Want to Negotiate More Effectively? Switch Out ‘Ask’ for ‘Offer’

podcast Jul 07, 2022

Going into a negotiation, it often feels like we’re asking for people to grant our wishes, but this word ‘ask’ itself can hold us back from fully advocating for ourselves.

It makes us feel greedy, or like we’re trying to get things we don’t deserve.

What if we subbed the word ‘ask’ with ‘offer’?

Could we negotiate for ourselves more effectively by simply switching the language we use?

In this episode, I’m going to share a simple brain hack that will remove a huge hurdle from your negotiation.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 

  • The power of changing your negotiation approach
    How does the word ‘offer’ reframe the true value of the negotiation?

  • Why we struggle with the idea of asking
    Many of us are socialized not to ask for things because it makes us feel like we’re being a bother. How do we circumvent these well-trodden neuro-pathways to get what we want?

  • A simple mental exercise with a huge benefit
    How do we identify the limiting beliefs we have around asking for something for ourselves?


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