I remember there was a time in my life when I was always so afraid to ask for what I wanted; being respect, salary, or even how I wanted food cooked at a restaurant.
I always thought negotiating meant rejection and I never wanted anyone to think I was ever saying No. Saying no in my mind meant possibly never having that opportunity again, which ultimately meant failure.
I HATE failure.
But one day after speaking with some friends I negotiated my first salary increase. It was SMALL but the impact was tremendous for my self esteem. I quickly learned all they could say was no…or YES! If I never asked how would I know.
Now I think I ask way too much! Lol but I am ok with that. With more asking came a great increase in being told no. And that is ok too. Hearing no no longer means rejection it now means try again.
And that next salary increase was HUGE! 🙂
Take a risk.
Always with love,
My beast friends as I call them! Ebony and Aaron always remind me to dig deeper and reach higher.