Claiming My Self Worth
I have been thinking about self worth a lot lately. Mainly because in the business I am in. Which is blogging sometimes you have to answer the question on how much you think your services are worth quite often. Many times I have thought I lowballed myself. Which makes me think of how my much I value myself. Self worth is very important. You have to calculate how much you think are worth and then sell it when it comes to how much time you put into the work that you do. It’s not just blogging. All jobs you have to demand what you think you are worth. Me claiming my self worth is a must. The other day I received in email from a company asking me how much I charge for a campaign and I gave a really low price. I mean when I took in account everything they were asking me to do after I gave the price I gave I felt I should have asked for more. I don’t want to be greedy but I also don’t want to cheat myself. That’s when I realized I have a problem of feeling worthy of many things. My self worth doesn’t only suck when it comes to things like pay but also comes in the way with other things. I am a pretty peaceful person. Confrontation is one of the things I hate the most but I also know I give up a lot of my worth when I don’t stand up to people who have wronged me. I just don’t feel like you always have to yell and scream to get your point of across. I do miss many opportunities though to demand respect and let others know how I want to be treated when I choose to let things go. When people know how to respect and treat you it goes a long way. I mean I can command it of my kids but why can’t I do it with adults.
Self worth is very important. I know I need to work on it. I just don’t know if I can deal with the fall out of commanding respect. I hate hurting people’s feelings and arguing. I know that should be the last thing I am worried about. So I need to make a decision command what I am worth or continue to be walked on. A let it go attitude is not going to work anymore. Plus I would be really disappointed if I saw my kids letting people do it to them so I shouldn’t let them see it be done to me. I want them to know that it is okay to demand respect and to be treated well. It is also okay to have self confidence. Just because you demand it doesn’t make you evil.
Do you demand your worth? How do you handle confrontation?