I know because I’ve done this for most of my life.
I'm done with being overly accommodating and self-deprecating because I've learned from nearly two decades in my career that it doesn't get me anywhere. I've left tons of money on the table by accepting initial job offers simply because I felt "honored" they wanted me. No one is going to negotiate for me. I've got to do it.
At home, I used to make sure that everyone had what they needed before I'd take care of myself. A lot of women do this naturally but there are men who do it too. Now that my kids are teenagers, I don't need to be the full-time caretaker so much because frankly, they take advantage of mom doing the laundry, making their lunches, or running errands for them. It was exhausting...plus, it's a perfect opportunity for them to learn how to adult.
So, I’m owning my worth—and here's how you can too:
Since I've been implementing these changes, I've seen that the majority of people I work with, and my family, respect me for owning my value. Is it time for you to do the same?