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?
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.
Everybody has talent. It’s just a matter of moving around until you’ve discovered what it is – George Lucas
Are you moving around enough to discover your talent?
I write about experimenting your way into a career change in my Forbes post: Want A Career Change But Unsure What? Do This First
You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety – Abraham Maslow
Are you playing it too safe?
When was the last time you made a mistake, felt uncomfortable, or embarrassed yourself?
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.