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30 Remarkable Things In Life That You Don’t Realize

30 Remarkable Things In Life That You Don’t Realize

There are many remarkable things in life that go unnoticed and can change our normal life dramatically. Understanding and considering these hidden things not only allows us to experience the world in a different fashion, but provides us the vision to identify the realities that are unfolding in our surroundings. In other words, identifying these remarkable things in life can lead us to an achievement, a great win and pleasure in life.

So pay attention on the activities in your life. Each day you can either remorse or celebrate; it is your choice. Here are 30 remarkable things in life.

1. Pursue and work through life’s great challenges

Great challenges make life interesting. It does not matter what is going to take place; always give your best and smile. You can never enjoy your life if you don’t enjoy your challenges.

2. Experience the freedom of acceptance

The key to happiness and peace is accepting every situation in your life. Start accepting yourself with paying consideration to all those superb abilities and qualities that make you who you are. It is about being open to everything in life, knowing that everything has a value whether you like it or not.

3. Sincerely appreciate life

Appreciate life, even when it’s not perfect. Happiness does not come with the things we desire, but an appreciation for what we have. Always try to remain positive; you will find something to be thankful for.

4. Walk in your own shoes

We all face abnormal situations in our life and we all are strange in some way. What sets you apart might give an impression of a liability or problem, but you don’t need to be embarrassed. These are the things that will make you grow prosperously.

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5. Listen to your inner voice

Generally your mind yearns longer to accept what your heart is suggesting. Listening intuitively will always lead you down the right track.

6. Align what you do with who you are

Make the rest of your life the best of your life. Your life will become pleasant and happier when you are in alignment with your higher Self, and your body reflects this. Everything falls on progress and you feel satisfied.

7. Express your ideas, perspectives and skills

Shout out your unique ideas and make a difference in the world. If you want to be different from the world than you must be brave enough to demonstrate it.

8. Design your own life, your own way

It does not matter how you live, your life is your own. You have the right to spend your life doing the things you love to do. Live YOUR dreams and be sure YOU aren’t the one who is dissatisfied in the end.

9. Work hard on something you like

Toil becomes simple once your work becomes your passion. Never undervalue the worth of finding passion in your work.

10. Live your dreams

Always try to live every single moment of your life and give a fair chance to your dreams. A dream can never come true unless you won’t give up and offer an effort.

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11. Reflect on your courage

When you are nervous and terrified in a difficult situation, but you take the next step in any case, that shows the bravery inside you as a person.

12. Conquer fear

Fear is a sentiment, not a statement. To increase power and self-confidence, you must do the things what you are afraid to do. Dare to bounce yourself.

13. Be courageous enough to grow and evolve

It takes courage to cultivate and become someone you really want to be. Don’t be afraid of the change happening to you. You might lose something worthy, but you might also gain something pronounced.

14. Patience will finally pay off

Patience is not the capability to hold your fire, but how you will react and how strongly you are eager to work while you’re waiting for your work to pay back.

15. Make the impossible possible

In most scenarios, impossible is an opinion or judgment. Almost everything is possible if you are passionate about it and have got enough time and enough courage to do any task.

16. Find reasons to impress yourself

Spend less effort to influence others and more time to impress yourself. Scramble a peak to see the world, not so the world can see you.

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17. Stand up for yourself

Mostly we get hurt, not due to the torture or violence of others, but due to our own silence. You should stand up for yourself and make an impression of the illusion of superiority.

18. Connections make you a better person

Having a few loyal friends is better than have more friends in numbers. Keep a close and strong connection with those people who make you better, and cherish each instant of your time together.

19. Know deep down that you truly matter to someone else

One day you will be just a memory to some people. To live in the minds of the people forever, do your best to be a Manifest.

20. Intimately and truly love

The more intimate you are, the less innocuous you feel and the more valuable is your relationship. True love is about how much you actually love each other every day.

21. Follow through with your promises

If there is no commitment in a relationship, there are only empty promises and hopes – with no future plans or results.  Remember, commitment needs loyalty and a promise to be with each other in every odd situation.

22. Help someone who needs your kindness

Those who are toughest to love commonly need your help the most. So treat each person with compassion, even those who are insolent.

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23. Know you did the right thing

Real honesty is doing the right thing, knowing that not even one person will know whether you did it or not.

24. Compromise with someone special

Sometimes we have to behave against our principles, not because we are in the wrong direction, but because we value our relationship more than our vanity.

25. Experience the freedom of letting go

Forgetting your past and living the current moment is your first step toward contentment. So start over again every day and build a solid groundwork.

