Every day we make 35 679+ decisions. Negotiating these doesn’t have to suck.
Forget the old concept of negotiation and the combative win-at-all-cost approach to getting what you want. There’s no need to fight and every reason not to, when you identify as an introvert.
Whether your goal is negotiating a higher salary, persuading your landlord to reduce rent, influencing sales-people to give you a better deal on a new car with zero fear, or getting more out of life and stressing less; you need Negotiate without Negotiating.
Sounds great, but what’s in it for me?
This step-by-step guide for introverts who want to get more and stress less, teaches:
- How to find who you are, what you want and what you deserve in your professional and personal life
- How to never miss a chance to turn any negotiation into a positive collaboration ever again
- How to avoid the deadly sin of no alternatives and come up with a list of outcomes to make everyone happy when negotiating (even if you have zero idea what people want)
- How to control win-win negotiations, where neither party can lose
- How introverts have a hidden confidence they’re not using to their advantage when they could easily negotiate anything using them
Easily apply these simple negotiation tactics to ensure you stress less and gain more from life without feeling like you’re even negotiating.
But I’m an introvert – I hate negotiating?
Negotiation sucks but it doesn’t have to.
In fact, you negotiate every day, it’s just you don’t think of what you do as negotiating. Any decisions you make with other people are negotiations. Even better, if you’re an introvert you already have a secret advantage.
- Feel uncomfortable asking for what you want (even if it means everything to you)?
- Worry that raising a complex issue will cause someone not to like you? Wrong! It can, but I’ll teach you how to do it so other people will be glad you raised the point.
- Qualify everything with a weak disclaimer such as, “I’m sorry to bother you…”?
- Completely back-flip on your position and lose what you hoped to achieve in the first place?
Most of us introverts would rather have our teeth pulled through our eye sockets than have to negotiate. It makes us feel dirty. We become awkward and shy about what we actually want.
We start feeling as if we have to fight to for our life rather than thinking and working to achieve the best outcome for everyone.
Maybe you worry that negotiating your rent will mean you lose your house. Maybe trying to negotiate your way out of debt will land you at the uncomfortable end of the repo-man.
In the end, you negotiate away what you wanted in the first place and then to top it off you rationalize your behviour to confirm the bad decisions you’ve already made.
Negotiation can actually be fun, and when it doesn’t feel like you’re even negotiating you can avoid the stress and gain more of what you really deserve, whether that’s fair pay or less hours in the office.
This book isn’t for everyone…
Look, if you’re a hostage negotiator or a secret agent you’re probably already using these tips and certainly don’t need to read about them again.
But, if you just can’t decide how to split the bill and you want to know what the difference is between those who get and those who lose, then you’re in the right place.
If you’re ready to negotiate without negotiating and you want to get more and stress less, then head back up the page and hit the big orange button.