You Can Negotiate Anything

As the famous quote says, “there’s no harm in trying.” When we encounter some challenges in our lives, we can always try to negotiate to lessen the burden and the weight of the problem.

We do negotiations in our daily lives whether it be at work, school, or even in our homes. When we do negotiations, we actually do something to make the work we’re doing easier to do and solve. It is important to know various aspects before we start negotiating. There are a lot of perspectives and aspects that we should take note of and think through before we come up with negotiating.

First, talk and negotiate with a person who has a huge contribution or is a huge part of the task you are doing. In that way, the person you’re negotiating with has actually an idea on how to respond and give advice to you so that your time, as well as your effort, will not be wasted.

Second, know how far you should negotiate. Ask yourself if what you’re asking is enough or is too much for you or for other people. Know how to negotiate without compromising others and their work. Negotiate but not the extent of other people losing jobs or chances for themselves. Be considerate of other people.

Lastly, just try. Even if some things seem to be non-negotiable, as mentioned earlier, there’s no harm in trying. You can always try because anything is negotiable if you don’t just give up easily. But if it is not, then try again next time. Maybe it didn’t work out this time but it will probably work for the coming opportunities.

Never have doubts to negotiate with others. Just do it in a proper way and take note of these three things I mentioned to properly negotiate your way through things.

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Elaine Abesamis

Elaine Marie I. Abesamis is currently a Senior High school student at Far Eastern University. During her elementary years until now, she is a consistent honor student. Apart from that, she has also a passion dedicated to writing. She joined the school publication in her Junior High school and served as a contributor there for the Feature, Science and Health, and Editorial Page. She is also a former member of the current senior high school’s Official Publication. She also has experience from joining various competitions and winning some of those. Moreover, she has also attended several trainings, workshops, and seminars for writing workshops. Apart from writing, she is also fond of reading which makes her vocabulary extend that can help her in writing. She expresses herself well through writing especially in essays and poems. She had also the experience of being a proofreader from an author and she also joined some organizations as a content writer for those.