Real Life — Real World

January 20, 2018
Just Do Your Job!

Why Do I Have to Expend Unnecessary Time and Effort to Get Someone to Actually Do Their Job? Part 1

  When I was in the military and had kids, I started a monthly allotment to purchase savings bonds for their education.  They are adults now and while I’ve used […]
January 17, 2018
Choose to be happy!

The Challenges Come in the Midst of a Purge

Purge – to clear of something unclean or unwanted. Purge is taking place in my life. I have been going through and clearing out clutter, clothing and other things. On […]
January 15, 2018
The Right Decision

The Right Decision

Think Like A Negotiator is all about becoming a better negotiator.  It’s knowing what to think and how to implement it.  Thinking is the first part of it.  You have […]
January 9, 2018

2018 is the Year of Excellence

It’s 2018.  New Year, fresh start.  I’ve determined 2018 to be the “Year of Excellence.”  In a class I’m taking we were asked to take a week to come up […]
January 2, 2018
Build Relationships First

Dear Retail Sales Person, Am I Putting You Out by Shopping in This Store?

A key Think Like A Negotiator strategy is “Build Relationships First.” It seems like in retail they forget that most days.  Oftentimes it feels like they are doing you a […]
October 23, 2017

Using Deception and Secrecy to Get a Business Conversation

If you have to use deception and secrecy to get a business conversation, you might want to rethink your business. Have you ever had someone contact you and ask if […]
October 5, 2017

Stop Talking

Stop Talking – great negotiation strategy from my book but I’m adding something on the end. Stop Talking Trash. Stop it with each other, stop it about people, situations, politics, […]
September 4, 2017

Skid Row Negotiation

Recently I attended the Toastmasters International Convention in Vancouver BC.  There will be another post on that this week. It was a great event and I had a great time […]
June 27, 2017

Negotiation Moment

Negotiation Moment – I receive a written notice from my insurance company indicating they were cancelling my business insurance because they don’t insure authors. Specifically it said “we are unable […]