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Summary

Quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is increasing and continues to rise at a rate faster than for men. From entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from white-collar professionals to freelancers and part-timers, women are forging careers with considerable financial success.

In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker, and financial educator, identifies the seven key strategies of female high earners: Profit Motive, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-Attachment, and Financial Know-How.

Based on extensive research and hundreds of interviews, including more than 150 women whose annual earnings range from $100,000 to $7 million, Stanny turns each of the six-figure traits into a specific strategy for upping earnings. By rigorously fine-tuning them, listeners can, step-by-step, climb the income ladder.

©2004 Barbara Stanny (P)2017 Tantor

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"A concise, honest book...Stanny offers advice with the reader's personal well-being in mind." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Fantastic

Loved this book, interesting and thoughtful content. Gave tangible advice . I will re read this again and again.

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A great read.

A great read! Although I wish there was more focus on women in business. I recommend

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Disempowering, limited to corporate world

I really wanted to like this book, and I tried so hard to, but there were SO many reminders of the glass ceiling, women being paid less than men, more money being harder work and more stress, that it really just left me deflated. Im sure (I’m hoping) the author was trying fo talk about these things as non-truths in a way to empower the reader, but I was more disempowered than anything.

It also seemed to be very specific to the corporate world rather than the entrepreneurial world, so it wasn’t what I was expecting, but maybe it would be more helpful to those in the corporate world (I am not), maybe, hopefully.

Couldn’t finish it.

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An essential guide for women serious about earning more

This isn't just about earning six figures. It’s about taking control of your earning potential, managing your money and building long term wealth. The stories and outline of the book are 10/10. I have pages and pages of notes. I have already secured higher salary at a new job which I was told was out of my reach. I 100% recommend this book

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Great read very informative

loved the mindset and habits behind the women in both camps it was very interesting to see what had led certain women to be successful and others to hold themselves back.

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Excellent and informative. I have the audio version and completed it in a day. Lots of lightbulb moments.

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great listen

really enjoyed. gave me the push I needed to up my prices and head higher

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Motivational Read

It's a book I will continuously go back to. Lots of life lessons for today's woman.

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Loved this sentiment of this book

Hope it can be read by many women that need to grow and learn what it takes to be a successful person, with a strong financial foundation and wings to fly.

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not worth the money

Struggled to finish it. it just lacked substance from other books I have read

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  • 29-12-18

Loved it

Although, now I think six-figures is a bit limiting! Can we have an updated edition titled, “Secrets of Seven-Figure Women”?? In all seriousness, this audiobook entered my life at an opportune time—when I decided to leave law firm life (where I was terribly undervalued and not appreciated at all) to branch off and start my own solo practice! I will be referencing this book for many years to come, I’m sure. Hopefully, one day I’ll have a legal practice run by powerful, compassionate, and ambitious women!

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  • Jelisa Smith
  • 17-04-18

Every Woman Needs to Read This

Every Woman Needs to Read This!! This will be the first book we read in my new online book club and I will buy copies for women in my life to read. Exceptional. Own your power ladies, the World needs it!

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  • Zhavontia Crosby
  • 18-03-19

Great information, dull narrator

The narrator was dull and monotone. She brought absolutely no life to the story's of some amazing women. The content is a 5, The delivery was a 1.

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  • Aja Williams
  • 23-09-17

Great Read!

Honest book discusses pros and cons of six figure earning. Was motivated and applied some techniques and changed thought patterns while listening to it.

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  • erlyvo8705
  • 24-04-18

Very motivating

I learned a tremendous amount and enjoyed this book at the same time. The opposite of boring! Life changing! (I just have to get over my fears that I wasn’t aware of that are holding me back.)

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  • Lillian
  • 12-12-18

Changed my life

I played it at 1.5 speed and felt like the plane ride profoundly changed my way of thinking

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  • Crystal
  • 24-02-18

Life Changing

What made the experience of listening to Secrets of Six-Figure Women the most enjoyable?

The book helped me look deep inside myself to discover the reasons why I am under earning. It helped to uncover experienceces as a child... that had a negative psychological impact on how I viewed money and what I thought I was capable of. Now that I know my debilitating issues, I can address them head on. Change starts from within, a mental shift is essential for any women to achieve her highest potential.

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  • Breemee
  • 02-06-17

Good Listen

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I am a six figure woman and I agree with what she talks about, both from the standpoint of a previous under earner and now a high earner.

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  • SVP Dr Ann McCoy
  • 29-12-18

omg

this book has been pivotal....a before and after moment... super grateful it was recommended to me

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  • Erika
  • 13-04-18

Powerful

Thank you, I forget my power and this book is a roadmap to finding your inner power and success in all areas o life.

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