Getting The Things You Want From Others Is About Believing You Are Worth It

5 September 2011, Comments Comments Off on Getting The Things You Want From Others Is About Believing You Are Worth It

This economy is filled with so much turmoil and fear that most of us are feeling lucky to still be employed. If you are in a position that is going nowhere and finding yourself frustrated at not being able to advance or feel utilized, then it is time to speak up. It is time to demand better.

I know it sounds crazy in this atmosphere to ask for, or to think that you can get what you want not only for career advancement, but so too for job advancement. At hard times like these it is unimaginable that you should think that you can get more.

Getting more, however, is not about deciding what you are worth to the company you work for. Getting what you want is about believing that you are worth more to the company that employs you.

If you really believe that you are worth more than what you are either being paid, or the responsibilities that are being placed upon you, then you owe it to yourself to speak up. If you believe that you deserve more, be it professionally or monetarily, then stand up for yourself. Make yourself known by asking for what you want. Ask for what you believe you are worth.

In asking for what it is that you deserve, the key is actually believing it yourself. The key to selling anything is believing in it yourself. We have all encountered that salesman who is trying to convince you about a product that you know in your heart they don’t believe in.

Selling yourself is no different. Selling is about being enthusiastic about whatever you are trying to sell. Seeing the benefit in the product and the usefulness that it bestows on the people who purchase it, is really the only way to get someone else excited in it.

If you want to advance in your career either financially, or professionally, you must sell yourself to your boss. You must be excited in your own abilities and the potential of what you are capable of. If you don’t truly believe in yourself, how is anyone going to believe in you?

Now may not seem like the best time to ask for more, but if you want more from your career, now is no different than any other time. If you believe that you have more to offer your position, asking for what you want will not harm your career. Settling for less than you want or you think you deserve will.

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