Your style is... Competitive
Friend, when it comes to negotiating, you've got no time for pleasantries. You skip the small talk and cut right to the chase. This means you get results QUICK. On top of that, once you decide on your ideal outcome, you're unwavering.Quick tip: your aggressive drive and determination might be a teensy bit off-putting at times, so don't be afraid to soften your approach. Competitive is a common negotiation style, so it's relatively easy to counteract.“Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.” – Carrie FisherThree Quick ‘n Easy Tips for Painless Negotiations👇1) Manage Your MindsetFriend, if you’re new to negotiation, be careful not to approach it as if it's an argument. Negotiation is simply a discussion between individuals seeking a mutually beneficial outcome – it doesn't have to get heated. Plus treating it like a conflict might cause you to behave unnecessarily aggressive or tense.Instead, demonstrate your warmth and patience to whoever you’re negotiating with. Listen carefully to their needs, and if they don’t align with yours, be prepared to respectfully decline.2) Prepare, Prepare, Prepare👆Somethings are so important you have to say them three times… Do not show up to a negotiation without doing your homework. Find out the other party’s needs, pressures, and options. This’ll help you make well-informed decisions.On top of that, reflect on your own goals for the negotiation. Try asking yourself questions like ‘What’s my ideal outcome?’ and ‘Where am I willing to compromise?’ When the time comes, you’ll be likelier to stay true to your goals having thought about them in advance.3) Don’t Take it PersonallyTry to view negotiations as business transactions. This’ll help ease some of your insecurities about what the other person may be thinking. Remember, their opinions are none of your business. What’s most important is coming to a mutually beneficial outcome.Don’t let what you’ve learned about the other party cloud your critical thinking abilities. Just because they might represent a large company, doesn’t mean you should feel intimidated.Wait a Sec – Let Me Introduce MyselfHey there, I’m Anna Nelson 👋 I’m a career coach who specializes in training freelancers to negotiate for higher pay.More than anything, I want you to realize your worth and ask for it on a consistent basis. If you’re ready to start treating your time and energy like the precious resources they are, my services are for you 🙌✨Extra Resources to Smooth Over Your Negotiation? Read On...1) Check out this blog post where I show you my office-friendly outfit go-tos. Hint: it’s so much more than boring button-downs and pleated slacks.2) Listen to me speak on this podcast episode. I fill host Natalie Ramon in on my personal experience working as a freelance creative.3) Book a free consultation with me. If you think we’d be a good match, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let’s give this thing a go!P.S. Expect to See Me in Your Inbox with Insights on Your Negotiation Style!