52 Simple Ways to Manage Your Money – 12. Trading Ants For Elephants
A Weekly Journal & Workbook to Help You Take Real Control of Your Money
What it is
Asking for what you want and working cowards a win-win compromise.
How it helps …
You’re more likely to get what you want and need.
You’re more likely to view money as something about which you have a say.
Key items to look for
Items that can be negotiated.
Ongoing as needed.
Keys to action …
Negotiate only with those who can adjust price, i.e., the decision-makers. a Decide on the amount you want to pay for the item. a Be flexible.
Learn some key phrases:
- Let’s split the difference.
- My budget would allow x$. Would that work for you?
- Is there a discount for cash?
- Can that price include the tax?
- Is this your best price?
SET IT UP
Understand the basic principles of negotiating. They can be applied to many circumstances.
STEP ON IT
Today, more and more purchases/sales are made on a negotiated price than ever before.
STEP ON IT +
One of the benefits is that successful negotiations give you greater disposable income.
Your reaction to negotiating.
Your willingness to develop a new skill.
Your history of clearly asking for what you want.
What you tell yourself when you think of negotiating a price.
But what if …
This process only deals with noticing how you are now.
Changes will come later.
To me, money means…
If I believed I had a say in the amount of money I have…
If I could have all the money I wanted …
When I see how I use money, I…
One of the ways money could better support me might b e…
One of the changes I would like co make…