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Outline ReviewThere are more high-salaried women in the workforce today than ever before, yet most females remain seriously underpaid when compared to their male counterparts. Motivational speaker and financial journalist Barbara Stanny decided to find out why by identifying the differences between those who draw the big bucks and those who don't. In Secrets of Six-Figure Women she reveals what makes the leading edge tick, as well as how others can use the information to boost their own paychecks and self-esteem. "For far too many women, financial limits have become a fact of life. The thought of making more is like climbing Mount Everest, a colossal, if not impossible task," writes Stanny. "That's exactly how I used to feel." By examining scores of top moneymakers, along with dozens of those earning below their potentials, Stanny discovered what works and what doesn't. After analyzing the subsequent lessons (i.e., you actually can boost your income without selling out, the requisite traits to do so can be developed by virtually anyone, money really can't buy happiness), she proposes specific strategies for maximizing their impact (intend from the start to succeed, stretch yourself, manage any payoff with care). Stanny professes throughout that she desires to offer "insight, hope and guidance to any of you who aspire to earn more." With this surprisingly practical and ultimately inspirational guidebook, she delivers. --Howard Rothman
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.31" Width: 6.35" Height: 0.99" Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 2002
ISBN 0060185481 ISBN13 9780060185480 UPC 099455023955
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More About Barbara Stanny
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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fuzzy Mar 17, 2008
The "secrets" in this book are typical of the incomplete thinking that is common to so many books on success, as explained in "Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense" by J Pfeffer.
In a nutshell, the author reveals these mundane "secrets" which also ignore the millions who start their own businesses and fail but who also follow these strategies:
SECRET 1: Financial Success Is Possible in Almost Any Field, and Lack of Education Doesn't Have to Hold You Back. SECRET 2: Working Hard Doesn't Mean Working All the Time. SECRET 3: Focus on Fulfilling Your Values Rather Than Financial Gain. SECRET 4: Loving What You Do Is Much More Important Than What You Do. SECRET 5: Feel the Fear. Have the Doubts. Go for It Anyway. SECRET 6: Think in Terms of Trade-offs, Not Sacrifices, to Find a Workable Equilibrium. SECRET 7: Sometimes You Just Have to Shrug It Off and Have a Good Laugh. SECRET 8: Appreciate Abundance.
SIX-FIGURE TRAITS 1. A profit motive. Money per se may not be their driving force, but six-figure women absolutely expect to be well compensated for their work. They want to make money. They feel good about making money. They enjoy what money gives them. Profit, to these women, has a positive ring. 2. Audacity. Every woman I interviewed came to a point where she had to step outside her comfort zone and do something she wasn't completely sure she could do. It was rarely an experience she relished, nor did she always succeed. But she worked up the moxie to make the effort. 3. Resilience. They all had the grit to get back up and keep going when they didn't succeed or when they encountered setbacks. 4. Encouragement. Six-figure women have tremendously nurturing relationships with one or more people who believe in them, support them, continually root for them, and sometimes prod them along. Some, but definitely not all, had encouraging parents. Every one has remarkable friendships. And for those in a committed relationship, a supportive husband or partner is invariably cited as essential to their success.
STRATEGIES FOR EARNING MORE
1. Declare your intention to make good money. 2. Let go of where you are (leave your job if you feel stuck) 3. Decide which game to play - "play it safe" or "gamble to win" 4. Jump in, ready or not. 5. Keep on truckin'. 6. Grab opportunities. 7. No excuses allowed. 8. Ignore naysayers. 9. Never personalize.
It changed my life Feb 15, 2008
This book made me recognize that I was an under earner and living in financial chaos. I am so glad that I read it because it helped me to make some positive changes in my life. I would recommend it for everyone.
One of the best books I've ever bought Jan 24, 2008
I bought this book a few years ago and I've read it several times. Now I'm buying it for a friend who is having confidence issues at work. I want her to realize that she's worth more than what she's getting right now, and I believe this book will give her that extra confidence!
You'll read this book over and over Aug 26, 2007
In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Stanny takes you through a process of recognizing why so many women underearn and what we can do to earn what we are worth. From dealing with our fears about stepping out of our comfort zone and challenging longstanding beliefs to helping readers learn to develop a profit motive, this book will help you position yourself to prosper mentally, emotionally and physically. On a personal note - as a female business owner, whenever I'm tempted to undercharge for my services or allow fear to impact my decisions, I re-read "Secrets of Six Figure Women," to help me stay on the six figure track and remind myself that I'm worth it.
Cassandra Mack, host of The No More Drama Hour of Power and author of, "The Single Mom's Little Book of Wisdom: 42 Tidbits of Wisdom To Help You Survive, Succeed and Stay Strong."
Great advice for any career woman Jun 5, 2007
Even if you're already at $100k+, this is a great book for general career advice, and even financial planning. Liked it so much I bought two for friends. Reminds you to be assertive and have confidence and to ask for things; don't get left behind. Good insight into past decision making, too; prevent future mistakes.