Currently I’m all about helping people get that job promotion they’ve been working for so long and today I want to talk about a mindset shift that you can take to drastically improve your chances to get it.

When you go to talk to your boss or your manager, do you think about what the outcome might be of the whole conversation?

Did you know that 9 out of 10 people never think about this conversation beforehand? They just go there like “I’ll see what happens…”

They never think about the possible outcome, what questions might be asked and how they can respond to them. They never think about the results THEY want to get out of it and HOW they can achieve it.

Instead they show up unprepared, with a subtle fear of the unknown because of what might happen. It’s unclear but it’s present.

Then they simply react spontaneously to the questions that are asked, hoping that it will be ok.

What you can do to become that 1 out of 10 is use your imagination. Anticipate YOUR future outcome, what it is that YOU want to get out of a conversation, and think of possible scenarios. Then PREPARE for it. If things don’t go your way, you can say that you will provide the answer in a next meeting.