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Do You Embrace Your Worth?

The magic of what you want to do and how you want to do it, starts and ends with you.

How you respect yourself.

How you move through the voices that try to reduce your efforts.

How you determine what you’re WORTH.

Male or female – it doesn’t matter.

If you walk around apologetic and wishy-washy in your belief of your worth, people around you will take their cues from you and do the same.

Someone doesn’t like you?

Toughen up, buttercup.

Someone doesn’t like your work?

Tell ’em to keep on walkin’.

Someone telling you how much your work is worth and you’re believing them?


It’s time to get a handle on your worth.


Ain’t no one else gonna do it like you will.

I even made a video about it (circa 2016 post-chemo hair, don’t care!), which I purposely started at the 4:47 tic mark. Go back and watch the rest if you like.

I grew up with a father who constantly reminded me that I could do whatever the hell I wanted to in this life.

I grew up in West Texas surrounded by boys.

I grew up in an era that wasn’t particularly fond of women having a self-assured voice.

Yet, when you combine all of the above, you get me, the gal brimming with self-confidence who never met a strong opinion she wasn’t afraid to voice.

I have rarely questioned my worth.

My recipe for getting a handle on your worth, as you chase your beautiful dream is this: VALUE YOU!

ROI (return on investment) is key.

I have used the method of examining ROI on almost everything in my life, yet somehow failed to apply the method to my fees.

Are you wondering if it works?


And, it will – IT DOES! – for you too.

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How To Get A Handle on Your Worth

#1: Determine your skill level.

#2: Charge what you’re worth.

#3: Do not flinch when anyone says you’re too expensive.

#4: Do not apologize.

#5: Do not rationalize.

#6: Repeat 1-5, as needed.

#7: If someone says you’re too expensive: DO NOT WALK AWAY! Simply ask: Compared to what?

This accomplishes two things:

#1: The conversation continues.

#2: You’ll instantly be presented with pain points you can address (and solve!), shining a light on the ROI you offer, thereby almost effortlessly qualifying your fees.

If you aren’t used to being you’re own best advocate, this may take some practice.

Be courageous.

Be bold.

Be confident.


Practice – Practice – Practice.

I can’t wait to hear how you jump this hurtle. (OMGosh, does it always come back around to running for me?!)

Get a handle on your worth.




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Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Great confidence booster. How do you deal with negative comments on your writing or videos?

Patti Tucker

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Dealing with negativity is pretty straightforward for me: consider the source.

If I respect the person, I listen, then takeaway anything meaningful TO ME. I may not change a thing. I may disagree. But, I'm always willing to listen. But, just because someone disagrees with me, doesn't make their opinion valuable. Do you, baby!

If I'm being trolled, I delete and ignore. My house - my rules.

Hope that helps.

Lisa @ The Meaning of Me

Monday 10th of September 2018

Definitely sage advice - some we could probably all stand to take to heart. Love your no-nonsense approach. Reminds me of my own grandparents' and parents' outlooks.

Patti Tucker

Monday 10th of September 2018

Thanks for the love, Lisa!


Saturday 8th of September 2018

You should, since you are! Agree?

Patti Tucker

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Agreed - lol!


Saturday 8th of September 2018

Such sage, splendid advice! Love it that you do not sugar-coat anything, but instead are quite direct and perspicacious. Your "compared to what" remark is the key element in this message. Keep on keeping on!

Patti Tucker

Saturday 8th of September 2018

Thank you, Sandi. (Total truth: I had to look up "perspicacious" - and now plan to use it ever'where I can)

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