How to Deal with Your Enemies in Life and Business – Hour 1

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During this podcast you will learn how to play your enemies like a game of chess, more than you wanted to know about Asperger’s and why you must plan on paper all the way to the end.


  1. Have you ever felt something fishy?
  2. Have you ever noticed someone a woman in your office all of a sudden meeting with a man who does not work in your office alone with the door shut?
  3. Have you ever noticed an increased tension or a cloud of dis-ease that seems to be surrounding somebody in your office?
  4. Have you ever noticed that they tend to minimize windows when you walk into the room?
  5. Have you ever noticed a patterns of them having whisper driven conversations?
  6. Have you noticed a marked decrease in their energy or excitement around the office that seemed to happen all at once?
  7. If you have noticed these things you are probably on the verge of getting screwed.

FUN FACT – “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimates that 75% of employees are stealing from you.” – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/employee-theft-are-you-blind-to-it/

5 Action Steps to Deal with Nefarious Enemies in the Game of Business:

DEFINITION – Nefarious – Wicked, criminal or intentionally trying to cause harm.

  • Play your enemies like a game of chess and think many moves ahead.

 

    1. You do really well in the game of business by keeping everything super simple and by trusting everyone until one night after your business is closed an employee plotting your demise comes into your office and knocks over the board.
    2. Story – Being screwed constantly…From Zeke to Josh, to Josh, to Shawn, to Shawn, to Bobby, to Darin, to being screwed by so many people I can’t remember them all.
    3. NOTABLE QUOTABLE –  “Public hangings are teaching moments. Every company has to do it. A teaching moment is worth a thousand CEO speeches. CEOs can talk and blab each day about culture, but the employees all know who the jerks are. They could name the jerks for you. It’s just cultural. People just don’t want to do it.” – Jack Welch (CEO of GE)
  • Have a conspiracy theory to everyone all of the time.

 

    1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove (The co-founder of Intel and a man who escaped the Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20)
  • View the friend of your enemy as your enemy

 

    1. You must completely destroy your enemy or their embers will start a forest fire.
  • Develop a Asperger’s-Like Mindset Towards Managing People.

 

  1. When you meet someone who has Asperger’s syndrome, you might notice two things right off. He’s just as smart as other folks, but he has more trouble with social skills. He also tends to have an obsessive focus on one topic or perform the same behaviors again and again.
    1. Asperger’s syndrome is named for Dr. Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician, who first described the condition in 1944.
      1. Dr. Asperger described four boys who showed:
        1. a lack of empathy
        2. little ability to form friendships
        3. one-sided conversation
        4. intense absorption in a special interest, and clumsy movements
        5. the increased ability to focus on details
        6. the capacity to persevere in specific interests without being swayed by others’ opinions
        7. the ability to work independently
        8. the recognition of patterns that may be missed by others
        9. intensity
        10. an original way of thinking
  • Plan On Paper All the Way to End

 

    1. You must take the time to plan out all of the possible outcomes and variables involved in the complex situation.
    2. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solidthinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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