Is Gratitude Holding You Back?

When you’re offered a new job, promotion, or raise, what’s your response? Is it: “Thanks, I’m so appreciative for the chance to work with XYZ”? Or, “Thank you, I’m excited about the offer, but I would like to renegotiate the contract.”

Women are often taught from a young age to be thankful for each opportunity, but what happens when gratitude stops you from justly asking for more? Rachel Bellow and Suzanne Muchin, hosts of The Big Payoff podcast, explain how this social construct can change the ways women approach their careers.

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The Big Payoff  (From left to right: Michelle Smith, Suzanne Muchin, Rachel Bellow, and Amanda Steinberg)

In a four-part series called Women and Money, Bellow and Muchin interview DailyWorth founder and CEO Amanda Steinberg and her business partner, Michelle Smith, CEO of Source Financial. This week, they discuss how being thankful isn’t always good for your career. Learn about how to stop your gratitude from getting the better of you by listening below, or through iTunes. (Note: This podcast contains explicit language).


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