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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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16. No, not now! Get your timing right

Here’s an idea that’s very easy, very potent and yet often forgotten: choose the right time. There’s a right time for everything, isn’t there? So too if you want to have it your way.

It won’t help your influencing if those you wish to influence are tired, stressed, getting ready to go out or watching the latest episode of The Simpsons.

You need to pick the right time for the targets of your influencing, not just a time that suits you. That’s it. It’s as simple as that. Admit it, though: you’d not really given it much thought, had you?

As you know, emotions are powerful things, so when that old lady allows her dog to go digging in your garden, you want to shout at her now. When your son gets home with ...

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