‘A lawyer once said to me, I’ll offer a woman a promotion and she’ll thank me and a man will negotiate. What on earth is that all about?’
What on earth, indeed! This corker of a quote comes from Tamsin Napier-Munn, a guest on the Sparkle and Thrive Podcast during our Be Brave & Sparkle series (it’s episode 50. Go and check it out and, while you’re there, tune in to episode 21 on the truths about money). And it’s got us thinking: why is it that so many women struggle with channelling their inner Jerry Maguire (go on, scream ‘Show me the money’ in front of the mirror and tell us it doesn’t feel good)? Why is it that women aren’t pulling on their brave pants to ensure they are earning what they’re worth.
Granted, we’ve been battling a gender pay gap for decades now, but as Tamsin’s quote shows, there are bigger issues at play when it comes to our relationship with money. If only there was someone who could help us unpick this thorny issue… Fortunately, we know just the woman. Here’s why you need to tune in
Here at TechPixies, we have someone who knows a thing or two about earning what they’re worth. Joy Foster, our founder and all-round wonder woman, has seen it all: from ‘this sucks’ to the megabucks, in this week’s excellent episode Joy details her journey to achieving financial independence. By sharing her story – an honest account full of highs and lows – we hope you go away, write down that big number and then get to work making it a reality. Because you are worth it – you just need to believe it.
Here’s what to listen out for:
[03:17] Joy receives an interesting letter in the post.
[05:31] Joy struggles to identify what she’s worth.
[12:03] Find out the career Joy almost pursued (in her Hyundai Elantra).
[21:23] Hear the shocking moment Joy experienced in Switzerland.
[25:52] Listen to Joy’s one regret.
[32:10] Hear the best advice Joy ever received.
[36:10] Listen to Joy describe her own experience of imposter syndrome.
[44:16] Hear Joy’s brilliant advice.
Oh, and whatever number you write down, be sure to add a nought to it (go on, be brave, add another). Now press play and get set to fast-track your success.
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
TechPixies Training – Social Media Superhero Bootcamp
Marie Forleo – Everything is Figureoutable
Jennifer Allwood – Fear is Not the Boss of You
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