Women on Purpose Blog

Negotiate Personal Apology Fasting
How often do you apologize in a typical day? Do you find yourself saying ‘sorry’ when you accidentally bump into[...]
Thoughts on Negotiating the Coronavirus
These are tough times for all of us. Let me acknowledge that out of the gate. You’ve no doubt felt[...]
Flip Your Story, Flip Your Life
We all tell ourselves stories. Yes, even you. We negotiate with ourselves every day, and these stories are part of[...]
Hot Tips to Negotiate the New Decade – Part VI: Staying Power
And so, we come to the bittersweet end of our series on negotiating this new decade to design the life[...]
Hot Tips to Negotiate the New Decade: Part V
How are you doing negotiating this new decade to design the life you choose with intention? I used to feel[...]
Hot Tips to Negotiate the New Decade Part IV: Discovering Your Why
As we continue on our journey to design the life we choose for this decade, it’s important to pause and[...]
Hot Tips to Negotiate the New Decade Part III: Overcoming Obstacles
As January whipped by in a blur in this new year and decade, we continue to work on negotiating 20/20[...]
Hot Tips to Negotiate the New Decade Part II Clarify Your Vision
Part II Clarify Your Vision Are you willing to show up differently this year to manifest your destiny? If you[...]
Hot Tips to Negotiate the New Decade
Part I  Vision for 2020Happy New Year! Better yet, Happy New Decade! Truly a chance for new beginnings.Now that the[...]
Hot Tips to Negotiate the Holiday Season
Happy holidays! If I said “Tis the season …”, how would you finish the sentence? Is it the season of[...]
Be Sure YOU Negotiate Your Life On Purpose
Are you living your life on purpose and fully with purpose? If not, what’s holding you back? Too many of[...]
No F.E.A.R Negotiations Part VI: No Reactivity
And so, we come to the end of our No F.E.A.R Negotiations series. So far, we’ve explored how to approach[...]
No F.E.A.R Negotiations Part V: No Attachment
Ready to tackle Part V of our series on No F.E.A.R Negotiating? In case you’re just tuning in now, No[...]
No F.E.A.R Negotiations Part IV: No Ego
Welcome to Part IV of our series on No F.E.A.R. Negotiating, exploring how to approach your negotiations without Fear, Ego,[...]
No F.E.A.R Negotiations Part III: Types of Fears (Continued)
Welcome to Part III of our six part series on No F.E.A.R Negotiating, exploring how to approach your negotiations without[...]
No F.E.A.R Negotiations Part II: Types of Fears
Welcome to Part II of our six part series on No F.E.A.R Negotiating, exploring how to approach your negotiations without[...]
No F.E.A.R Negotiations Part I: Fear
Women are typically fearful, nervous or anxious about negotiations at some level or alternatively, they overcompensate. If any of these[...]
How to Effectively Negotiate Your Healthcare
My mother collapsed at the doctor’s office last week. She hit her head when she fell. And so started an[...]
How to Use Space in Negotiations, Part 2
Space: The Final Frontier Last week we tackled space and how to use it in negotiations. I’m not talking about[...]
How to Use Space in Negotiations
Space. Such an interesting concept. Different meanings jump to mind for different people, whether the space you live in, being[...]
How to Negotiate Past Your Fear
What if your fears were really fear of your power? What if at their root, your fears were you shrinking[...]
Dealing with the Minefield of Negotiating by Email
Negotiating by email is an unavoidable fact of life in today’s world. Whether you see the world as expanding or[...]
Are Unconscious Biases Holding You Back?
Unconscious bias seems to be the new buzz phrase. As with many trendy new concepts, it runs the risk of[...]
Live Your Life By Negotiating Your Death
Strange title, I know. No doubt it struck you as morbid. I’m sure it hit a few triggers. Indulge me[...]
Negotiate As If You Only Had One Week To Live
(or How to get more of what you want and need without the conflict) Would your approach to bargaining change[...]
How To Break Impasse in Bargaining
You asked. I answered. In response to your requests, the last few blog posts have been about some practical elements[...]
Know Your BATNA Before Bargaining
Last week we talked about how to effectively use concessions in bargaining. I realized from questions and comments I received[...]
