There’s a formula that will help you ask for flexible work with confidence so you can finally get the schedule you want. Here it is.
Do you know why most people don’t get the flexible work schedule they want? Right—they don’t ask.
What holds them back? They’re afraid to ask. Afraid to approach their manager. Unsure about how to ask. Afraid of a “no.”
Is that you, too? Maybe you’re stalling because you’re nervous about negotiating. Well, that’s natural and expected, like asking for a raise. Who wouldn’t be nervous?
But please don’t let it paralyze you. You have to ask or else nothing will change.
And you really need more job flexibility now, right?
I regularly hear from career professionals who do well on the job, but when it comes to making the flexible work request, their confidence wanes. So it’s common—and it’s conquerable.
How can you overcome the uncertainty and untie the knot in your stomach?
The Formula to Ask for Flexible Work with Confidence
Most of the groundwork for success in any negotiation is done through a series of prep steps before the actual meeting. At the least, you must:
- research facts and gather information necessary to make your case;
- develop a strategy that suits the interests of the other party, i.e., your boss and employer;
- choose just-right phrasing that strongly positions your request;
- rehearse your presentation;
- anticipate objections and devise ready responses.
These same steps apply when negotiating for a flexible work arrangement, all supplied inside my Flexible Work Proposal Packages.
Put them all together and they distill into this simple formula:
Information + Preparation = Confidence to ASK
So yes, you can ask for flexible work with confidence by preparing your pitch thoroughly. And you’ll be thrilled to discover that ASKing does work!
Confidence Formula in Action: Flex Success Stories
I did a search of my email archives for Flexible Work Proposal Package success stories that contained the words nervous, courage and confidence.
The result was a very long list. Here are a few examples from my “gave-permission-to-post” folder, emphasizing key words in bold.
Why Not Be Next?
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