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Knowing Your Worth Isn’t Enough

knowing your worth

Knowing your worth is a constant topic of conversation. Whether I am talking to friends about relationships or co-workers about a raise, it all comes back to that. What I find, is we all know our worth but we do not demand it. I say we because I count myself amongst that group.

As outspoken and confident as I seem, I have spent years allowing people to treat me well below my worth. I accepted the first offer on a job even if it was well below my market value because some is better than none. I allowed friends and guys to take the driver seat in relationships because I was afraid to be alone. If you asked me, of course, I knew my worth. I just wasn’t in a place to act on it.

The first step in acting on your worth is getting over your fear. That’s the doozie. Each and every one of us is afraid of something. We’re afraid of being rejected,  hurt, told no, and ultimately that we aren’t great as we hope we are. For me, it always comes back to not being as smart or as capable as I think I am. With that bubbling just below the surface, asking for what I am worth is damn near impossible. How can you ask for what you are worth if you don’t truly believe it?

At the end of the day,  belief is what it all comes down to. Knowing your worth and believing you are capable of receiving it. Once you believe you are worthy, no person or thing can sway you into accepting less. I believe it, that’s why I’m asking for my money these days.

 

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  • Reply
    verushka
    November 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Such a fantastic piece of writing ! So important to stand your ground and ask for what you deserve.

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    kittylimon
    November 10, 2016 at 9:54 am

    great topic, it’s definitely a constant struggle for me but i’m getting there. thanks for sharing totally agree it starts with first getting over your fear of what people think of you 🙂

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      Anastasia Nicole
      November 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      Exactly Kitty! Once we lose that fear we can become unstoppable.

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    Ivana J
    November 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I always go with the quote ,,Know yourself, Know your worth,,! Great post xoxo

    https://theninebyivana.blogspot.com/

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    Kitty
    November 10, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Soo true ???

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    Saranda
    November 10, 2016 at 11:21 am

    You have written this so well! I absolutely agree with you, we all know – even if its hidden deep down inside – that we are worth a lot.
    But we should stand up for what we are worth and speaking up to eventually get what we deserve!

    Thanks for sharing!
    XO Saranda

    http://sarandaadriana.com

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    Kait
    November 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    This is a problem I often face. I know my worth but allow myself to be treated less than. Great post!

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      Anastasia Nicole
      November 10, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      Getting to a point where you won’t accept less than you deserve takes time, but you’ll get there!

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    cat eyes & skinny jeans
    November 14, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Cheers to this empowering post! It’s true…once you overcome your fears, it’s as if you’re taking your power back; you’re in control of who you are and what you do!

    xx

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