Now, before you ready this – please don’t think I am a “Cowboy” or some fruit cake that just does things based on how I “Feel” in that moment. “Gut Feel” or more precisely “Intuition” isn’t always 100% Accurate, but in my own experience – it’s 80%+ accurate.
I have gone against my Gut Feel at times very successfully, but I have learnt the hard way – if my “Gut Feel Alarm” is going off, I better pay some attention to it.
Recently I had a very strange request from a Referral from a Referral to help out on a Project they were working on. It was very odd and the person who needed my help was just “Acting” like my best friend (even though I have known them for about 10 minutes).
As you know I have had cultists and all those lovely people have shots at me – so I am very wary about “Instant Friends”. So I was careful, went against my gut feel and helped this person.
Cutting a long story short, I worked hard for this person – delivered everything they wanted and then they didn’t want to pay me. That is – they made up this lie justifying why they can weasel out of it.
I then went and told a few people who met this person and they laughed at me. In fact, one of my friends picked up that this Rat-Bag was trying the same sort of thing on them. It did knock me around a bit, but now I look back and almost snigger at the event.
The reality is that there are Evil Rat-Bags in this world. The Positive Thinking Wankers / Dickheads out there make out “The World is such a Nice Place” – but seem to forget that over 50% of the world’s population lives in poverty. Whenever I point these facts out, the wacko’s just put me down or say I am “Out of Sync with the Universal Energy”.
Well to you Positive Thinking idiots (who usually have no money) – I know some very powerful people that think you are completely out of touch. The most successful people I have met are “Positive Realists”. That is, they want the best out of a situation, but accept at the same time there is alot of negativity in the world one must navigate through.
So my advice from this painful experience? Your Gut Feel isn’t always right, but a good indicator! And if someone screws you in business like I got nailed a few weeks ago – move on! Not worth it.
If anything, hopefully those Negative Evil Scammers will one day cross the wrong person – and wind up pushing up daises somewhere in the middle of a park. Boy I wish I learnt this 20 years ago!