Women grow up with lots of social rules (some good, some bad) and one of our biggest is to back-peddle at the first sign of confrontation. Confrontation has been placed in our heads as the big scary monster but honestly, we don’t need to fear confrontation, we need to learn how to manage it. Think of confrontation as your friend – without it, nothing will change.
The first rule to being comfortable with confrontation is to have it on your own terms. Pick the time and place to your greatest advantage. The second rule is to do your homework. Never approach a confrontation without knowing your position, your opponent’s position, and having thought through the various potential twists. The last rule is to keep your cool. The moment you lose your composure, you lose the confrontation. Do not get angry or emotional – let your rational words and preparation take center stage and you can’t lose.