Books on Self Evolution & Entrepreneurship
This book has been a great eye opening to me. Most of us, coaches, mentors and self development professionals, tend to undercharge… well, not only self development professionals, I mean, I have done a lot in my life as profession: Graphic design, web development, Video and photography… I would speak so fluently to prospect clients, till I had to say how much my services would cost… then I would start mumbling and twisting my tongue. And finally, I would undercharge my own work, my own time. That is not fare. They want your services, they need to pay.
As I read the book I got any “ahas”. So many, that my kindle edition is almost entirely underlined. It is not like the other financial books, because it combines practicality with spirituality, and logic with subconscious. As a book about money, it is unique and it brings a lot of new ideas that I have not read on other books of this subject.
Also, It is very well written. It has style. In addition, it is full of exercises that helped me understand what I do, what my mistakes are, my patterns, my limiting beliefs, and of course, it did help me change a lot of them. I almost filled an entire journal, as I was reflecting on the ideas and the questions I had to reply. In a way, that is not practical, because it took me around 2 hours per day writing for about two weeks… I know, it is not practical, but this is me. It is up to you to decide how much time you will invest on the exercises – which are really recommended – but don’t overdo it as I did.
When it comes to money, are you controlled by fear? Do you live in financial chaos? Do you underestimate your worth? Are you ready to go to the next level, but can’t seem to get there? If the answer is yes to these questions, you may be an underearner.
Underearners are self-saboteurs who never live up to their earnings potential, says Barbara Stanny, a financial educator, motivational speaker, former journalist, and career counselor. Underearners tend to live paycheck to paycheck. They rarely balance their checkbooks and are often in debt. Ironically, many work incredibly hard. Yet they are ashamed to admit that money matters to them. They all have a high tolerance for low pay.
The good news is that underearning is often self-imposed. By focusing on overcoming underearning, you will not only earn what you deserve, but you can live up to your full potential. With techniques and exercises that have helped thousands of people who have participated in her Overcoming Underearning™ workshops, Stanny teaches you five essential steps to financial independence. Once you understand these steps, you will be confident asking for a raise, increasing your prices, or getting a better job. “Now I’m making more than my friends, all because I had the guts to dream and ask for more,” says one Stanny fan.
First, Tell the Truth: be honest about your financial situation and figure out your attitudes toward money. Second, Make a Decision: decide that you want to make more money. Third, Stretch: take action, face your fears, and be willing to be uncomfortable. Fourth, Create Community by finding supporters and asking for help. Fifth, Respect and Appreciate Money: learn to save and invest.