Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Negotiating Tips: Happy 2009

Happy New Year!

As we look forward to the great opportunities of 2009 in the Negotiating For A Living industry I want to share with you an e-mail that was sent to me; it said …

94% of people dwell on the negative, and 6% see an opportunity in nearly everything that comes their way.

I'm looking forward to 2009. I'm convinced it will be a year of great opportunity, as it will also be a year of great change and paradigm shifts!

The best advice I can give is to "prepare for change". Keep a level head, work-out what is working and what is NOT working, mix this with an opportunity, and change accordingly. If your horse is dead, get off it and find another (I'm into riding several horses at a time). If your horse is wounded, then decide if you are going to fix it or shoot it. BUT whatever you do – DO SOMETHING - take action.

Good business is a combination of hard work, commonsense, grit determination, and gut feeling!
In the coming weeks I will be giving you my take on what I see happening in the 2009 negotiating industry and how you and I can profit from it. To follow my insight and strategies, please visit my blog on a regular basis :

To a prosperous 2009,

James A. Gage

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah

On behalf of everyone at Negotiating For A Living, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas. May the coming weeks entering the New Year be a time of refreshening and redefined goals and business plans for a prosperous 2009.

To your ongoing success,

James Gage

PS: Don’t forget our annual 50% Holiday Sale ends tomorrow, Christmas Day!!! So before you start your holiday festivities why not stop by our web store and get a jump start on your 2009 negotiating business :

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Negotiating Tips: Negotiating & The Stock Market

Hello All:

Many of you know that I have an ongoing challenge to the world at large, that is, I have challenged anyone to prove me wrong concerning:” There is nothing in finance, business or relationships that can not be Negotiated !”

One of my faithful newsletter subscribers Bob has poised the challenge! He thinks that there is no negotiating when it comes to buying stocks, bonds, Forex or options in the financial/stock market.

I’m sorry Bob, but my undefeated record stands ! Yes, it’s true that the market makers set the buy and sell prices; however, there is nothing engraved in stone that says you can’t throw an offer out to see if they will take it – let me give you an example.

If you were to trade stock options you might see the following:

Bid 1.20 Ask 1.35 ( we buy at the ask, and sell at the bid )

In this example if we were buying the option the Ask is 1.35, but we could place an order for 1.25 and there is about a 60% chance the market makers will fill that order !

Remember, everything is negotiable even in the trading markets !

So with that, I’m sorry Bob as you can see it is possible to negotiate your price/terms in the stock market – I hope this opens a new avenue of negotiating for you.

Until next time, be well.

James Gage

PS: Don’t forget my 50% off Holiday Sale on my Independent Arbitration Home Study Course, and 20% off of my One-0n-One Mentoring Programs !