Remember when money was fun? When you were a little kid and it felt exciting to get your first pennies or quarters? With a few dollars in your pocket, you might have even felt rich. Perhaps you had a sense of freedom. Isn't that what we want as adults from our money - a sense of freedom and to be able to enjoy the money we have rather than feel anxious or worried?Read More
Business success isn't magic - it takes planning! We, women in business, work hard IN our businesses, but often don’t spend enough time working ON our business doing the planning, goal setting and strategiziing necessary to achieve our dreams.Read More
Women & Power = Money (& so much more.) When I use the word power with my women coaching clients, they can act uncomfortable. Why? Because they've seen power used as a method of control or as a power over manuever. The Boss is in control - I have to do what he or she says.
However, the definition of Power is simple: To Act. A recent article in the New York Times: "You Have Power: Don't Be Afraid to Use It," interviewed successful women.
Here are 4 nuggets they shared about power, how to support yourself and each other and to achieve success:
1) Women can and should help one another and stop under valuing "...the role that we can play in the success of other people and the organization." Amy Schulman, Exective vice president and general counsel, Pfizr
2) Be vocal in group settings and don't make statements that sound like questions. (Women are still trying to prove they belong - men know they do). Amy Schulman
3) Trust your inner soul, use your voice. Cooperation is a great female strength and in groups of men, "...you must speak up and believe in yourself." Doreen Lorenzo, President, Quirky, a product development company
4) Don't be afraid of being "nice." Marjorie Kaplan, of Animal Planet, says she manages based on expectations rather than fear. And, if men aren't being respectful at a meeting, for example by not introducing themselves, speak up. Doreen Lorenzo says if you're not being treated respectually end the meeting: "We're going to end this conversation until you listen to me. Don't be afraid to use your power."
(*New York Times "You Have Power. Don't Be Afraid to use It." Oct 13, 2013)
The message from these powerful corporate and entrepreneurial women is quite clear. The corporate culture stlll tends to be traditional, however women are making a difference and need to support each other. All these women are successful, have learned through the school of hard knocks. Be successful, believe in yourself and get help when you need it.
Women in business, do you suffer from Moneychondria, the fear of having money?
I know it sounds funny, but maybe you’re more afraid of money than you realize...
Are any of these Financially Stressful things true for you?
* You spend more than you make.
* You “debt,” or consistently run up credit card debt.
* You under-earn or…
* You overspend or shop when stressed or anxious
* You give your money away to children and other “needy” folks and don’t keep enough for yourself – for a safety cushion or retirement.
It’s safe to say many of us have conflicts about money.
Why? We want the American Dream and yet reaching it can prove to be illusive. After all – how much money is enough? And, how much is too much?
Get curious instead of furious with your money challenges. Take action to identify money challenges and DO something proactive by creating a PLAN and Specific Steps to move forward.
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