Make sure to do plenty of grunting and no deodorant. Buy the biggest drums sticks you can find. Tape curse words to the drums skins and see how many ways you can make the words sound like a good insult. RAWK!I bought a set of drums the other day, gonna make some loud noise and piss off the neighbours.
I bought them with the band name Venus Joy taped on the bass drum with masking tape.Make sure to do plenty of grunting and no deodorant. Buy the biggest drums sticks you can find. Tape curse words to the drums skins and see how many ways you can make the words sound like a good insult. RAWK!
I will supplement this motherf*king awesome advice by stating one of the things I did was come up with my own personal code of conduct.
CM, drives me NUTS how many business owners would back down faced with that situation! I had a client pull shenanigans like that with me once, I dropped them, and it wasn't until 7 years later when the purchasing manager herself called me and asked if we could do business again that I did. She now handles everything personally, no more "lost" payments or run around. (They were my largest client, btw). Thing is, if they don't want to pay, they aren't doing you any good anyway, so why deal with them.The only way to up your ALPHA is to know exactly what you want ,go for it, and never back down when you'e right.
This has been my experience. That is the only way you will get respect.
I have a business.
We do jobs for lots of companies.
I did a job six months ago for a very large company, and they refused to pay me MY money which is a substantial amount.
Everytime I enquire politely they give me the run around.
So yesterday I decide to " up my ALPHA " and put on my
" Stewie Costume"
I call the accounts department.
" Hello , good afternoon, I am Mr. ..... and I am calling concerning a payment for * company's name *.When can I come and collect it?"
Girl on the line :
" Mr. ......,have you sent in all your documents?"
" Yes I have, over six months ago.."
Girl on the line :
* In a bythcy tone *
"..well I don't see anything here for you sir,so you will have to send the information back in again.."
" No. I am not going over this process again. I want my money."
Girl on the line:
* bytchy annoying tone *
" Sir, I already told you that you will have to.....* I interrupt *.."
" No.no,no . YOU LISTEN TO ME. I want my fvcking money TODAY. put me on to the accounts manager NOW please."
Girl on line;
" He's on another call sir.."
" Ok.., so you all want to play games? Tell your manager after he comes off the phone that I'm comming in for my money THIS AFTERNOON."
I then cut off the call, jump in my car and begin to head down to the office.
I call back the accounts dept., and talk to another girl who is frantically searching the computer trying to placate me.
I hang up again.
Then the manager calls me.
" Good afternoon Mr......., my humblest apologies. We do have your cheque ready but it needs one more signature....* I interrupt & cut him short*" .
In a slow, terse, measured response.
".What time today can I collect my cheque?"
" Errrr ,I'm sorry sir,but it won't be ready today because that director is not in office.."
"What's your name sir?"
" Mr........ "
" Mr......I would come to collect my cheque by noon tomorrow,have a nice afternoon.'
By 11.00 AM this morning, I got a call from the same bytchy girl saying that my cheque was ready.
^^^^^^^^^An acquaintance owned a local business, now closed, because he allowed too many large accounts to owe him, then accepted the stories they concocted, and extended more credit.... Finally the whole thing collapsed on him, and he now works for what was his competitor.
As a business person, you either alpha up or disappear....