Tony DeMeo


The deal breakers

When negotiating it’s important to know what you consider to be a deal breaker.

The price might be the deal breaker.

The terms might be the deal breaker.

We all have deal breakers but the key is making sure you know what they are before beginning any negotiation.

When you know what the deal breaker is, it makes it a lot easier to make decisions because you have established, in your mind, what is most important.

Without knowing what is and isn’t a deal breaker, it’s easy to make some really bad decisions.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



The right idea

The right idea frequently comes as a result of many wrong ideas. Each of these wrong ideas gets us one step closer to the right idea.

When people are afraid to express their idea because it might be the wrong idea, it holds us all back from finding the right idea.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



When was the last time you offered to help?

When was the last time you offered to help someone? Not when did you do something that would directly, or indirectly, benefit you but when was the last time you sincerely and openly offered to help someone?

If you are like most people you might not know that but it will be easy to remember the last time you ASKED for help.

Just something to think about.

Have a great day (and offer to help someone)!

Lawrence



Seeing

Do you see what is really there or do you see what you want to be there?

Are you seeing things based on your experience and expectations or are you looking at things with a truly open mind and seeing only what is there?

Open your mind, see what is really there and you might be surprised by what you see.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



If I don’t understand you

If I don’t understand you it doesn’t mean you are wrong.

If I don’t understand you it doesn’t mean I am dumb.

If I don’t understand you it doesn’t mean you are dumb.

If I don’t understand you, we just need to try a different approach and see if we can get on the same page.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Where will you be?

Where will you be in 6 months?

Where will you be in 1 year?

Where will you be in 5 years?

These questions could be related to business, personal or other areas of life.

If you have these answers (or partial answers) the next question is…are you working toward achieving these goals?

If you aren’t working toward these goals then these are just dreams and nothing more.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



The facts

The facts are the facts…until they aren’t.

The earth was flat…until people discovered that is isn’t.

The earth was the center of the solar system…until it was proven otherwise.

Be willing to research, challenge, question all facts to determine their validity. If you don’t, you will be at risk of falling off the edge of the earth.

Have a great day!



The more we don’t know

The ignorant don’t know how much they don’t know.

The informed realize that the more they learn, the more the world reveals new wonders.

When you think you have it all figured out, that is a sign…you figure out what it says.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



The unknown

The unknown is scary.

The unknown is confusing.

It’s easy to assume the unknown is wrong because it’s different than what we are accustomed to.

Too often we disparage the unknown and the people who are unknown because we don’t know how to handle it.

We should embrace the unknown. We should rejoice the unknown, we should learn more about the unknown till it becomes the known. Then search out the next opportunity.

Have a great day!

Lawrence



Your culture

The great thing about freedom is you get to choose your culture.

If you don’t like the culture you are in, you always have the freedom to change.

This might mean moving to a different area.

This might mean changing jobs.

This might mean changing friends.

The thing to remember is that freedom allows you to do these things. It’s also important to remember that freedom comes at a cost. The cost of moving, or the cost of searching for and changing jobs or the cost of leaving your friends.

The thing people have to decide is whether the cost of freedom is worth the potential changing of culture. Only you can answer that question as it’s different for each person.

Have a great day!

Lawrence