I hear from a lot of women about their dreams of making more money and working fewer hours.
But when it comes to making their preferences known to their bosses, clients, and spouses – they balk.
After getting a bunch of new responsibilities at work, they feel embarrassed to ask their boss for a raise.
They feel awkward asking their clients to pay them a fair wage for their work.
And they feel weird about asking their spouses to cook and do the dishes every day.
With all that, it’s no wonder that they are working so hard for so little money. They are doing other people’s jobs for them (the boss’s job, the client’s job, the spouse’s job) without getting payment or relief.
I wanted to post this as a reminder that when we feel anxious and overwhelmed, we can ask for the support we need to thrive. We can give our community a chance to give us the resources we need to make that freedom of “more money and less work” possible.
Your thoughts on this idea are welcome -- and if you've had bad experiences asking for support, please chime in.