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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 […]
November 28, 2017

Never Say Yes to the First Offer

Have you ever said yes to something only to be sorry you didn’t challenge the offer? Never say yes to the first offer as a general rule. The first offer […]
November 27, 2017

Be the Master of Your Own Game

Be the master of your own game. What does it mean to be the master of your own game?  The game I’m referring to is the inner game, that self-talk […]
November 20, 2017

What is This Thing About Gratitude and Thanksgiving Anyway?

Thanksgiving is just days away and Christmas is right around the corner. Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, you are likely to run across something about being grateful this time […]
July 31, 2017

Good Negotiators Need Focus, Coaching and Training

I went to see the “Rumble on the Water 2” fight at the Queen Mary in Long Beach CA this past weekend.  There were several fights on the schedule and […]
July 24, 2017

Only Do What Only You Can Do

Only do what only you can do.  That means you need to let other people help you.  What?  Can’t we do it all? Have you ever or do you currently […]
July 3, 2017

Wisdom is the Foundation for Success

Monday Mastery – Wisdom. There’s a proverb that says wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare. Another says wisdom is the tree of life to those […]
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 […]