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Be More Confident (Video)

How an Independent Contractor Can Be More Assertive and Get What You Want

Among many others, one of Mick Jagger’s famous lyrics says “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.” We’re sure you’ve wanted to break this song out for a client or two in the past, but today, we’re going to focus on how that can help you, as an independent IT contractor.

There are few things more frustrating when you’re working on a project than when people won’t listen to your ideas – especially when it’s the best idea! As the Stones said, you may not always have it your way, but you can try, and often that “trying” just requires the right speech with strong confidence.

Some people are great with their words, where others can use some extra guidance in assertiveness. If you fall into the latter category, this video from watchwellcast may be right for you.