EP 31 // Hiring Myself and Working Worthfully // Christine Baird

“Money just makes you more of who you already were.” – Sara Blakely

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to own my worth in my career lately. I’m in an evolution in my own career, and I did a massive career change 4 years ago, so it’s something I have experience with.

The first six years of my career I worked in corporate insurance sales – about as traditional of a profession as you can get.

Then I did a career 180 and became a freelancer in a completely different industry (online content creation). It was a trip.

Not only did it give me the opportunity to remake my relationship with my professional worth, it was the very beginning of how I learned to live worthfully.

This episode is one of my favorites so far. It’s something I’m so passionate about. It’s something that I’ve lived and I continue to live daily.

If I’ve learned anything about my worth from working for myself, it’s that my profession, bank account, and status will never reflect my true worth. So the sooner I focus my self-worth on who I am outside of my career, the quicker I’ll be able to give my best contribution.

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Show notes:

  • What it means to hire yourself (3:12)
  • How to feel worthfull when you are freelancing (9:15)
  • How I learned to attach my worth to something other than a paycheck (11:10)
  • The value of listening to other people’s stories of how they made it (12:30)
  • The lifesaver that got me through the early years of working for myself (14:18)
  • Why it’s so important to do things that bring you joy regardless of income (16:32)
  • What we have to unlearn to own our worth in our work (26:45)

“The habits that we form when we are at our lowest are the habits that stick with us when we are at our highest.”

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