Why Being Self-Centred In Business Will Cost You

being selfish in business is a bad longterm strategy

 

Asking for what you need and want in business is all about…well…what YOU need and want. Right? It doesn’t mean that you’re selfish, but self-interest definitely comes into play. After all, you’re a business owner, and how are you going to get ahead if you’re not looking out for #1? But in a negotiation, one of the best ways to make sure you’re meeting your goals is to help the other guy meet theirs. When you’re coming up with a solution – a price, a contract, a timeline – ask yourself, ‘What’s in it for us?’ and then celebrate a joint victory.

Your #Mindsetreset homework

When you work with clients, what’s their most common top priority? Brainstorm ways that you can help them achieve that goal while still meeting your own objectives. Collaboration here you come!

How can you use this question in your business? What’s been your most successful negotiation so far, and how did both of you walk away happy? Let me know in the comments below!

 

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