Write down the numbers of the statements that apply to you.
Do this quickly, without thinking too much about your response.
Write down the ones that might apply even if you’re not quite sure.
1. I often give away my services (volunteering, working more hours than I’m actually paid).
2. It’s so hard to ask for a raise (or raise fees) that I just don’t do it.
3. I actually dislike money and/or the people who have it.
4. I am proud of my ability to make do with little. There’s nobility in being poor.
5. I blame someone or something else for my financial situation (IRS, ex-husband).
6. I find ways to avoid dealing with money (bartering).
7. I tend to sabotage myself at work (apply for jobs not qualified for or low paying, stop short of reaching goals, change jobs a lot.)
8. I work very, very hard (long hours, several jobs). Or I go into excess and then collapse.
9. I fill my free time with endless chores and tasks.
10. I am in debt, with little savings, and no idea where my money is going.
11. I have a family history of debt and/or underearning
12. I am vague about my earnings (overestimate or underestimate income; see gross, not net).
13. I continually put others needs before my own.
14. I am frequently in financial pain or stress.
15. Recognition and praise are more important to me than money.
If two or more of these statements apply, you’re probably earning less than your potential, despite your efforts and/or desire to make more. I can help you change all that!
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