29  Nov
Cash Is King

Cash is king… What does that mean? To me right now it means protect your cash and leverage your credit. Use owner financing if possible, and get banks to help where possible, but keep your cash. They say things are going to keep getting worse, but that is no reason to slow your role.

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Posted by LeGo, filed under Random. Date: November 29, 2008, 10:44 pm | 5 Comments »

24  Nov
Aguilera Crib

Gotta love this living space. It wouldn’t work too well in NC, but it would be amazing to have. This was recently reduced to $6.99. It has 4 bedrooms and is in West Hollywood.

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Posted by LeGo, filed under Motivations. Date: November 24, 2008, 8:27 pm | No Comments »

It is rare that you get what you deserve. You get what you take. Or as some say, “you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.”

I am going to let that sit a while as it hit me hard this past week. You will never be given anything, you have to make it happen.

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Posted by LeGo, filed under Motivations. Date: November 15, 2008, 4:13 pm | 1 Comment »

15  Nov
CYA Strategy

CYA or “Cover Your Ass” is a strategy that I have seen used over the past few months. I have been working on a project that involved many different parties. The crazy thing about the project was that no one wanted the project to succeed, all anyone wanted to do was cover their ass and place blame on others. It would have been just as easy to make the project a success as to blame others.

I don’t like this strategy but believe that it has its place at certain times. I feel you should always attempt to do your best and succeed on the first go. If you are unable to pursue your strategy because of external factors you might have to cover your ass. I don’t recommend working in this type of environment if you don’t have to, don’t. These aren’t the types of people or parties you will be successful with.

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Posted by LeGo, filed under Strategy. Date: November 15, 2008, 3:56 pm | 1 Comment »

I have been on the road a bit and caught two unique strategies, both have been discussed before, but are worth mentioning. I was in a board meeting with a few people this past week and saw a silent strategy played out to its fullest. Two parties were negotiating “changes” to a project. One party set still/silent and just watched the other party dig a hole that they could not get out of. It was a basic strategy of defense that left them with nothing to do but wait until the arbitrator had heard enough nonsense…

The next strategy is unique. It is the “play dumb” strategy. Basically you act as if you aren’t the smartest guy in the room and bring everyone down a few levels. You let them feel “comfortable” around you. You say things that loosen the mood, but give nothing away of yourself. Once the others feel as if they are around an insignificant person they begin to give up all of their knowledge. The guy who played this move took away a wealth of knowledge he needed while the others in the room ignored him enough to give up all of their strategies.

No matter what strategy you choose to use in life, make sure it works for you.

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Posted by LeGo, filed under Random, Strategy. Date: November 9, 2008, 9:09 pm | 1 Comment »