In the book Overcoming Underearning, Barbara Stanny identifies 10 qualities of underearners. I have known for years that I was an underearner but was shocked to realize that I have fully 8 of these qualities! 1 and 9 definitely have never applied to me…I didn’t feel trapped and I LOVE wealth. For years, I felt like I needed to be a mom first, the kind of mom I never had, and that having a job that paid me a lot of money would require more time and work than I wanted to give. I didn’t think I could have both.
From the book…”Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”- Carl Jung
Just as it’s important to know your WHY related to being successful, it is important to know WHY you are an underearner. Only when you know WHY, can you know how to change it.
Do any of these qualities ring true for you?