“What’s Really Holding You Back?” – Sunday Negotiation Insight


 “Sunday Negotiation Insight”


 “You didn’t come into the world ready-made or complete. Since you’re constantly remaking yourself, always focus on improving the latest version.” – Greg Williams, The Master Negotiator & Body Language Expert



What’s Really Holding You Back?”


To the question of what’s holding you back, if it’s anything, it’s you. Be mindful of why you do what you do when you do it, and with whom you do it. All of those components are factors related to how fast you’ll move forward, or be held back in your life. That insight will also allow you to see yourself and your world better/differently. From that insight, you’ll gain a greater perspective as to what you do and when you do it, per the impact it has on your dreams, your goals, and your life.

Try adopting the thought for one day that nothing can hold you back. Then, observe what occurs throughout the day and the mindset you possess. No matter what occurs think of it as being positive. If you are deeply mindful of that thought, you’ll discover a sense of satisfaction about being in control of yourself and your environment. Once you master it for a day, try doing it for a few days. Before you know it, you’ll turn it into a habit. Then, when you pose the question of what’s holding you back, you’ll be able to respond by stating, nobody and nothing are holding me back. My destiny is in my hands. That’s when you’ll be in greater control of your life … and everything will be right with the world.


What does this have to do with negotiations?


In a negotiation, you become empowered or disempowered based on how you interpret your negotiation position. As you know by now, you’re always negotiating. Thus, you have to be mindful that you negotiate with yourself, too. You do so in your ability to move in one direction versus another. That’s determined by the mental thought you allow to hold you back or use to propel yourself forward. The point is, you have control and power to progress the negotiation; never think you’re powerless! Even if you have to exit a negotiation and deem it as less than a win, recognize your power. Be mindful of how you control your mind. Therein will lie how you control the negotiation better and your life. That’s when you’ll be on your way to becoming a master negotiator! 


What’s your opinion? I’d really like to know. Reach me at Greg@TheMasterNegotiator.com


Remember, you’re always negotiating.




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