Do not allow anyone to place a value on you that depreciates you, undermines who you are, and what you believe in.
I was recently bidding for a particular piece of work, and was told that because someone is cheaper than me, they are likely to consider them, and if I wanted to continue with the bid, I should reduce my price. Well, my spiritual intuition kicked in, silently telling me NOT to under value myself. That if I believe that I am worth what I had quoted, then I should not lower the price.
My intuition carried on to tell me, that if I reduce the price I would be simplifying the work that needed to be done, and that would not be true to the client and myself. I stuck to my guns!
I have time and time again, in the past reduced my prices, and having to work longer hours, in getting the work done. In essence, what I was doing then was, indicating that I was not ‘worth it’. I was in fact ‘shrinking to fit’!
Negotiation is one thing, though to be devalued is clearly another. I shall always prefer the former.
This is a reminder that you, should not wait for others to appreciate you, you should celebrate and appreciate yourself. Self-appreciation increases your self-worth. I am worth it!!
If you are not careful, you may find yourself, before long, devaluing and depreciating yourself not only in your career, in your personal relationships too. Follow your intuition, and learn to place real value for your work, in your relationships and for your life.
Like the advert says…’Why?’ ‘Because I am worth it’!!