Know Your Worth
Good morning! I hope you are having a fantastic Friday so far. This week was such a wonderful, chill week compared to last week, and this morning the topic hit me, "Know Your Worth." I know it sounds like such a cliché thing to say, but if you think about it, it's powerful.
I'm reading the book, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," and one of the many interesting points of this book involved the rich dad teaching a lesson in business and life. A few quotes and messages from the book were so inspiring and I would like to share them.
"If you learn life's lessons, you will do well. If not, life will just continue to push you around. People do two things: Some just let life push them around. Others, get angry and push back, but they push back against their boss, or job, or husband or wife. They do not know it's life that's pushing.
....If you're the kind of person who has no guts, you just give up every time life pushes you. You will live all your life playing it safe, doing the right things, saving yourself for the some event that never happens, then you die a boring old man."
This was such an inspiring message. There were so many important points made in this book. Another point was, most will spend the best years of their life working for money, while the rich let money work for them.
If you think your boss is the problem, then you have to change your boss. When you realize you are the problem, then you can change yourself. If you work for low wages, the job is not exploiting you, you are exploiting yourself.
Most of us have at some point worked at a job where we were not satisfied with the pay, and then complained about the job or the boss. However, that was never the problem. The problem was that we were too afraid to take risks, and chose the safe, boring, underpaid job. We were not being exploited by the job, we were exploiting ourselves. I quit my 9-5 job years ago, because I refused to only have 2 days a week that were mine. Usually those two days were spent recovering from the strenuous week, and catching up on house chores. By the time I started to feel like myself again on Sunday, I had to go right back to work the next day. I made good money, but I had no time for myself or anyone else. However, now, I have found a balance. I work two days a week and five days are mine to pursue all of my entrepreneurial ventures, and soon all seven days will be devoted to my projects.
It can take time to reprogram the mind, but when you finally decide that you are worth more, you will have the courage to find the balance you need that will change your life. As always, I wish you nothing but love, happiness, and peace.