Even the word “negotiate” can spark panic and anxiety. We place a lot of pressure on ourselves when it comes to getting what we feel we deserve. When it comes to being compensated, sometimes we let fear of negotiating or the sheer excitement of a job offer hold us back from asking for more.
Luckily, negotiating is a skill that improves as your career goes on, after you gain more confidence in your abilities and stronger communication skills. This infographic from Self Lender highlights 11 things (non-salary related) you can negotiate to bring more value to your life.
You can also make your salary go farther by negotiating with the companies that provide service to you every day. Cut down on monthly expenses like car insurance rates or credit card interest by making a simple phone call to customer service. Add some benefits to your work-life balance by asking your employer for work from home flexibility or a flexible work schedule. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to ask for something you deserve.
Infographic courtesy of selflender.com