|02-15-2010, 04:02 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Two fun new habits
Well, I guess one of them could be viewed as fun...
#1 - Do it now. I read this on another blog regarding procrastination.
I'm the kind of guy who opens the garbage can and says, "Man, it's getting full. Better change it!" and then walk away. After a day or two, my wife removes it and asks me to take it outside. Then as I'm walking out the door for work, I spy the trash and say, "I better take that out when I come home for lunch". Rinse and repeat.
No more! I tried this out today, the "Do it now" principle. Right after I read it, I got up and did all my chores. Not only was it completely painless, I now feel like I have a lot more time. Cool!
#2 - Haggling. On the same blog, I read about a guy that got tremendous discounts by haggling. I'm talking $700 in 7 days. He haggled everything, from food to electronics. I plan to master this technique.
I'm already lining up the things I'm going to haggle in my mind... cell phone bill, phone bill, internet, the soon-to-be-bought elliptical trainer. Anything that's a want. I don't feel too comfortable haggling my grocery bill but maybe that will change. We'll see!
Any hagglers out there or people that have discovered the power of "Do it now"?
|02-16-2010, 04:00 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
But it is totally true. If you don't do things at the moment, you easily forget it or find difficult to do them later. I am a follower of this idea.
BTW: Cool avatar!
|02-17-2010, 03:11 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I am a great procrastinator! :-) One of the thing I have been trying to do is to continuously repeat "JUST DO IT! DO IT NOW" on my way to office in the morning. And this really helps at least for first half of the day.
Haggling, reminds me of my room mate long time back when I was in college. He used to take haggling as a game. Once he managed to take lift on a cab. He stopped taxi and sat in it. When cab driver tried to start the meter. He held his hand and told him that me is just taking a lift and asked him to don't charge him. And surprisingly he succeeded.
The biggest benefit of haggling I see is that this will help us get rid of "fear of rejection".
|02-17-2010, 05:50 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: n. California, in fact the state capital
I view haggling as low class. I see nothing wrong with paying a fair price for fair goods, and services. You should just shop at Walmart. Leave the hard working shop keepers alone.
|02-18-2010, 03:04 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2008
I understand your viewpoint Captain Drywall.
Mounds, mentioned that he will be primarily hagging for cell phone bill, phone bill, internet, the soon-to-be-bought elliptical trainer.
All of which are from big companies. Which are always looking into the ways to take more money out of us.
Also if you are using haggling for personal growth, coming out of your comfort zone and improving your negotiation skills then I think is a good experiment.
But I agree troubling poor people for this is over the top. :-)
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