If your goal is to one day launch your own business, today’s post is for you.  In fact we are kicking off a little series of posts about; how to get what you want.  You will learn a lot of things that will help you in business through courses, reading blog posts, watching and learning from others, but along with skills and knowledge, its what you have inside, that is going to make you a success.  You have to have some steely determination and one of the ways that comes together in a effective way, is you, getting what you want.

I know; that term brings to mind a toddler stamping its feet for me too, but let’s look at it in a more mature way. Getting what you want, is about being persuasive and you are going to need to be persuasive in all sorts of business situations, from catching the eye of your target market on social media, to getting that client to engage your services, to getting the bank to see your big vision for your small business.

Now I have 6 seemingly simple strategies for you to use to get what you want.  I could simply list them out for you, but these strategies may take a simple to, significant shift in the way you think and the way you act, depending on your own experiences, so I am going to lay them on you, one at a time, to give you a chance to try each of them on for size.  Don’t have your own business as yet?  That’s ok.  I am sure there are people around you who need persuading to do all sorts of things, from tidying up a room, to easing up the delegation of their work to you at the office.  So let’s dive in.

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If you want something that you feel you deserve, where do you start when you ask for it?  Do you say, clearly and with conviction, I deserve this, for XYZ reason, or do you say; I have been waiting for this for over 2 years; you have given it to others who do less than me; I would really love to do this for you, it would mean so much to me?

The first version is about results.  You have delivered a clear reason why this conversation should end with you getting what you want.  Its not apologising, rationalising or pleading.  It doesn’t start by assuming the receiver of the message, doesn’t believe in you.  The first version is designed to bring a favourable result.

This week, I encourage you to think about something you want to persuade someone else to do.  Define the result you want to achieve and with that in mind, approach the person with a clear explanation of what you want and why they should agree.

I would love to know how you go with this challenge and any thoughts you have about getting what you want.