Every once in a while, people contact me for business reasons. While a vast majority of them make great and reasonable offers and they accept my rates (I make them as fair as possible), there are still a few occasions where some would offer pay that is far too low. When that happens, I simply refuse. Whenever I can, I also refer them to others who might be more willing. I don’t accept offers that aren’t right for me.
Why did I tell you that story? It’s because that’s the “secret” to winning at deals. Well, it’s not so much winning, however, as it is “not losing.” This lesson might be the difference between your moving up in life by getting better and better deals, and you losing time and again because of accepting worse and worse choices.