Japanese Proverb on Perseverance

Fall seven times. Get up eight – Japanese proverb

You propose an idea at the team meeting and it falls flat. You ask for a raise and don’t receive it. You pitch for a deal and don’t land it. You ask your kid to clean their room and find it undone. You submit a guest blog inquiry and get a rejection. You notice an interesting profile on LinkedIn and send an invite that is unanswered. You watch your carbs all week and the scale still does not budget.

Obstacles abound both professionally and personally. What is the eighth thing you will try?

Dr. Chester Karrass on Negotiation

You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate – Dr. Chester Karrass

Do you ask for what you want or do you fume in silence over what you get?

Do you practice making a case for yourself, speaking with confidence and overcoming objections, or do you wing it and hope for the best?

Negotiation is a critical skill for professional and personal success. Negotiation articles and videos are available in the SixFigureStart Negotiation Toolkit.

On Time and Priorities

There is never a shortage of time. Instead, there is a confusion of priorities. – Unknown

This quote was in one of my favorite personal finances blogs: http://financialmentor.com/

If you’re feeling busy, is it because you are doing busy-work?

Can you step back and clarify your priorities and invest your time with your true priorities?

The other stuff will likely take care of itself.