Negotiating Skills I Wish I Had In My 20s

Shani Silver
6 min readOct 11, 2023

Undervaluing my work & other things I had to grow out of.

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I used to be a lawyer, but there’s nothing I’m about to say regarding earning more money and freelancing that has anything to do with that misguided endeavor. I spent most of my career as a startup stooge, “wearing many hats” and all that bullshit. Eventually I recognized that my work was not only undervalued, but I was undervalued, as…