I was on the phone the other day with my friend, rock star teacher, and author Barbara Stanny, who lights fires under women regarding their money issues. I was lamenting the fact that, since I quit my fancy six figure job four years ago, I’ve been working my ass off and not getting paid much. Sure, I’ve gotten some low-paying book deals, some corporate sponsorships, and some one-on-one clients. But I’ve had to take everything I’ve earned to invest back into running my business. (Well, I say “business,” but the very word reminds me of something my friend Marie Forleo says in her killer B School program. “No offense, but if it’s not making money, it’s not a business.” Ouch.)
Barbara dug in a bit in a very gentle way, picked my brain, asked me some insightful questions, and diagnosed this:
You don’t trust that you’re worth more. But you are. If you’re really truly ready to change that, give me a ring. It’s easy.
So I yanked out her book Overcoming Underearning and started really paying attention this time around. I’m so enthralled with what I’m reading that I want to share it with all of you. Here we go.
Are you an underearner? Here’s how to find out.
Sheesh. And I’ve earned six figures as a doctor. I’ve earned six figures as a professional artist, even! I clearly know how to do it. And yet, here I am, working my ass off, racking up book deals, being invited to speak all over the country, running Owning Pink, and underearning. WTF?
I’ve had it. I’m done. Finito. No more. 2011 is my year to overcome my money issues and skyrocket to the stratosphere in my financial life.
Barbara Stanny has promised to help me make this happen, not by giving me business advice, per se, but by helping me change my thinking.
What about you? You want to join me? This is part 1 in an Overcoming Underearning series, and I’m going to share with you what I learn from Barbara. But if you want to get a head start, go buy her book Overcoming Underearning and let’s start raking in the dough, darling!
What’s your skinny, my love? Are you an underearner? Are you sick of it? Are you ready to own your money and start rocking it -- because you’re worth it? Oh yeah, gorgeous. That’s the ticket. Tell me your story.
Tuning my Ipod to the killer Bruno Mars song “Billioinaire,”
Lissa Rankin, MD: Founder of OwningPink.com, Change Catalyst coach, motivational speaker, and author of What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax.
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