Tag: overcoming underearning

Being Self-Made is a Myth [Creative Freedom S4E8]

This is the last segment on aspects of underearning, but I'm coming at it a different way. Forbes just launched their list of 2018's richest self-made women. I get where they're coming from, but the truth is that none of us is self-made. None of us just spontaneously appeared from the ether. Someone, somewhere had a […]

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How to Raise Your Rates And Your Income [Creative Freedom S4E6]

Okay, so it's time to raise your rates, but how? Welcome to Episode 6 of the season! It's the logical follow-up to last week's episode sharing 11 signs that you need to charge more. So now that you're clear you need to charge more, here are 7 ways to make it happen without feeling icky about […]

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Episode Six: How to Raise Your Rates (and get paid!)

This is Season Four, Episode Six. This is the next logical step after our last episode. Once you get clear that it's time to raise your rates, how, exactly do you go about raising them? Have a listen to this week's episode, where I walk you through a few different approaches, from the basic, Nike approach […]

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11 Signs You Need To Charge More [Creative Freedom S4E5]

This one’s all about the dolla billz, baby! Many creative entrepreneurs get emotional when it comes to price increases. So, what if there were an easy, external way to know that it’s time to raise your rates? What if there were 11 ways? Your wish is my command! Here are 11 external indicators that can […]

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Episode 5: 11 Signs You Need To Charge More

This is Season Four, Episode Five. This one's all about the dolla billz, baby! Whether you've raised your prices in the last year or the last month, it could be time to raise them again if they didn't go high enough in the first place. Many creative entrepreneurs get emotional when it comes to price increases. […]

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Saying no is sexy: How to do it with class & authenticity - without being a doormat! [Creative Freedom S4E4]

Are you being a doormat in your business? Do you constantly put everyone else's needs ahead of your own? If so, you're not alone. This week, we're focusing on one way to mitigate the 5 core symptoms of underearning: learning how to say "no" with class and authenticity. This is the third in a series […]

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How to keep going even when you feel overwhelmed [Creative Freedom S4E3]

Once upon a time, I ran ten miles and no one was chasing me. It was a bucket list thing, to run the Bobby Crim 10-mile road race in my hometown. So I suited up and, in a matter of just over 2.5 hours, managed to lose about 4 pounds. Ha. I also learned a […]

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Episode 3: How to keep momentum even when you're feeling overwhelmed

This is Season Four, Episode Three. The overwhelm episode. Overwhelm is a common trap for creative entrepreneurs caught in an underearning cycle. What can you do when you're knee deep in a project (or multiple projects) and have to keep going? Lisa shares what she learned running her first (and only) 10-mile foot race about how to […]

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5 Symptoms of Underearning [Creative Freedom S4E2]

We're tackling one of the biggest problems creative entrepreneurs face this week: underearning. Too many years of "paying your dues" working for free or for "exposure" have compounded the problem of creative entrepreneurs owning and asserting their value in the marketplace and charging fees equal to that value. Add to that a sense of shame or other […]

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Episode 2: The 5 Symptoms of Underearning

This is Season Four, Episode Two. Where we tackle the core symptoms of underearning that are common to most creative entrepreneurs. Just because you demonstrate any or all of these symptoms once in a while doesn't make you an underearner. But, if a pattern persists, you'll definitely want to look closer. This is the first […]

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