Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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According to the Department of Labor, the average woman in 1998 was bringing home less than $25,000 a year. For every dollar that a man makes, a woman makes between 50 and 75 cents, and that is hardly news.

But what you may not know is that, quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is rapidly increasing. Currently, over fifteen million women make $100,000 or more, and the number continues to rise at a rate faster then for men. And these women come from every industry - psychologists, dot com founders, consultants, freelance writers, and even part-timers.

What makes these particular women able to do so well in the workplace? Fueled by curiosity, Barbara Stanny, author of Price Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money (Viking Penguin), set out to research this phenomenon. What she discovered was that, though the high-earning women she interviewed came from different backgrounds and had had greatly different work experiences, they all had certain characteristics in common.

Secrets of Six Figure Woman: Surprising Strategies of the Successful High Earners will be a ground breaking book for high earners who want to ensure their wealth, enhance their success, and learn from others who are in the same boat. It will also offer inspiration, guidance, and motivation to those who aspire to make more.

 

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User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

I try not to read too much of this kind of book these days, but this caught me in just the right mood for a bit of a motivational/cheerleading session as I was walking through the local library last ... Read full review

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User Review  - sagermk - LibraryThing

Terrific book with useful insight on how to be a high earner. Several concepts really hit me, including: you have to work smarter, not necessarily harder. And don't be afraid of failure. The author ... Read full review

Contents

The Queens in the Countinghouse
15
The Lowdown on Low Earners
45
Raising the Bar
71
The Declaration of Intention
87
Letting Go of the Ledge
107
Get in the Game
129
Speak Up
149
The Stretch
171
Seek Support
189
Obey the Rules of Money
212
Claiming Our Power
234
Resources Books and Websites
259
Reading Group Guide
276
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Page 2 - Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye; Four and twenty blackbirds Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing; Was not that a dainty dish To set before the king! The king was in his counting-house, Counting out his money; The queen was in the parlor, Eating bread and honey.
Page 130 - Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart, to give yourself to it.
Page 76 - The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Page xvi - I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store. . "For Life is a. just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task. "I worked for a menial's hire, Only to learn, dismayed, That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid.
Page x - Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire...
Page 88 - You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." - TRINA PAULUS I was a free-thinker before I knew how to think.
Page 33 - I HAVE YET TO HEAR A MAN ASK FOR ADVICE ON HOW TO COMBINE MARRIAGE AND A CAREER SO MANY MEN, SO FEW WHO CAN AFFORD ME COFFEE, CHOCOLATE, MEN.
Page 240 - Rousseau's idea that a woman's "dignity consists in being unknown to the world; her glory is in the esteem of her husband; her pleasures in the happiness of her family." Thus, while society has been legally opening its doors to women and decrying the loss of female potential, it has been teaching them to fail outside the home. No one ever seriously objects to a woman's education or intellectual development, provided its objective...
Page 91 - Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

About the author (2009)

Barbara Stanny, the leading authority on women and money, is a popular motivational speaker, financial educator, former journalist, and career counselor. She is the author of Prince Charming Isn't Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money and Secrets of Six-Figure Women. She lives in Washington state.

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