It happens to us all. Maybe this is your boss. Or the chairman of the board. Or a client.
You want, need or deserve something you believe the other person probably doesn’t want to give.
Maybe you’ve been putting off this conversation for a while, hoping for things will magically resolve themselves in your favor. (I sure wish that would work at least once.)
Or maybe you’ve started to build a resentment over this — and would love to give the person a piece of your mind. (She needs it — because if she were as smart as you, she’d already done what she should!).
Or maybe you’re afraid that the worst possible outcome will happen if you speak up.
This short video shares some of the counsel a friend and I discussed as she prepared herself to ask for the money she was owed — for work that the client was very satisfied with.
Here are some other helpful links:
- A process to use to prepare and have a difficult conversation: “Is the Thought of Having a Difficult Conversation Raising Your Blood Pressure?”
- An article on the neuroscience of “Moving the Brain from Conflict to Cooperation”
- How to let off steam: “Video: Three Ways to Play with Your Stress”
Do your preparation and walk in ready to see more of what you want.
Want to change difficult situations into opportunities to create a better outcome? Let’s talk.