What Holds You Back?

When I ask my clients what holds them back from becoming bolder, braver, and better paid, I get comments like:

"I don't know what my worth* is."

"I'm afraid to upset the higher-ups with my ask."

"What if their rejection means I'm not cut out for my dreams?"

If you've ever had a thought like this, you're not alone. Read more to find out the root cause of this problem and how to fix it.

Who Decides?

After a live demonstration of a simple but powerful strategy to get past no, a workshop attendee asked this question:

"But how do you know whether you're being aggressive, pushy, or too much?"

This was an excellent question, because it voices the doubt we've all encountered. 

Negotiate The Unwritten Rules

Have you ever felt like there were unwritten rules of leveling up and getting ahead in the workplace that NO ONE TOLD YOU ABOUT?

If you're reading this, then you've probably already wised to the truth that keeping your head down and silently doing good work DON'T get you promoted. It's not the fast track to promotion; it's the fast track to exhaustion.

Being strategic with your long-term goals, however, will help you navigate the unwritten rules.

Asking in a smart way, I've found, always works.