26. Become a parent

When you are a mother or father, you will discover hidden strengths inside you and concealed power of dealing with fears.

27. Grow through failure

Remember, determination of doing a task defines a person, not the result of the task. Failure is an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and rise again, better than before.

28. Don’t give up

Don’t give up, keep moving and keep fighting. Sometimes you have to face the worst to get the best.

29. Try exciting new beginnings

Every story has an end, however in life every ending is just a new beginning. Consider every day, every task, any challenge as a new opportunity.

30. Experience the nimble feeling of being a beginner

Remember there is no one jump to becoming perfect or great. Always try to give your best and learn until you know better.  When you have learned better, do better.

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Tayyab Babar

Tayyab is a PR/Marketing consultant. He writes about work, productivity and tech tips at Lifehack.

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Published on September 23, 2020

6 Effective Negotiation Skills to Master

6 Effective Negotiation Skills to Master

I don’t know about you, but many times when I hear the word negotiate I think of lawyers working out a business deal or having to do battle with a car salesman to try to get a lower price. Since I am in recruiting, the term “negotiation” comes up when someone is attempting to get a higher compensation package.

If we think about it, we tend to negotiate almost every day in a wide variety of things we do. Getting a handle on the important negotiation skills can be incredibly beneficial in many parts of our lives. Let’s take a look at 6 effective negotiation skills to master.

What is Negotiation?

First, let’s take a look at what negotiation is. Put simply, negotiation is a method by which people settle their differences. It is a process in which compromise or agreement can be reached without argument or dispute.

Anytime two people or sides disagree on something, they are almost always looking for the best possible outcome for their side. This could be from an individual’s perspective or someone representing an organization.

In reality, it’s rare that one side gets everything they want and the other side gets nothing that they are seeking. Seeking to reach a common ground of sorts where both sides feel like they are getting most of what they want is the key to being successful and maintaining the relationship.

Places We Negotiate

I’ve mentioned that we negotiate in just about all phases of our life. For those of you who are shaking your head no, I invite you to think about the following:

1. Work/Business

This one is the most obvious and it’s what naturally comes to mind when we think of the word “negotiate”.

When you first started at your current job, you might have asked for a higher salary. It could be that you delivered a huge new client to your company and used this as leverage in your most recent evaluation for more compensation. If you work with vendors (and just about every company does), maybe you worked them to a lower price or better contract terms.

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In recruiting, I negotiate with candidates and hiring managers all the time to land the best talent I can find. It’s very common to accept additional work with the (sometimes spoken, sometimes unspoken) agreement that it will benefit your career in the future.

Recently, I took over a project that was my boss was working on so that I would be able to attend a conference later in the year. And so it goes, we do this all day long at work.

2. Personal

I don’t know about you, but I negotiate with my spouse all the time. I’ll cook dinner with the understanding that she does the dishes. Who wants to mow the lawn and who wants to vacuum and dust the house?

I think we should save 10% for retirement, but she thinks 5% is plenty. Therefore, we save 8%. And don’t even get me started with my kids. My older daughter can borrow my car as soon as she finishes her chores. My younger daughter can go hang out with her friends when her homework is done.

Then, there are all those interactions in our personal lives outside our homes. The carpenter wants to charge me $12,000 to build a new deck. I think $10,000 is plenty so we agree on $11,000. I ask my neighbor if I can borrow his snowblower in the winter if I invite him over the next time I grill steak. And so on.

3. Ourselves

You didn’t expect this one, did you? We negotiate with ourselves all day long.

I’ll make sure I don’t skip my workout tomorrow since I’m going to have that extra piece of pizza. My spouse has been quiet the last few days, is it worth me asking her about, or should I leave it alone? I think the car place charged me for some repairs that weren’t needed, should I say something or just let it go? I know my friend has been having some personal challenges, should I check in with him? We’ve been friends for a long time, I’m sure he’d come to me if he needed help. I’ve got the #4 pick in this year’s Fantasy Football draft, should I choose a running back or a wide receiver?

Think about that non-stop voice inside your head. It always seems to be chattering away about something and many times, it’s us negotiating with ourselves. I’ll finish up that report that the boss needs before I turn on the football game.

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Why Negotiation Skills Are So Important

Put simply, negotiation skills are important because we all interact with other people, and not only other people but other organizations and groups of people as well.

We all rarely want the same thing or outcome. Most of the time a vendor is looking at getting you to pay a higher price for something than you want to spend. Therefore, it’s important to negotiate to some middle ground that works well for both sides.

