There is a lot of talk out there about owning your value. And I talk about it, too. Why? Because it is so important that as women in today’s world with all of the opportunities available to us, we have to step up and embrace owning our value.
The pitfall I see is that most women have done inner work on themselves but haven’t taken it all the way. What I mean is that we are starting to know how impactful our gifts are and that they make a difference to the ones we serve.
Yet we remain under-supported financially. The biggest challenge I see for most women isn’t that you don’t know you are valuable and deserve to receive in accordance with your gifts, but that you are unable to clearly express that value to others.
Expressing our value to others has most of us get tongue-tied and then we step back or shut up. We get really afraid that if we were to ask to be paid what we really want we would scare our clients off. And then we would end up alone and unsuccessful.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
In order for us to fully step into our power and fully break through our inner glass ceiling, we have to have three things working in harmony together.
1. We must have an unwavering sense of the tremendous value we bring to our clients, our families and our bosses.
Tip: If you don’t already feel that unwavering sense, then I suggest you make a list of the ways in which you enhance others’ lives. Review that list for at least 10 days and really feel how much you matter and how much others appreciate your contribution.
2. We must shift our orientation to knowing that the Universe is completely unlimited and there is more than enough money on the planet for us to have more than we need!
Tip: If you tend to have limited thoughts or experience lack, go on a 10-day possibility diet. Open yourself up to seeing how many opportunities (big or small) come your way every day and write them down. You can use your smart phone voice recorder to make it easy. If you really want to go big, record the synchronicities, too! Notice how much life is ALWAYS supporting you!
3. We must be willing to follow through on both of the above by expressing ourselves in ways that demonstrate how much value we offer, by asking for the right amount of money (not how much we think is easy for others to accept) and by being willing to hold ourselves accountable for saying no to anything less then we deserve.
Tip: Start asking for what you want and need honestly with everyone. Do it in a way that honors others and your needs equally.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts, questions and breakthroughs! You can comment below.
With much love and many blessings,