Of course, getting the data is just the first step. To translate those numbers into cold, hard cash, you have to ask for what you deserve — and that means knowing your worth, deep down, and believing that you deserve to be paid more.
If you’re not convinced, these inspirational quotes from entrepreneurs, leaders and artists will help you believe.
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” – Malcolm S. Forbes
“Don’t stop now. Keep going. The next time someone makes you feel though, winning as you are, perhaps you’re getting too big for your britches; say to them silently, ‘I haven’t even started yet.’” – Marianne Williamson
“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ” – M. Scott Peck
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
“When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.” – Mark Victor Hansen
“There is one irrefutable law of the universe: We are each responsible for our own life. If you’re holding anyone else accountable for your happiness, you’re wasting your time. You must be fearless enough to give yourself the love you didn’t receive.” – Oprah Winfrey
“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom — how great is that?” – Soledad O’Brien
“People think that women don’t negotiate because they’re not good negotiators, but that’s not it. Women don’t negotiate because it doesn’t work as well for them. Women have to say, ‘I really add a lot of value, and it’s in your interest to pay me more.’ I hate that advice, but I want to see women get ahead.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.” – Yogi Bhajan
“Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price.” – Joan Didion
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