My wife and I disagree on how much to save for retirement. If we weren’t married it wouldn’t be an issue. We’d each contribute how much we wanted to on our retirement funds. We choose to be married, so we have to come to some agreement that we both feel comfortable with. We have to compromise. Therefore, we have to negotiate.

If we each lived on a planet by ourselves, we would be free to do just about anything we wanted to. We wouldn’t have to compromise with anyone because we wouldn’t interact with anyone. We would make every choice unilaterally the way we wanted to.

As we all know, this isn’t how things are. We are constantly interacting with other people and organizations, each one with their own agenda’s, viewpoints, and opinions. Therefore, we have to be able to work together.

6 Negotiation Skills to Master

Having strong negotiation skills helps us create win-win situations with others, allowing us to get most of what we want in conjunction with others around us.

Now, let’s look at 6 effective negotiation skills to master.

1. Preparation

Preparation is a key place to start with when getting ready to negotiate. Being prepared means having a clear vision of what you want and how you’d go about achieving it. It means knowing what the end goal looks like and also what you are willing to give to get it.

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It also means knowing who you are negotiating with and what areas they might be willing to compromise on. You should also know what your “bottom line” is. By “bottom line” I mean what is the most you are willing to give up to get what you want.

For instance, several years ago, I decided it was time to get a newer car. I say newer because I wanted a “new to me” car, not a brand new car. I did my research and figured out what type of car I wanted. I decided on what must-have items on the car I wanted, the highest amount of miles that would already be on it, the colors I was willing to get it in, and the highest amount of money I was willing to pay.

After visiting numerous car dealerships I was able to negotiate buying a car. I knew what I was willing to give up (amount of money) and what I was willing to accept, things like the color, amount of miles, etc. I came prepared. This is critical.

2. Clear Communication

The next key skill you need to be an effective negotiator is clear communication. You have to be able to clearly articulate what you want to the other party. This means both clear verbal and written communication.

If you can’t clearly tell the other person what you want, how do you expect to get it? Have you ever worked through something with a vendor or someone else only to learn of a surprise right at the end that wasn’t talked about before? This is not what you would call clear communication. It’s essential to be able to share a coherent and logical vision with the person you are working with.

3. Active Listening

Let’s do a quick review of active listening. This is when you are completely focused on the speaker, understand their message, comprehend the information, and respond appropriately. This is a necessary ingredient to be able to negotiate successfully. You must be able to fully focus on the other person’s wants to completely understand them.

If you aren’t giving them your full attention, you may miss some major points or details. This leads to frustration down the road on both sides. Ensure you are employing your active listening skills when in arbitration mode.

4. Teamwork and Collaboration

To be able to get to a place of common ground and a win-win scenario, you have to have a sense of teamwork and collaboration.

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If you are only thinking about yourself and what you want without giving much care to what the other person is wanting, you are bound to wind up without a solution. The other person may get frustrated and give up if they see you are unwilling to meet them halfway or care little for what they want.

When you collaborate, you are working together to help each other get what is most important to you. The other upside to negotiating with a sense of teamwork and collaboration is that it helps create a sense of trust, which, in turn, helps provide positive energy for working to a successful conclusion.

5. Problem Solving

Problem-solving is another key negotiation skill. When you are working with the other person to get the deal done many times you’ll face new challenges along the way.

Maybe you want a new vendor to provide training on the software they are selling you but they say it’s going to cost an additional $20,000 to provide this service. If you don’t have the additional $20,000 in the budget to spend on the software but you feel the training is critical, how are you going to solve that problem?

From what I’ve seen, most vendors aren’t willing to provide additional services without getting paid for them. This is where problem-solving skills will help continue the discussions. You might suggest to the vendor that your company will also be looking to replace their financial software next year, and you’d be happy to ensure they get one of the first seats at the table when the time comes if they could perhaps lower the pricing on their training.

There’s a solution to most challenges, but it takes problem-solving skills to work through them effectively.

6. Decision-Making Ability

Finally, having strong decision-making ability will help you seal the deal when you get to a place where everyone feels like they are getting what works for them. Each step of the way you can cross off the list when you get what you are looking for and decide to move onto the next item. Then, once you have all of your must-have boxes checked and the other side feels good about things, it’s time to shake hands and sign on the dotted line. Powerful decision-making ability will help you get to the finish line together.

Conclusion

There you have it, 6 effective negotiation skills to master to lead a more fulfilling life. Once we realize that we negotiate in one form or another almost every day in every phase of our lives, we realize how critical a skill it is.

Possessing strong negotiation skills will help you in nearly every one of your relationships at both the workplace and in your personal life. If you feel your arbitration tools could use some sharpening, try some of the 6 effective negotiation skills to master that we’ve talked about.

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