 60 to save enough, where if they lived on what they previously did they could have retired comfortably at 40.
Once you are living that higher standard of living it is really hard to go back.