679: Negotiating With Confidence With Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer, journalist, and author of the book Get Money. She writes about career, finance, and Negotiating With Confidence With Kristin Wonghuman behavior for places like the New York Times, Refinery29, and Glamour magazine. She’s discussed her work on WNYC, Buzzfeed’s AM2DM, and NPR’s Life Kit.

Kristin shares how negotiating helped her build her confidence and realize her own worth in the process.  She also shares tips that can help you in your own journey to self confidence.

Bio

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer, journalist, and author of the book Get Money.

Cultural Background

Kristin is of Chinese and Caucasian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Become friends with your inner critic.

Become friends with your inner critic.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is being comfortable in your own skin and who you are, loving yourself despite your flaws and being okay with it.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kristin was constantly second guessing herself and undervaluing herself.  She has come to a place where she understands that second-guessing yourself is not always a bad thing, though. Self-confidence is great, but she values other traits more: empathy, self-compassion, ambiguity.

The “AHA” Moment

Kristin started negotiating her pay and realizing she was underpaid.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kristin is learning to find a better balance between questioning herself and growing as an individual and trusting herself enough to ask for more and push back when necessary.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Make friends with your inner critic.

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