Learning the Art of Negotiation
There come times in our lives when things suddenly change.
They go south,
The wheels fall off the cart.
But instead of becoming panicky—use your art of negotiation!
Children are masters at this.
Watch, listen and learn.
They will negotiate everything from bedtime, computer time, to eating kale.
No subject is off-limits.
If they think they can sway the situation to their advantage, high level diplomatic talks begin.
My friend calls her son Henry Kissinger.
In his world EVERYTHING is open for negotiation.
As much as this irks her, she also admires it.
He’s gotten so good, that sometimes she doesn’t realize until later, that he worked her.
No isn’t always no, it’s a very firm maybe.
Why do we lose that skill as adults?
We kinda take things at face value,
Everything’s a done deal.
If done correctly, negotiating things in life could have a ripple effect.
Using our imaginations to offer an eyelash to the tooth fairy,
so to speak, could inspire others to have that same cleverness when
things appear to go wrong, and THAT’S a world I’d like to live in!