How To Effectively Use Concessions In Negotiations
We’ve talked a lot about social conditioning that holds women back from stepping into their power as negotiators. We’ve talked,[...]
Negotiating Your Relationship With Your Kids
Kids are people too. That may seem obvious, but we often trivialize or treat kids with a diminutive approach. We[...]
Negotiate Your Life: Part III – Negotiating With Yourself
I’ve said if before, I’ll say it again. All of life is a negotiation. It may be the most important[...]
Use Silence To Your Advantage In Negotiations
An old proverb says silence is golden. Perhaps nowhere is this more accurate than in the realm of negotiation. The[...]
How To Negotiate Your Life – Part II
My heart broke as I watched majestic Notre Dame engulfed in flames – like a scene from a bad movie[...]
Negotiating Your Relationship with Your Partner: Part II
Part II Last week we explored diplomacy, communication, and asking for what you want and need in your relationship with[...]
Negotiating Your Relationship with Your Partner Part I
Part I People typically think of diplomacy as an important skill in international relations, but don’t think to apply it[...]
The 5 W’s of Highly Effective Negotiation: Part 5
[Part 5 of a series]Know the WhoAnd so we come to the bittersweet end of our 5W journey together. You’ve[...]
The 5 W’s of Highly Effective Negotiation Part 4
[Part 4 of a series]Know the WhatWe’re nearing the end of our 5W journey. We’ve already explored how to use[...]
The 5 W’s of Highly Effective Negotiation: Part 3
[Part 3 of a series]Know the WhereReady for your next instalment of our 5 W’s of highly effective negotiation series?[...]
The 5 W’s of Highly Effective Negotiation Part 2
[Part 2 of a series]Know the WhenLast week, we started our 5 W’s of highly effective negotiation series. For those[...]
The 5 W’s of Highly Effective Negotiation
[Part 1 of a series]Know the WhyWe’re taught to implement the 5 W’s in problem solving or information gathering. To[...]
How To Negotiate Your Life on Purpose
As I write this, I’m sitting in my hotel room looking out the window at a stunning sun-dappled mountain view.[...]
Do You Have To Go For the Jugular In Negotiations?
Women, you’ve heard me get on my pulpit and preach about how you need to invoke your Momma bear for[...]
How You Want to Negotiate Your Sex Life
Let’s talk about sex. Or more to the point, let’s talk about women’s role in gender disparity in issues of[...]
Open Letter to Harriet Tubman
In Celebration of Black History Month Dear Harriet, It sounds trite and over-dramatic, but it’s true. It’s a truth that[...]
You Get What You Tolerate
You get what you tolerate. What do I mean by that? Am I saying that everyone is responsible for everything[...]
Who’s the Boss?
I had a discussion with a woman at a Mastermind the other day and then the same issue raised its[...]
Equal Does Not Mean Same
Feminism used to tout bra burning and Playgirl magazine. Anything men can do, we can do too. If they can[...]
Time To Quit Making Yourself Smaller
Have you ever found that you sought to make yourself smaller? I’m not talking about weight, diet or physical girth[...]
Importance of Trusting in Your Natural Negotiation Style
What if I suggested that women are instinctively and intuitively better negotiators than men? Would you balk? Reject the idea?[...]
Bridging The Gender Gap
There’s debate about whether Polar caps are melting, whether polar bears are at risk, and whether a Polar Express really[...]
Invoke Your Momma Bear For the Bear Cub in You
If I suggested you get between a Momma bear and her cub, what would your knee-jerk reaction be? No doubt[...]
Secret Weapon
Attention, women! Don’t you think it’s time to start using your secret weapons in negotiation to get what you want[...]
Overcoming Fear of Negotiation by Going For the ‘No’
Why do so many women break out in a sweat at the idea of having to negotiate on their own[...]
Debunking the Myth re Women and the Art of Negotiation
There is a commonly held belief that women can’t negotiate well. Even though this has been proven to be a[...]
Do Men and Women Negotiate Differently
What if I suggested that women are instinctively and intuitively better negotiators than men? Would you balk? Reject the idea?[...]
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