After a 3 year career break I reentered the job market. After so long I know all too well that it wasn’t in my advantage, but I had a plan.
In a rather short time span I got a job offer, which I decided to turn down (people thought I was insane for turning it down…).
Shortly thereafter, within my own network, I got introduced for a role that I felt was a YES!
The initial offer I got was better than expected, yet it didn’t stop me from negotiating a better deal.
I had a bigger dream to build and for that I needed capital. Every dime counted.
I knew that the biggest advantage I could create was right at the beginning – at the negotiation table – and turned out to be right.
Two years later… it was the base salary that I negotiated that made it possible for me to invest in the perfect real estate object – making my overall portfolio worth over a million euro’s – my ticket to a financially independent life became in reach!
There are many key messages hidden here, but the game changer was this: Your NO is worth money.
I knew what I wanted, I knew where I was headed. It helped me to see the bigger picture and not get distracted. I had the guts to say NO multiple times, even though my position was ‘weak’, enabling me to reach my desired destination through a shortcut.
Do you want to get clear on what it is you truly want and the action steps needed?