Category Archives: Behavior

The wrong way to haggle over prices

One of the reasons I hate working with Israeli clients is the haggling. When I come up with a price I didn’t just pull it out of my ass, I have gone through my pricing quite a few times. So having someone who knows nothing about the process or what the job entails arguing over the price is just too much. Continue reading The wrong way to haggle over prices

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You know you did something wrong, do you really need a lecture?

Everybody is better than you at something, and you’re better than them at something else. We can’t all be geniuses but most of us think we are. It gets worse when we think we can impose our reasoning on other people, It causes arguments, violence and disconnects with people you care about. You have to ask yourself, is it worth it? Continue reading You know you did something wrong, do you really need a lecture?

People buy what they want not necessarily what they need

 

Have you ever tried to convince somebody that what they’re doing is wrong?  I’m pretty sure you have, so you know how difficult it is.  It’s pretty much the same thing when you try to sell something to somebody, you know it’s something that they need but unless you can convince them it’s something they want they’re not going to make a purchase. Continue reading People buy what they want not necessarily what they need

Don’t try to push the most expensive product

Do you see dollar signs when a new client enters your place of business? If so you’re not alone. We all have bills to pay, and it would be so easy if people just bought the most expensive products we have. But if we want them to come back we have to think long term. How annoying is it when you take your car to the shop and they offer you a part that costs 10 times what an alternative would cost? Continue reading Don’t try to push the most expensive product

The reason the word entrepreneur has become synonymous with unemployed

Have you noticed that the word entrepreneur is being overused lately? And when you ask someone what they do they come up with the most complicated way to say I don’t make any money? Don’t get me wrong it’s awesome that people aspire to become self-employed professionals, but you’re only an entrepreneur when you make money.

If you want to be an entrepreneur that great, but you can’t hide behind it as an excuse for being lazy. You still have to make money and if that means being an employee for a while so be it. People have used popular terms in the past to mask their laziness and in the process put a negative spin on the term. Just as they put a negative spin on startup or coaching now they are tarnishing the term entrepreneur. Continue reading The reason the word entrepreneur has become synonymous with unemployed