Inspirational Infusion

#121 — April 1, 2019

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

— Benjamin Franklin

Welcome, Inspired Travelers!

This is an exciting day at InspirationInProgress. We are celebrating our 10th year of business. And we are here today because of all of you and your commitment to inspirational leadership. I cannot thank you enough for your support, your faith in our work and your partnership over the years. You truly are ridiculously inspirational! And, in part by using these letters, you have prepared well as you have grown and led your teams to new heights. Congrats!

I was speaking with a new coaching client recently and we talked of his struggle to prepare. It wasn't that he didn't want to be ready for important meetings and negotiations, he didn't know how. So, here is the strategy we outlined — perhaps it will help you as well.

History: What has happened in the past that could affect your negotiation? Good, bad or otherwise, history creates a context that may or may not be helpful.
Choices: Consider all of the options from both points of view. If this deal does not go through as planned, what are other possibilities?
Interests: What are the needs and wants that are important to everyone at the table? Consider the highest good of all — how does that frame the conversation?
Deadlines: Time matters! Just ask the BREXIT people. If agreement must be reached, what is the critical time-line in play?
Weaknesses and, of course, Strengths: Take an inventory of what you bring to the table. No one has your gifts, expertise and passion. What do you need from others who have strengths that are not in your wheelhouse? All are bargaining chips.
Best Outcome: What do you really need to walk away with in order to be successful? Answer that and you will know when to stand your ground and when to let go.
Strategy: What's the strategy for a successful implementation when you leave the room? Without a roll-out planned and details outlined, the approval process will be more difficult.

I hope that you find the above Action Plan helpful in all that you will have to navigate through your business and your life. May it support you now and for another 10 years! Thank you again for being such an important part of our lives —

Be magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!


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