In my interviews with High Earners I always asked: “Are you doing what you’re doing for the money?”
Almost to a woman, their response was a vehement NO. Passion, challenge, and recognition drove them. But not the money.
Here’s the catch. In the next breath, they all said the same thing. “But I damn well want to be well compensated…because I know I’m worth it!”
Where did their strong sense of self-worth come from? I soon discovered the answer.
These women forced themselves to set strong boundaries. They asked for what they wanted and said ‘no’ to what they didn’t. Over and over again.
This simple (but scary) act was the secret to their financial success. Here’s why:
- Asking for more is an act of self-love
- Saying no is a statement of self-respect.
- Refusing to settle is a show of self-esteem.
- And walking away is a sign of self-trust.
Whenever you stand up for what you want, whenever you refuse to take less than you deserve, you reinforce your self-love, self-respect, self-worth, and self-trust.
In time, you’ll begin to notice a shift in how you feel about yourself.
Speaking up becomes not something you should do, but something you have to do— because you know in your heart you’re worth it.
Where do you need to set boundaries by speaking up?
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