Have you ever told yourself the statements below or something similar to this?
“I wish I would have asked for more money when negotiating my salary.”
“I should have applied for that promotion.”
I have been there. A situation presented itself recently in my professional life and I wasn’t going back to that self-talk conversation again. About a week ago a position became available at my company. Pursing this position falls in line with a personal goal I have been shooting for over the last two to three years.
Given that I have only been at this company for 10 months, I was nervous about asking my boss and my energy was wasted on this nervousness rather than pouring the energy into a productive conversation with my boss. Well, I decided to talk with my boss and now the wheels are in motion. I realized that all I needed to do was speak up.