8 Do's and Don'ts When Asking Your Boss for a Raise

Written by David A. Bailey, Jr

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Remember, he or she is paying you to do a certain job, and you’re asking for more money to dorepparttar same job. Be professional and polite at all times, and listen more than demand. Chances are, if your supervisor doesn’t award you a raise, they might hint at what else could be done to earn it. If they don’t, don’t be afraid to ask what steps would be necessary to “prove yourself”.

2. Threaten with quitting if you don’t getrepparttar 149665 raise or telling your boss you have another job offer unless you actually do. He may just call your bluff and let you go!

3. Stumble or beat aroundrepparttar 149666 bush with your request. Be straightforward and confident. You are a valuable member of a team andrepparttar 149667 supervisor hired you because they obviously thought you wererepparttar 149668 best qualified. If you have “Thank You” notes from customers or letters fromrepparttar 149669 company praising you for a job well done, bring those to your meeting as well, as they’ll help to cement your request and remind your supervisor of your role withinrepparttar 149670 company and its progress.

4. Compare yourself to, or talk negatively about your coworkers or others in a position higher than you. You may think that this will put you in a positive light when it comes to a promotion or a raise, but to your boss, it shows that if you have a poor attitude toward your colleagues, you’ll keeprepparttar 149671 same poor attitude if you are promoted.

Remember, be confident, professional and tactful. Ifrepparttar 149672 boss says “no” or wants to “think about it”, open his mind to further consideration by volunteering to do more atrepparttar 149673 office. Stay an extra hour or help another team on a critical project. This demonstrates that you’re willing to “towrepparttar 149674 mark” rather than giving your bossrepparttar 149675 impression of “gimmerepparttar 149676 money first and THEN I’ll work”. Good luck!

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Engaging in the Moment for More Effective Living.

Written by Adam Eason

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2) Gently placerepparttar tip of your tongue againstrepparttar 149550 roof of your mouth just behind your front teeth (continue to breathe easily.) Imagine you are holding a tiny droplet of oil betweenrepparttar 149551 tip of your tongue &repparttar 149552 roof of your mouth.

I originally got this idea from Eric Robbie on a training he did with Michael Breen & I tinkered around with it a bit, & it’s a great way of turning off your internal dialogue. Turning off your internal dialogue is an excellent way of allowing yourself to focus onrepparttar 149553 present. This is particularly important if you want to be able to pick uprepparttar 149554 clues that people give you about how they’re thinking. Maybe I'll write another article about that internal dialogue.......

"The only way to live is to accept each moment as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is - a miracle and unrepeatable."

-- Margaret Storm Jameson

So, how do you relate this knowledge and my rantings to ones Business or day to day life?

Business and life today seems to operate at a faster & faster pace. People have lots of demands on their time, & need every advantage they can get to be more effective. When I do corporate and business consultancy, one ofrepparttar 149555 most common ‘challenges’ that people want to deal with is being focused & making progress on important business objectives or life goals.

As I’ve investigated how people avoid being focused, I’ve found that, they are often not centred inrepparttar 149556 present. Instead, they are thinking about what’s happening tomorrow, or what happened yesterday, or running through a list of things that they need to do later. As a result, their attention is not inrepparttar 149557 present.

I used to work in Victoria in Central London and if you have ever been there duringrepparttar 149558 rush hours it is a hectic place. What I find interesting is that you can tell who is engaged inrepparttar 149559 moment and who is thinking about their day orrepparttar 149560 next day. Those people whose awareness is within their heads, mulling over their day or dreading what's in store tomorrow arerepparttar 149561 ones bumping into people or veering off in wrong directions. Whereas those people whose awareness is outside their heads and engaged in their surroundings are those that are balanced, poised and agile, like a panther!

When you bring your attention & energy intorepparttar 149562 present moment, you can accomplish things more quickly, solve problems more effectively, & enjoyrepparttar 149563 process more than you might expect. So, thirdly, have a go at connecting withrepparttar 149564 moment more and more in your days...

3) Before starting an important task, take a moment to centre yourself & relax. Then, get clear about what you want to accomplish, then begin.

I wish you allrepparttar 149565 very best and hope to engage inrepparttar 149566 present with many more people here.

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