"Never... ever suggest they don't have to pay you. What they
pay for, they'll value. What they get for free, they'll take for
granted, and then demand as a right. Hold them up for all the
market will bear". -- Lois McMaster Bujold
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5 Tips for Getting Paid What You're Worth
to a recent study conducted by the Institute for Women's Policy
Research, if current wage patterns continue, a 25-year-old woman,
working full time, will earn $523,000 less than the average 25-year-old
man by the time they both retire at 65.
to get paid what you're worth? Then consider these tips:
the romance myth about money. If you haven't figured
it out by now, prince charming isn’t coming. Further,
money is not the "necessary evil" that we have been
taught. It is a currency of exchange in our society. You provide
a service and in return you receive money. It’s that
simple. Get comfortable with this concept of money.
Develop a career versus a job mentality.
Develop a career plan, and write it down. A written plan will
help you make better choices. Plus, a planned approach will
help you avoid the appearance of job-hopping. And, should
you decide to exit the workforce (for family or other obligations),
it will be easier to get back on track when you decide to
do so. Remember, you can always adjust your plan.
Develop a sense of your own worth. Noble
poverty is not a virtue unless you are Mother Theresa. Take
a lesson from the L'Oreal commercial where the woman says,
“I’m worth it.” You are. Repeat that to
yourself every day as many time as you can. Do this until
you believe it. You will be amazed at the prosperity that
unfolds for you.
Adopt a “yes and” mentality.
Lose the “either/ or” attitude that has been drilled
into your head. That’s the attitude that tells you “I
can have a stressful job and make lots of money” or
“I can have a job making a difference in the world.”
Repeat after me: “I can do both.” Change your
model to “I can have a vital career (i.e. interesting
work for excellent pay) and a vital family life.”
You have to make money, so why not make top dollar in your
chosen profession or field? It all starts with you. You have
to create your own reality. Tell yourself you’re going
to make six figures or more. Write it down. Say it out loud.
Share it with a friend. Then see what happens. The universe
has a way of helping fulfill our strongest intentions.
you can change your mindset and attitude about earning what you’re
worth. What are you waiting for?
Barr is a management consultant with a passion for helping women
develop their full potential. For more information on her programs
and services, check out her website, http://www.redladder.com
Copyright 2005 Regina
Barr, Red Ladder, Inc.
What You're Worth™ - Check out my website for the program
I offer on getting paid what you're worth. It's listed under Women's
What You're Worth, by Nicole Williams, Cheri Hanson.
This book shows working women how to up their earning power--by
using their unique skills and abilities to build a rewarding,
You Getting Paid What You're Worth? - Article
by Pamel Paul. Step-by-Step guide to getting paid what you're
- Enter your job title and location to find out what you're worth
in your area
Survey Results - Getting Paid
What You're Worth.
64% of respondents AGREE that they're
uncomfortable discussing pay raises with their boss or raising
my fees with their clients.
82% of respondents DISAGREED that
during salary negotiations in job interviews they tend to undervalue
their worth in order to get the job.
67% of respondents DISAGREED that
when it comes to asking for a raise they think, "Well, my
company only gives raises once a year, so what's the point?"
90% of respondents AGREED that they
let their boss know their goals for advancement and what benefits
they'll bring to the table if she helps them get there.
Only 44% of respondents AGREED that
in their business they raise their rates regularly.
67% of respondents AGREED that when
they raise their rates in their business, their clients are happy
to pay the increase because they appreciate the value they bring
to their business.
month we will be asking for your input on a short survey. This
month our survey is on overcoming obstacles.
in hearing Regina speak? Here are some upcoming programs that
are open to the public:
19, 2005, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., BPW Program, Topic: Getting
Serious About Pay: From Negotiation to Litigation, location
The Courtyard at the Depot, Mpls, MN.
April 28, 2005, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., University of Minnesota,
Topic: Leadership, Minneapolis MN.
2005, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. and 1:30 - 2:45 p.m., Power of I Conference,
Topic: Inflate Your Success, Bloomington, MN.
May 5, 2005,
North Carolina Banker's Association, Women in Banking Conference.
Topc: Breaking Barriers: Climbing the Corporate Ladder,
May 18, 2005,
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Financial Women International &
Minnesota Bankers Association, Nice Girls Don’t Get
the Corner Office, Bloomington, MN.
for information on how to register.
Regina Barr, President of Red Ladder, Inc., holds a BBA in
finance/management and an MBA in management/ marketing. An advocate of lifelong
learning, she is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Human Development
at St. Mary's University in Minneapolis, MN. Her focus: leadership and issues
facing women in business. Regina has over fourteen years in the financial
services industry where she has a broad range of leadership experience in
product, sales, and marketing.
What our clients are saying...
"We are so pleased with
the focus groups that you conducted! I would highly recommend
you to any organization looking for an exceptional consultant."
Susan J. Johnson, Executive
Vice President, Northeast Bank
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