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In Negotiations and Life  Stand Up For Yourself


“In Negotiations and Life Stand Up For Yourself”



When you’re treated badly, unfairly, and besmirched, there comes a point when you must stand up for yourself.

There will be times when things won’t work out for you. Have the courage to stand up for yourself. Change what you don’t want in your life.

There will be times when those in your life do more harm than good. Get them out of your life. Stand up for yourself.

There will be times when you inflict mental abuse upon yourself due to a self-imposed pity party. At such times, step outside of yourself and stand up for yourself.

Bad things happen to good people, but you can escape bad things if you stand up for yourself.

When you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, when you want more from life because you know life has more to give, stand up for yourself and accept the glory that awaits you. Once you do you’ll shortly discover that there was no need for alarm, there was no need for the discouraging thoughts you possessed about yourself. Once you stand up for yourself, you’ll never again want to sit still for the injustice that might befall you, no matter the source. You were meant for greater things in life. Stand up for yourself and receive them.


What does this have to do with negotiations?


In a negotiation, the other negotiator will only do to you what you allow him to do. Before sitting down at the negotiation table, be prepared to walk away from a deal that’s not to your liking. When you’re willing to settle for less, less is what you’ll settle for.

If you’re willing to walk away from a negotiation, you’ll be more empowered to position yourself and the other negotiator not to cross the proverbial line. If he does and you walk away, it may be tough and you may have a price to pay, but you will have taken the position to display in action that you were able and willing to stand up for yourself. As such, the next time you and he meet, he’ll have more respect for you … and everything will be right with the world.


Remember, you’re always negotiating!


Greg Williams,

The Master Negotiator &

Body Language Expert





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