Would you pay $14 for five oranges to avoid bartering?
Spend $18 on bananas to appease screaming children?
Walk 15 minutes in toxic rain to a store and pay double for the same fruit sold right outside your apartment?
I would. I did. And how I hate to admit it.
Hello, my name is Amy and I’m a recovering non-negotiator. I’m proof people pay up to 100% more (and beyond) to instantly escape uncomfortable situations.
For me, “stressful” used to mean negotiation. It was one of my biggest weaknesses as a freelance blogger.
Fortunately, I came across an amazing business teacher when my family moved to Tianjin, China this summer. Over the last three months, I’ve used my newfound negotiation skills to generate thousands of dollars more than I used to through freelance blogging and writing. [Read more…]