the Creative Money blog
Do you think your money situation is a result of your circumstances, or instead, a result of your actions and behaviors? Your answer to that question is likely to predict your progress to wealth, your earning power, work satisfaction, stress levels, and how high you’re likely to go when you set a goal for yourself.
There seems to be a common misconception that relationships are failing because women are earning more money than their partners. Or that single women who earn great incomes will never find a man. The reality is, earning disparity has nothing to do with the real relationship problems. It’s all about values alignment.
If you want to succeed at being an entrepreneur, becoming comfortable with sales is key. Yet figuring out how to sell your service or product can be a challenge if you have a bad association with sales or think you might be perceived as sleazy. Many entrepreneurs give up, but the real solution is defining a process that feels comfortable and organic.
I know the title of this post seems really harsh, and for some people, maybe it needs to be. The point is if you keep making poor excuses why you aren’t reaching your money goals, you will never reach them.
I used to have a weekly Friday lunch with one of my colleagues. We both had started our careers at about the same time, so it was fun to compare notes, talk about our progress and discuss our hopes for the future. One week, he admitted that he had been fighting a lot with his wife—that she was angry about a number of scheduling things and he felt like they never agreed on anything.Next Page »