Knowing your worth changes everything. It changes how you're treated, respected, viewed, and even paid. I recently read an article online and there was a quote that stuck out to me:
“In a time where entire businesses are devoted to insecurity, a girl who knows her worth is rare.”
This really spoke to me. Businesses are focused on making sure we doubt ourselves so we can continue to feel like we need their products or services. The more you don’t know your worth, the more you buy products you don’t need or work at a job you're over-qualified for. Same goes for relationships. When you don't know your worth, you'll make excuses for people who treat you poorly, start doing things for other people you don’t want to do, get taken advantage of and continue to short-change yourself. If you feel you're not good enough, you'll continue to feel less than and accept the bare minimum.
I know many girls who have settled for less because deep inside they don't believe they deserve more. There is always that one girl who is killing it in her career, but when it comes to relationships she can't stop dating assholes.
Your energy, confidence and attitude are the currency others will transact with. That means when you change how you value yourself, you make other people change how they value you too.
It's not easy. There are so many outside factors trying to make us second-guess ourselves and make us question our looks, abilities, skills – our value. We get messages of self-doubt thrown our way almost every single day.
That’s why I created luxegrl. I’m on a mission to get us to understand our worth so we won't ever shortchange ourselves again.