If you’re afraid to ask for a raise, you’re in good company. Most people are afraid at least to some extent. What if you screw up your courage just to hear “no!” And the truth is, that’s always possible. But each time we let fear stop us, it takes on more power. Until it runs our lives.
So what can we do to increase our chances of getting that “yes!”? I’m glad you asked. I’ll give you some tips in a little while. But first, it’s worth digging in a bit and understanding more about the fear. It’s not just the “no” but what it really means. And knowing why you react the way you do can go a long way toward breaking out of the fear pattern!
So much of career success is about getting past our fears!