Paying Ourselves (First) and Owning Our Worth

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  • We can chase up unpaid invoices
  • We can cash those checks collecting dust on our desks
  • We can finally increase our prices
  • We can ask for a raise
  • We can do fewer tasks at work that don’t get recognized or contribute to promotability
  • We can sell parts of our businesses
  • We can sell items in our homes and offices that we no longer need or use
  • We can negotiate payment terms and interest rates on everything from mortgages to business loans
  • We can ask for discounts
  • We can pay ourselves from our businesses (even if only a little bit each month) with a plan for increasing our salaries as our revenues increase
  • We can start paying ourselves for some of the unpaid work we do at home or in the office AND get our life/business partners to share the load (use Amy Westervelt’s Unpaid Labor Calculator for a shocking wake up call… When I used it, my unpaid work totaled more than $70,000 a year. WTF?)
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Rupal Y. Patel

Rupal Y. Patel


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