In chapter two Barbara tells us that one common trait of underearners is “a high tolerance for low pay“. Now I wouldn’t say I’m ‘tolerating’ low pay – but maybe I am. I don’t like it, but I haven’t changed the situation.
Even though I’m sure I am an underearner she also says that “Even if you’re not a bona fide underearner, the principles in this book will definitely help you get ahead“.
She then lists 10 traits of underearners. I’m not going to list them all here but I will list the two that I think especially apply to me:
Underearners underestimate their worth – I’m pretty sure I do this
Underearners are self-saboteurs – “procrastinate, take on too much, become scattered and distracted” – I know I do this!
She goes on to say that while there are sometimes things that happen that are beyond our control, most of the 10 traits mentioned are things we can control. She also spoke a bit about empowerment.
My favorite quote from this chapter:
“Work your fingers to the bone, what do you get? Boney fingers. Boney fingers.”
— Hoyt Axton
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