Underearners (UEs) can be hard to spot. Here are seven traits that all UEs share.
1. Live in financial chaos—UEs tend to go from one financial crisis to another, struggling to make ends meet, often drowning in debt.
2. Vagueness about money—UEs usually have no idea how much money
they have, earn or need and depend on wishful thinking instead of strategizing and negotiating.
3. Underestimates worth—UEs give away their time, knowledge, skills for free or bargain prices because they devalue themselves.
4. Anti-money attitude—UEs are ambivalent or downright negative about money and people who have it, believing there is virtue in being poor.
5. Self-saboteurs—Bright women remain UEs primarily by taking on too much, being scattered and unfocused or procrastinating.
6. Co-dependent—UEs put everyone else’s needs first, which leads to anger, resentment and pain (not the qualities conducive to success).
7. Craves comfort—UEs are unwilling to be uncomfortable and therefore unwilling to take risks.
Did you say to yourself, Yes, that’s me, as you read this? If you struggle with Underearning tell me about it in the comments below.