What Video Games & Salary Negotiation Have In Common...
Many argue that video games desensitize people against violence.
Playing violent video games for hours ❌ # of days a week= not feeling shock or distressed by such violent acts.
The definition of desensitization is "having been made less likely to feel shock or distress at scenes of cruelty or suffering by overexposure to such images."
So, what does salary negotiation have to do with video games?
I use desensitization strategies to our advantage when it comes to your salary.
I want to overexpose you so much to your earning potential you no longer get phased by it.
Here's an example of what it may look like:
Let's say you're making $60,000 a year and I tell you to ask for $130,000...you'll probably freak out and think it's impossible. (shock and distress as a reaction)
You're making $90,000 and I tell you to ask for $170,000 you'll probably say 😰 ...
"I wish I could make that much but I'm just not there yet"
"Or maybe in a few years, I can't ask for that much yet"
"Once I get my [insert degree or certification] then MAYBE I can ask for that much"
You're still reactive to that number because it seems so far fetched then what you're currently making.
So, I use desensitization strategies to help my clients feel at ease when asking for a salary the market is willing to pay for their skillset...and sometimes it's DOUBLE their salary.
When employees get paid a fair salary they're more likely to enjoy their jobs, stay loyal to the company and increase productivity.
It's a win-win scenario.
So, I have a challenge for you....
Close your eyes and imagine asking for double your salary.
Did your heart start palpitating at such a thought?
By the way, the examples above are TRUE stories from past clients who doubled their salary.
So I want to know, does the thought of asking DOUBLE your salary make you freak out?
Type your answers in the comment 👇🏽