A class act – Floyd Mayweather vs Connor McGregor

I watched the fight and couldn’t believe the commentators talking about the first few rounds.  According to them they didn’t think Floyd had control of the fight in the first few rounds.

It seemed pretty obvious that Floyd was taking it easy and letting Connor over work himself to the point that he would run out of gas later in the fight.  Then later on…sure enough… Floyd decided Connor was about to run out of gas so might as well show him how its done.

And sure enough the commentators said that the tide was changing when Floyd started the last chapter of the fight…which was finish it.  The tide wasn’t changing it was just the tide rising the whole time right from the beginning of the fight and Connor going down right from the start of the fight.

I admire the way Floyd makes a game plan and sticks to it.  It is a good message to everyone that making a plan and sticking to it works.

Then, on to the after-fight press conference…Floyd shows even more class and also plays the game, by loving the game with the press… they were all helping to promote each other in the press conference.

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How to make the most of opportunties

I have spent a lot of time with business owners and am one myself and have come across many different opportunities… I have got into some opportunities and watched as other business owners got into some opportunities.

Some of the opportunities have worked and some have turned out to be not so good.  There have also been times where there has been a very good opportunity that I didn’t see and just let it pass by.

There is a strategy about opportunities, how to recognize the good ones and what to do when one comes up.

And…opportunities sometimes come when you least expect them!

Now that I have finished the 7 habits of highly effective people

Miguel Constantin Montes I learned a lot about the framework of the 7 habits of success and I think it is amazing.

The book is well written and gave me a lot to think about and to put into my life.  I also saw some of the areas where I could improve and others around me.  I highly recommend this book.

If you are interested in the book, the link below takes you to it on amazon…its an affiliate link and I will make a commission from it which will help to support this blog and be appreciated.

I am so happy I read this book

Pixabay I have read quite a few books and watched a lot of videos about business and self improvement.  The latest book I purchased is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People..

And essentially, I am searching for some answers or some guidance in some of the things I have come across in life.

One of the questions I have had is why it is so hard to get small business owners working together.  I have set up business owners to meet and essentially be able to feed each other customers by cross or joint marketing and when they sit down together there usually seems to be a bit of tension about who is going to get what parts of the deal, and how each other makes money off of it.

I have come to realize that each business owner is going to see the entire deal in a totally different way.  And that itself is a hurdle to jump over.  It seems that it takes a lot of communication and patience to get the ball rolling on these types of things and starting with small deals is the best way to go…then after a bunch of small deals that have worked out they can build up to bigger ones…or as their businesses grow the small deals just turn into bigger deals.

With all that said, I don’t even think that most business owners think that way.  I certainly didn’t for a long time lol, so why would I assume they did as well.  So this has come to something that I feel I need to discuss in more detail with each business owner as a kinda of prep or just as good communication.

The next part is that many business owners might not keep in mind the concept of people will blatantly reject a deal if they see the other person getting more than 70 % of the benefit.  This has been tested in some studies (sorry I don’t remember what the studies were called or who did them).   This is something I keep in mind and have learned I need to communicate this to business owners as well.

The reason for that is I noticed the business owners would often seem to get really upset when it got done to the price of the deal and who gets what, at first I thought it was a negotiation tactic they were using to try to get a better deal but I later realized it was an honest upset reaction to a perception of not getting enough of the deal.

Now that I am reading the 7 habits of highly effective people, the author sheds some like back onto the issue in the sense of how to get people to cooperate.  He talks about dealing with a business owner who was trying to get a bunch of his employees to cooperate with each other while rewarding just the one that finished first…obviously this wouldn’t work, and didn’t work for the business owner.

With that in mind I have learned to look at the deal myself to see what I think is a 50/50 deal as an outsider and also to get each business owners perspective on what a 50/50 deal is for them.  Then I am able to see how far apart each owner is, how much time it might take to get them to agree on terms or if they are even close enough to be able to make a good deal.

Then, with that I also want to be able to effective communicate a vision of how being a business owner and being an interdependent business fully integrated with other interdependent business owners creates the ability to have exponential growth that is very powerful.   In other words, by the two owners working together they get way way more than they put into it…but they might not always be able to see that at first.

The book, also highlights the stages people go through to get to the level of interdependent and this has been very helpful to me, as now I can better assess which stage a person is at when I am talking to them and determine if they are ready to become interdependent when it comes to making a deal.

This book has been fascinating me.

These guys are good

I have spent some time paying attention to Obama and Trudeau even though I typically find the news about politics not very interesting.  Slowly…I am starting to think that it might not be the politics that is boring but the news shows themselves that are boring.

Way too many times I come accross “attention grabbing” headlines about the latest dramatized thing that has happened in politics and if I watch or read the news about it I am left with a bad taste in my mouth.

So…now I just watch the videos of speeches or interviews with the politicians.  After all I don’t have much use for hearing about people those the filteres and opinions of someone else that is essentially at a lower level.  It just distorts the message.

On top of all that, it seems that most times, the person doing the reporting just doesn’t get what the speaker is talking about… seriously they just don’t get it.  To me, it’s kinda weird, but at the same time it makes sense.  However I think too many people believe what they read in a newspaper or hear through one persons opinion.

Many years ago I had a boss, Tom, he would frequently say to people its not the point its the principle.  Over the last 20 years I have really come to realize that by living by good, solid principles is the best way to do things.  After all a point is nothing more than a jab at somebody and a principle is a guiding light.

To make this a little more clear, take a look at these speeches from Barack Obama and Justin Treadeau and what do you really see as the principles in their speeches?  Let me know in the comments of this post.