Contrast my actions in the first video to my actions in the second - the first is being friendly, which gets things done. The second is being polite, which fails and people treat you very badly.
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"I'm also going to fuck with publishing a lot and things like that."
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Another set of enjoyable videos. The first part had a bit too much repetition in it (this is a good deal, take, they hesitate, repeat) though repeating it a few times helped in bringing across the point.
Do you feel like your more aggressive business style is making things more difficult in Asia, or do you think you would encounter the same resistance here. Politeness here (Europe) is valued but I've been able to be upfront with various biz people, though I fall in the politeness trap way too often, one main thing holding me back right now I feel.
What is your experience so far, or people in your organization? Good luck with the "cement" business.
There seems to be two very different ways that the phrase "social contract" is used.
The first is an unspoken conduct agreement between two people. If you hire a great guitar player to teach you guitar lessons once a week, are you allowed to cancel? Is your instructor? How much notice? Is it okay if he's drunk or halfway-preoccupied during your lesson?
How much formality is there? If you don't do the recommended lesson from last time, how disappointed will your instructor be?
How prepared must you both be?
This is a social contract that's actually a social contract. Sure, there's edge cases - even if it's expected that both of you are always at the lesson on-time, prepared, and ready to go immediately, there's still an exemption if you have a family emergency or serious illness or whatever.
I’m sitting in my basement trying to write. My mind is blank. It’s interesting how we can make something as simple as writing difficult. Often we know the first logical action to take when working towards a goal, but for some reason don’t take it.
When I first sat down to write I had one goal. Complete an article before getting up from my chair. I had a clear objective goal, but I didn’t know how I was going to get there.