October 15, 2012
In no time, that person will like you, because almost everyone else only complains. While you’ve got the manager’s attention, ask an open-ended question like this: “Do you ever do anything special for your customers?” In response, he or she might offer you a dessert, a discount, or a free drink.
October 11, 2012
What can you do for me?” About 75 percent of the time, the department manager was able to give him a price reduction. Half the time, he also got other items thrown in. That’s the power of negotiation. I lead a seminar titled “You Can’t Learn Anything in a Seminar.”
July 16, 2012
Our birthday is one of the most special days in our lives so we sometimes need to celebrate it. When is the last time you hold your birthday party? It might be a few years ago, right? In fact, as we grow up and become adults, we sometimes don’t celebrate it anymore due to our [...]
June 21, 2012
The crabgrass in the lawn is your crabgrass. As long as you’re a renter, no matter how long you live there, you are living in someone else’s building and under someone else’s rules. You are living on top of someone else’s property.
June 13, 2012
The point is you cannot guarantee that stocks will go up, nor can you guarantee that home prices will go up. Also, none of the numbers above begin to factor in things like insurance, repairs, or maintenance costs that are inherent in home ownership. But they also don’t factor in rent increases, the cost of [...]