3 Steps to Dramatically Increase Your Income


Why do women earn less than their male counterparts?  You might be thinking it’s because we live in a sexist society, or because women have so many responsibilities at home that we can’t fully focus on growing our careers.  The truth is, even when education, experience, and all other factors are taken into consideration; women still make less money than men.

The reason we women don’t earn what we’re worth is because we typically undervalue ourselves and our work, and we don’t ask for the money we deserve.

As women, we often give away our power when it comes to money.  This happens in so many ways–from undercharging for our services, to over-delivering in our packages.

It also shows up in our reluctance to market our services, or our discomfort with sales conversations.  Instead of standing in the value that we have to offer the world, we freak out at the very thought of asking for money, so we don’t send out our newsletter and we don’t book that speaking engagement; instead we hide out safely behind our computer screen, tinker with our website, or we clean our office (again) to convince ourselves that we’re being productive.

Each time we “hide out” our potential clients go another day without the help they need because we’re uncomfortable with money.

Our discomfort with accepting good money in exchange for our services is hurting our businesses, making us work longer and harder than we need to, and keeping us from serving the people we are meant to serve in a much bigger way.

If you want to break free from your self-imposed glass ceiling and finally make great money doing what you love, while making a difference in the world around you, you have to overcome your unconscious, self-sabotaging money habits.

Here are 3 steps to help you dramatically increase your income:

  1. Know in your heart that you were put on this earth to help a lot of people, to make a lot of money, and to live a life full of joy, passion, and abundance.  This is the mission you’ve been offered, but you have to truly accept it to make it a reality.
  2. Make making money a priority.  Some people say they want to make more money and help more people, but they aren’t willing to do what it takes.  Some people convince themselves that making money isn’t important, or that “too much” money is bad.  This is a form of hiding out and burying your talents.  Make the commitment to do what it takes.
  3. Align your values, your money goals, and your actions.  Get clear on why you’re in business in the first place, set bold money goals for yourself that support your “whys.”  Write your because statement.  For example, I am in business because ________________. And I am going to make $____________________ in the next 60 days because this will allow me to ____________________________.  Then map out what you need to do to make this come true within the next 60 days, then do it.

If you want to shatter your glass ceiling for good and learn the exact steps to create a money breakthrough so that you can make more money and actually keep more of the money you make, be sure to sign up for my FREE 1 hour “Shatter Your Glass Ceiling” training call, happening May 24, 2012 at 12 PM EasternClick here to register now or visit http://ShatterYourGlassCeiling.com!

11 Response to “3 Steps to Dramatically Increase Your Income ”

Paula
May 16, 2012
1:18 pm

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Good point, Tiffany. And did you write this post for me. :) Thank you!

Sue Painter
May 16, 2012
1:23 pm

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I particularly love the “make making money a priority” which I think is not often the case. Great article!

M. Harmon
May 16, 2012
1:35 pm

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All good points, It seems ironic how women go into business to earn higher incomes but then self-sabotage because of undiagnosed money phobias. And to add to that, we undervalue our talents – the same talents that could bring our message into the world in a huge way.

Hey Shatter the Glass Ceiling then grind it to bits! I may use my ceiling to make a pretty, sparkly necklace.

Tiffany deSilva
May 16, 2012
1:49 pm

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Thanks, Sue!

Tiffany deSilva
May 16, 2012
1:51 pm

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Thanks, Paula. ;-)

Tiffany deSilva
May 16, 2012
1:53 pm

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Thank you. I love the bit about turning your necklace into a pretty, sparkly necklace!

Joyce Jagger
May 16, 2012
2:13 pm

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Tiffany,
That is a great article. I am sure that you will get a lot of women on that call.

Tiffany deSilva
May 16, 2012
9:20 pm

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Thank you, Joyce!

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I especially love #3 because if that wasn’t the case, I don’t believe that any business could move forward. The name of the game for me is alignment. If it’s not in alignment with my vision and values then I just have to say no or walk away. That is how I keep growing in the right direction. Thanks Tiffany!

Bill Painter
May 18, 2012
9:32 am

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Good point on not asking. This is a very costly fear which compounds over time.

Mary Ellen Miller
May 18, 2012
8:00 pm

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Tiffany, I particularly like the 60 day goal and plan to take that to hear. Thanks for the great tips as always!

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