It’s always been an uphill battle for women to earn money. Why do you suppose that is? We’re as talented as men. We work as hard or even harder at succeeding. Could it be that we have an ANTI-prosperity hormone inside of us?
For many of us – – the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It seems like the poor takes four steps forward and three steps backward when it comes to making money. I want to encourage women to make it your personal & professional business to make your life the best it can be.
I’ve been thinking about this uphill battle we face daily. Maybe, some of us women are making good money but many of us are just fulfilling our destiny, riding our fulfillment to the end of the day instead of a Cadillac. Perhaps, we just have a different neurochemistry inside our body that keeps us monetarily insufficient and poor!
It has been noted there is a double standard when it comes to gender pay scales in the workplace. Yes, we have seen a change in recent years, but there still needs to be an increased understanding between the sexes concerning a woman’s true worth.
The differences between women and men in terms of thinking patterns are topics that have received increased attention during the past decade. Estes (1992), for instance, a Jungian psychoanalyst, poet, and storyteller, says that “…part of woman’s nature is instinctive, innate, and basic…When women assert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge a vibrant life in the inner and outer worlds. “ Labeling is great but what about making money?
Emily Hancock (1989) uses biographical studies of women (mainly in their 40’s and 50’s) to investigate the psychology of women. Hancock’s proposition is that the freedom and newfound abilities of the 8- to 10-year-old girl are rarely fostered in adolescence as they are in boys. Rather girls are encouraged to become proper, to fit in, and to reign in the explorations, and become a nurturer rather than striving for competence and excellence.
In adolescence, girls begin to notice that men are central to the accomplishments in science, business, medicine, and education. Many women are competent and far more excellent at people skills than men. The traditional female role finds few accessible options for prosperity despite her own competency. Hancock proposes that the key to a woman’s identity is the rediscovery of the girl within. These are:
- developing the hardy personality (through age 8),
- forming an identity as an achiever (ages 9-12),
- skill building in self-esteem (ages 13-16),
- strategies for emotional and financial self-sufficiency (ages 17-22), and
It is the authors such as Covey (1989) and Waitley (1996) who suggest that if we are to build a better future, we must first imagine it. While knowledge from science and personal experience is valuable, it tells us more about where we are and where we have been than about possible futures.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) says, “Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.” Poverty cannot rob us of the affection we have for each other but there is magic in wealth. How strange it is that a fool with money is treated with more respect than the good and/ or wise of us who have none.
Just think if women charged for the tasks they do around the house. Then, the salary “scales” would have tipped big time in their favor. If you haven’t a clue why many of us aren’t making money, I applaud you because you’ve obviously learned to activate your “Prosperity Hormone! Kudos for you! Maybe, you could take some time out and let the rest of us in on your secrets?
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Donald Trump says, “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score.” If he’s right, Men win again and Women lose still. If you were a billionaire, would you donate half your fortune to charity? It is a fact that 40 billionaires have pledged to give away half of their wealth, including Gates and Buffett, who led campaigns to persuade America’s wealthiest. Let’s hope our talented women are the recipients. However, in my opinion, I think that if all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves instead, there wouldn’t be enough to go around.