February 25, 2020
Across my decade-long career in corporate (where I worked in revenue-generating roles like sales, account management, and consulting), I negotiated every single job offer I received, asked for numerous raises, and fought hard to get myself promoted quickly.
People told me that I was putting my job and reputation at risk. But I did it anyway. And survived just fine.
People told me that what I was asking for had never been done before. But I did it anyway. And set a new precedent.
I even met with a career counselor once in my mid-20’s who told me not to expect (or ask for) more than $70k because I didn’t have an MBA. I sad F that and went on to negotiate a $105k base with a $5k signing bonus (for a job that I convinced the company to open for me).
I share all this to say I know what it’s like to be told that you aren’t capable of something – that you aren’t worthy of more – and to stand up for yourself anyways. I know it can feel scary but I promise you, it is so damn worth it.
If I had listened to the naysayers, I would have missed out on:
(I negotiated these things strategically, by the way, based on what I actually wanted – for example, one time I didn’t want the extra responsibility of a promotion but I wanted more money so I just pushed for a raise).
I would love to help you fight for more. To help you become your fiercest advocate. To help you believe with every cell in your body that you are worthy of everything you desire.
Join me for the Rewrite Your Money Story class. You can find the details here. Today is the last day to get the early bird discount (open until midnight EST).
I can’t wait to support you.