I didn’t have time...and I didn’t not have time. With three events and a performance coming up in the span of 8 day, I’m pretty much stretched to my limits. I thought about canceling my volunteering shift yesterday but I didn’t. No matter how busy we are, we have to take time to take care of one another. As always, I am glad I went. As always, I met people I would ordinarily never have met. As always, I am reminded that one misstep - whether small or large - does not define us as humans. Thank you, @chrysalisla for all you do. #grateful#chrysalis#volunteering
Some people just make you want to open up and let their amazing energy pour over you. Rich Roll is one of those people. I really loved talking to him the other day and felt like we were old friends. He just makes you feel comfortable. We connected on the healing power of endurance sports, nature therapy, how to implement what we learn from other cultures into our own lives, and the transformation I have experienced from riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Most importantly, we talked about one of my core values, Give = Get, and the reason for launching the Be Good Foundation in my Dad's honor. Of course I also invited him to come ride with me at #RebeccasPrivateIdaho. I promised I would ride slowly with him if he would run slowly with me sometime. Thanks, Rich! That was a blast. See you on the dirt trails somewhere soon. Stay tuned sometime in the future for our conversation on his podcast. #JoinTheRusch | #BeGood | #RichRollPodcast
Heads You Win (But I Do Too), Tails You Win (But I Do Too)
Negotiating in business isn’t easy. And I’m not a great negotiator. When I’m not great at something, I find somebody else who is, somebody who has the company’s best interests in mind. Here’s what I learnt from that skilled person who negotiates on our behalf:
1. Stay firm, don’t be shaken.
2. Keep your body straight, your head high.
3. Stay comfortable, operate from a good zone.
4. Show enthusiasm and interest, not the overly pretentious type.
5. Speak confidently, your voice loud enough to be heard by at least two others at the back.
6. Speak in the local language of the opposite side, if they have one and if you can speak it.
7. Smile, laugh, be humorous.
8. Hear the opposite side completely, try not to interrupt.
9. Play the trust card, everybody loves to be trusted.
10. Don’t keep a fixed number, be flexible. Offer a little more. Once you do, the opposite side will give you back just as much, qualitatively and quantitatively.
11. Be respectful, never disrespect the opposite side.
12. Be honest, easier to cover the truth than a hundred lies.
13. Reinforce positive thoughts, highlight an optimistic future.
14. Give oral words just as much significance as ones put down on paper.
15. State facts, not stories.
16. Get fired up, motivation closes deals.
17. Eye contact is key.
18. Incorporate goodwill gestures like a drink or a gift.
19. Use powerful words, words that the opposite side can relate to.
20. Bring your best, not your 76.78%. #negotiation#words#speak#nomore#getit#doit#justdoit#ontop#ontopoftheworld#bringiton#bringit#allornothing#youvegotthis#showthem#inspired#motivated#goingup#positivevibes#positivity#imcoming#challenge#learning#getbetter#greatness#overcome#begood#staystrong#confidence#igotthis#watchme