It’s often about asking then what? If this, then what? If you get the paperwork and it says this, then what? If it says that, then what? If it says this AND that, then what? If is says neither this NOR that, then what? The problem occurs when the answer to then what? is an assumption. In which … Continue reading Then what?
Ask if they want to invest with you. Ask if they want to buy three instead of only one. Ask for a discount. Ask for help. Ask for advice. Ask for more money. Ask for more time. Ask for what you want, because nobody will give it to you if you don’t.
Think about your own situation as though it were that of someone else. What advice would you give to someone in your shoes? Are you following it? Is it worth following? Why feel so bad for yourself if you wouldn't feel so bad for someone else? Why feel so proud of yourself if you wouldn’t … Continue reading Act as you would expect of someone else
That consists of the details. And if it’s always in the details, then be sure to ask the right questions. Because in the end, it's about getting them to say what they didn't say.
And do it better than everyone else.
Always ask it. To satisfy your curiosity. To validate or repudiate others’ assumptions or logic. To assess others' assumption of your reason for asking it. So you don’t make the same mistakes.
And that’s what defines average. Ask yourself if it can be done better.