Pay Me What I am Worth

A Book by Soul Dancer
Review excerpt by:  Jason Womack, Author Your Best Just Got Better
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soul_dancerSoul Dancer enjoys a unique birth name as well a life as a private spiritual teacher, coach, key-note speaker, live-talk radio show host and syndicated columnist. Soul is the Founder of Soul University and author of Pay Me What I’m Worth. His life journey includes earning a masters in social work and a bachelors in human relationships from the University of Minnesota. His travels take him to 20+ countries to receive training and offer teaching as a social worker, monk and shaman. Learn more at

I met the author – Souldancer – at a book signing event in New York City. I gladly accepted a copy of his book; I had no idea it would take me more than 60 days to read it! Well, it was more than reading I was doing…you see, I actually worked through the more than 30 exercises he has created for us readers. I felt as though I had my very own coach throughout the entire process. I’m an advocate of finding and working with mentors. At any given time, for any given endeavor, I have one or two people who I’m calling about weekly to check in with and talk about “how things are going.”

This book has been my mentor for the past two months.

A few pages from Pay Me What I’m Worth that stood out to me:

83: As you live a happy, healthy, honest life, you do make a difference. Your smile, hug, kind words, financial support, and social support (for example, introducing people to other people you know) all nourish other people’s lives like eating a steamy bowl of soup on a chilly day. Never underestimate the power of comfort to inspire the power of life-changing hope.

Recently at a MeetUp in New York City hosted by Kate Gaffin (founder of Connecting to Greatness – a monthly networking even in the city) I had the opportunity to dive deep in to the topic of meaning and contribution. What Souldancer does here is simply genius. At just about the point where the book could take the “money turn,” he changes directions. (I really had to reflect on what he did here.) All of a sudden, wealth and compensation became less about cash, and more about contribution; how totally cool!

97: Exercise 19: S.M.A.R.T.E.R. goals

(Most of you reading this have seen the first 5 letters of SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, Timely … Souldancer adds two more: Enjoyable, Rewarding)

So, just for kicks, I looked up those two words, and here you are:
Enjoy: take delight or pleasure in
Reward: a thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement

So, this week’s challenge: See if there’s something you could accomplish this week that would be enjoyable AND rewarding…

I can highly recommend this book if you’re at a point in your life where you’re looking for (a) your next thing, or (b) to bring your current thing to the next level.

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