I’m not really hungry, but I’d like to have reservations someplace

The principle of caveat venditor, aka, let the seller beware, cautions the businessperson to be responsible for any problem that the buyer might encounter with a service or product. 

But let’s not ignore the problems that occur before the sale is made. 

Because as a seller, it’s easy to allow our ego needs get in the way of good judgment. 

Think back to various projects and jobs and gigs and clients that you mistakenly undertook. 

Were you so flattered to be asked that you said yes to everything? We you so hungry for praise and attention that you blithely agree to any project that came your way? And were you so blinded by the prospect of success that you forget to set healthy boundaries to protect your time and energy? 

Ellis put it perfectly in his award winning book about investment bankers trying to keep up appearances in their circle of wealthy and shallow associates. 

I’m not really hungry, but I’d like to have reservations someplace. 

That’s the faulty, ego driven filter we create for ourselves. Everything we do in life is a way to be loved a little more. 

And as a result, we agree to do things out of gratitude for the acknowledgement and recognition. We start compensating for past behavior through excessive generosity. 

Our company mantra ultimately becomes, yay, another opportunity not to get paid for something.

Look, I know there are lots of ways to create value for people, and most of them don’t include money. But everybody has bills to pay. 

And so, what we need, is a formal framework for prying the buyer’s fingers from around our neck. 

That’s why I created a software program to execute this task. 

Opportunity Junkie is a filter that evaluates the asset value of a potential new opportunity. 

It’s a creative, existential, strategic and financial calculator to decide whether or not a project is worth pursuing. 

Regardless of how much flattery is thrown at me. 


How will you prevent your ego needs from getting in the way of good judgment?


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