Close your eyes and imagine yourself negotiating successfully.
- What does it feel like?
- Where are you? What are you wearing?
- What kind of room are you in?
Imagine the scenario as if you are watching yourself as a fly on the wall. See yourself speaking with the HR manager or whoever you’d be negotiating with. See them receiving your words and priorities, see them smiling in understanding and excitement to hire someone who is going to be just as good of a negotiator for the company once they hire you.
Now, imagine it again, but turn up the brightness of this image - the colors on your shirt, the details of the room, the smell of the room. Make it real.
Repeat this exercise in the weeks leading up to your negotiation