Speaking up or walking away often becomes necessary to work how you desire on a job. We all know that quitting never solves anything, whereas expressing ourselves with diplomacy and taking action to find a solution may be the better step. At the very least, it’s a small step in the better direction.
We sadly see in the news that more people are experiencing stress with their jobs, even when working remotely. More people are quitting in higher numbers than ever, and employers are struggling to find replacements. There are multiple possibilities for finding a satisfactory ending to the tumultuous upheaval.
Successful negotiations require that you know in detail what you want in place to work how you desire. It’s always best to begin on a positive note. Therefore, the better approach is to list out the elements of work that we enjoy the most. Second, we are to document the troubling aspects of our employment and the reasoning we attach to it.
But complaints by themselves only produce trouble and can include being fired. For a successful negotiation, it’s best to attach multiple ideas for fixing the situation of concern. All the while, it’s essential that we ground ourselves to be diplomatic and curious to learn the possibilities upon presenting our case for improving the situation. By offering multiple choices, the other party almost feels obligated to pick one, assuming it’s reasonable. A successful negotiation is a pleasant exchange of ideas and possibilities to find an acceptable conclusion.
Before negotiating with management or clientele, we must remind ourselves that not everything will end in a rosy picture. It’s essential to come to terms with what we want to do next, albeit finding a new job or beginning our own business. It is necessary to prepare ourselves by having a backup plan should the negotiation not prove worthy.
A surprising element soon pops into the picture as we prepare to make a case for our new direction. Whereas we may have been unhappy, depressed, or ready to quit, enthusiasm usually enters our mindset once our plan is in place. Although it may be stressful to face an appointment with a manager or CEO, it’s also exciting to realize we are taking necessary steps to correct what we believe to be not workable.
Enthusiasm is essential for negotiation as it makes us more aware of all the elements we need for the upcoming conversation. And the energetic communication encourages the other party to listen better.
At the very worst, when an agreement does not finalize as we hope, we know we did everything possible to move forward. By allowing the stress and fear to fade away, the underlying win factor is a positive answer to the question, are you ready to work how you desire?
We have to accept that outcomes escape perfection. The matter to consider is whether we are content to live with the result of our negotiation. The initial conversation may give rise to new ideas later to attempt a further negotiation and outcome down the road. But if the result proves less than desirable, it may be time to consider a new job or become an entrepreneur.
Most people hold an idealistic view of entrepreneurship that will enable you to work how you desire. Sadly, it’s a naïve perspective, and the realization quickly hits. Suddenly we are thrust into the unknown world of business. Although we may have experience with business development, clientele, and sales, there is a steep learning curve. Additionally, expenses arise of which one isn’t aware upfront. The commitment to entrepreneurship can be overwhelming. It’s up to us to figure out what works best to maintain our identity, feed our passion, and fuel our desire to pursue business growth.
Your Story: Do You Work How You Desire?
Three reasons are in front of you for figuring out what you want to do moving forward:
- The Weekend to focus on what you want in your quiet time.
- The last quarter of the year includes finalizing the majority of business for the year
- A new year that will arrive more quickly than you expect.
An excellent practice is to always keep your vision for what you want at heart and revise goals as needed to achieve your desires. Aligning with the method is knowing that not every strategy will work as you believe it will. It is only through your commitment of resolve to continue will you continue to work how you desire!
In Conclusion: Work How You Desire
We each hold different ideas, and it is up to us to reconcile what we desire. Resilience is necessary to fix what is not right and move on and try again. Experimenting with ideas to assist is the only way to find your needle in the haystack and finally create the opportunity to work how you desire.