You’ve got to believe that you’re worth it. It all starts there. You can hesitate and be doubtful, you can even worry that you won’t get what you want, but in your heart of hearts, you have to fully claim that you’re worthy — and amazing.
The world reflects back to you how much you value yourself.
If you’re uncomfortable negotiating…
Role play it out. Ask a friend to be tough on you. Their job is to play hardball and coach you to stand in your power. Act out the “part” of being a hard-hitter. The point of the exercise is to uncork your inner money ninja. Trumpet your praises, stamp your feet, “I’ll go for six-figures, a parking spot, an extra three weeks paid holidays — and nothing less.” Just try on righteousness for size.
And then… come back to center, back to what feels true in your bones.
And know this: If you are willing to give a gig your all — and you can back it with talent and skill — then you fully deserve to have your energy matched.
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Danielle LaPorte is the creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter @daniellelaporte