Dare to Negotiate a Successful Career

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.


Find success through negotiation. I dare you!
Are you on the bus to success and happiness in your career?

I’m sure you didn’t get to where you are in your career by playing it safe. You’ve had to take risks in order to get noticed and promoted. In fact, I would say that being willing to take risks is one of the keys to finding success. But what do you do when you feel like your career has stalled even after you took all those risks? 

What does any dare devil do once they’ve successfully jumped their motorcycle over 12 buses? Naturally, they add another bus or two and start all over again. When a dare devil achieves one risky move, they’re not satisfied. They have to constantly up the ante. 

Add another bus. When you feel like you’ve achieved the next level of success, don’t stop. Up the ante. It’s going to take you some time to be able to reach your next goal, so why not start right away? When you set new goals immediately, you’ll never stop growing and challenging yourself.  

Expect some crashes. As I stated above, you’re not going to make that next big jump immediately, there are going to be some pretty big hurdles to overcome, so expect to crash and burn a couple times. It’s OK, people will forget the mistakes once they see the impressive final results. 

Perform with flair. When you’re finally ready to make the next big jump, don’t do it with subtlety. Don’t be arrogant about it either, just make sure there are people around to witness the results of all your hard work.  

Never stop adding buses. If you want to keep succeeding, you can never stop trying to do better than what you achieved last. Always be looking to the horizon for bigger and better challenges.


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