3 Steps to Take When Fear Holds You Back from Asking for What You Deserve

The three-step approach will fuel your growth as a person and as a professional. You'll develop self compassion, resilience and the confidence to advocate for yourself.

Fear of judgement or rejection won't be an obstacle, but a nudge that helps you seek your own validation from within. You'll have your own back. 

And when you make smart asks that delight your employers and clients, you'll become unstoppable. 

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Word-by-Word Script: How to Ask for a Big Pay Raise When You've Contributed Undeniable Value

"I appreciate that, and I just want to put this into perspective. Last year, I brought in $15MM, a year-over-year increase of nearly 50% and nearly half of total revenues. It just happens that $150,000 is literally one percent of the value I brought to this company last year. Right now, I'm making less than one percent. So what I’m asking is for you to consider my compensation to be in line with my level of contribution."

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Fearless Asking #3: What Do They Want and Why? (video)

In the third installment of Fearless Asking, we're getting clear on what our negotiation conversation partners want and why. Getting clear on what we want and why as well as what they want and why helps us find common ground and mutual benefit. To do this, ask open ended questions, such as "What are your desired outcomes?" "What are your concerns?" Or "How can we solve this problem so that we can both get what we want?"

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Fearless Asking #2: Reckoning with Itty Bitty Sh!tty Committee (video)

In the second installment of Fearless Asking, I talk about the Itty Bitty Sh!tty Committee, the voice of self-doubt that keeps us safe from harm but also small and resentful. 

When we heed the voice of this saboteur, we are likely to encounter the 3A trap and end up in a worse situation than if we had calmly confronted the issue and asked for what we want.

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It's About More Than Just Money: Four Reasons How Learning Mutual Benefit Negotiation Strategies Can Change Your World

You can be an ambitious, brave AND collaborative negotiator. 
You can be a communicator who leads through problem-solving, value-creating conversations. 
 

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