Women make money: How YOU can take control

debtSelf-employed mothers have come a long way since the old days when earning pin money was their only option.

Some women are earning more than their partners and most are concerned about taking care of themselves financially after they’ve retired. With many of us expected to live to 90 it could be a long retirement, yet after the credit crunch we no longer have faith our pensions will be there when we need them.

Some women take full responsibility for supporting their families because they are single parents or their partner isn’t able to work.

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You CAN be a Nice Girl and Still Earn What You Deserve

Before I get stuck into this article, I just like to remind you that…

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You can be a nice girl and still earn what you deserve

Ask a group of women why they are in business and many will tell you it’s because they want to help others.

As women, we’re usually taught to be nice girls, carers and good mothers. It can be a very subtle message and you may not be able to put your finger on where it came from. Or perhaps it wasn’t so subtle and your parents gave you no choice but to be a good girl! Either way, it doesn’t sit well with going out there and putting a price on what you do.

It can be helpful to work out where your need to be a good girl came from. Throughout history it has usually been best for society if women stayed close to home and were the carers. After the Second World War, it became even more important for women to stay out of the workforce because there weren’t enough jobs for the men returning home. Women have always worked, but usually for pocket money to top up the family income rather than as the main earner in the family.

This may seem like ancient history, but beliefs that came from those days are easily passed from parent to child down the generations. If we can identify where our beliefs come from, we can see many aren’t ‘the truth’, they are stories, habits, attitudes that have been passed on from many years. The only reason they are still there is because nobody has questioned them.

The influence these beliefs have on us can be very strong, so it’s tough to get rid of them completely.  But you can recognise these thoughts when they arise and make a conscious choice to not be controlled by them.

Can you think of one good reason why you can’t you be a caring person, a good mother and get paid what you are worth? I can’t!

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Are You a Judger or Perceiver?

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to break out of the norm to create the life they dream of and some don’t?

During World War II Katherine Briggs and Isobel Myers developed a personality test to work out which types of jobs women would be most “comfortable and effective” doing whilst the men were off fighting. There were a number of different personality traits that they used from previous research by psychologist Carl Jung but during their research they developed an additional trait – judger/perceiver.

According to the ladies a perceiver adapts to the world around them whereas a judger adapts their environment to suit themselves.

Does this explain why some women after becoming mums will accept low paid, part-time, temporary work whilst others will either develop new businesses or push for flexible hours? Continue reading “Are You a Judger or Perceiver?”