I want to tell you about a conversation I had recently with two potential new clients.
One was a male – recently was let go at his job making 130k. He hopped on a call with me and said he wanted a job making 170k-200k.
One was a female – recently was let go at her job making 130k. She hopped on a call with me and said she would be okay at her next job at just 100k. “I’d be okay making 30k less. I just should be grateful for a job.”
What I’ve discovered is that my female prospects are less ambitious with their salary goals, less willing to invest in their professional development, and have less confidence in their capabilities.
Conversations like this are why I made it my mission to empower corporate women to stop groveling for scraps in their careers, step into their leadership, and own what their skills are worth.
In today’s episode we go over some practical ways for you to stop undervaluing your experience and go after what you’re worth.
[7:02] The difference between a male’s mindset and a female’s mindset around salary
[11:11] So many women see a post on social media, agree with it, and then forget it
[14:25] #1: You have to do the deep work
[19:04] #2: You have to take action and you have to practice
[23:14] #3: You have to invest in yourself.
[30:10] You are worth investing in!
Action Steps to apply to YOUR journey
How to stop undervaluing your experience:
1. You have to do the deep work.
-Go back to the root of why you feel the way you feel. Think back. Dig deep and discover the root so you can pull that lie out and start replacing it with the truth.
2. You have to take action and you have to practice.
-If you get rejected from a job, apply to another job within 24 hours.
-Take every opportunity you can to ask for more money, raise your hand for a project, try something new.
3. You have to invest in yourself.
-Stop waiting for a company to give you the leadership development you want and go out and find it.
-When you invest in yourself financially, you show up better.
I’m rooting for you friends!
Links mentioned in this episode:
“Jena’s podcast is so well done. I’m always impressed how each episode is chalked full of tangible advice, delivered in a very approachable way, and she doesn’t take very long to do it! This is definitely not a podcast with someone just talking into a microphone, it’s a living guide to today’s professional landscape.”A consumer of podcasts
“I love Jena’s advice. This is a great podcast for job seekers! Jena is very insightful and thoughtful. Hope and encouragement for all😊”Perrin Duncan
Do you love our podcast too? Let us know!
We would be so grateful if you would leave us a review on iTunes!
Want to dive deeper into what we talked about today? Check out these podcast episodes!
The Words of Encouragement You Need to Hear AFTER You Get Rejected From a Job
4 Ways Women Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search
The 5 Steps Anyone With Great Experience Can Use to Land Their Dream Job