How often do your customers ask you for just a little more of a discount, just a little more product for no extra, slightly better payment terms?
We are wired to get the best we can out of a situation.
Asking for a little more is not so much about getting more, it’s about testing the limit to ensure we are getting the best we can.
Sometimes, “no, that’s the best we can do,” is the right answer because it lets someone know they have reached that limit, this is the best they can get from the situation.
And that might be all they’re looking for.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of these people who loves failure.
Challenges are a daily phenomenon for the entrepreneur.
Heaven is not wanting to be anywhere else.
That brings out our best.
We’ve all heard the statement, the ends justifies the means.
If you want to do anything extraordinary, it’s likely that you’re going to need to break some rules.
Sometimes, I don’t have anything to add.