Lately I have heard this expression come up more and more in that “You Should Never Leave Money on the Table?”. I only heard this expression maybe a year ago – and like all things, I really learn both sides of the coin before taking a side.
I understand conceptually the point of “Not Leaving Money on the Table”. That is – my ethical / noble take of it is lets say you meet with someone, it’s really good to establish some way you can help each other before you leave. Be it buy their services, sell, refer or just support each other.
However, I have seen it’s dark underbelly show up yet again in that when you meet with some people, they really really try hard to take your money by any means possible. That is, I have heard war stories of people:
– Trying to oversell. That is – their services are not appropriate for the other and they keep going without any ethics.
– They make out they want to meet for innocent means and then hit you up at the table to join some type of scheme (i.e. a big issue around Sydney right now).
– They try and get you to do something to serve only their agenda and pay little to no attention to yours.
The Top Earners I personally know and work with – about 9 /10 of them are team players, contributors, and only enter sustainable “Win-Win” agreements. I know the odd rich toad, but in my experience over the last few years – most rich are quite noble type of characters (i.e. the sustainable / long term wealthy).
I have noticed that the poorest people I know are the ones that try to suck you into schemes and usually have a poor reputation around town.
I once met a guy at a Networking Event that did almost all of the above. They dominated me in the conversation, tried to sell me some crap that they knew wasn’t useful to me. And then afterwords he “Accidentally” sent me some material on a dodgy scheme. When I pointed this out, he was all like “Oh Sorry, it was by accident”.
I then said “No thank you, this type of scheme isn’t for me”.
And guess what he did, he kept going! I then stopped replying to his emails and that got rid of him. Also of interest, you can tell that he certainly didn’t want to leave any money on the table! Provided of course it was all in his wallet!
So please be careful out there boys and girls! I have noticed shonks on the rise in the Sydney Scene and I really hate them all big time.
Happy Easter too! 🙂