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Jujitsu for More Victories

August 6th, 2014 No comments

A True MH Story.

An independent contractor was working for a multi-state company (MSC).  The Contractor did good work, the MSC’s president, key staff, plus rank and file praised him publicly and privately.  A payment (bonus) – part of a written agreement – was coming due to the Contractor, a 5 figure one, which would be the first of many.  The principle/CEO of the MSC decided not to pay, and threatened legal Consequences for the Consultant if he tried to collect.  

As the MSC had attorneys and deep pockets, what was the Contractor to do?  All direct appeals to the MSC were met with deaf ears.

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The essence of Jiu Jitsu (or Ju Jitsu, both common spellings) is to take the force of an agressor’s attack, and use their own force against that person. Graphic credit 123RF, provided under fair use guidelines.

In sharing this story and what follows, I’m not taking sides.  Nor is this story necessarily praising or condemning either party, both of whom I know personally.   

With the odds stacked against the respected Contractor, he creatively decided to turn his disadvantages to his benefit.  The Contractor interviewed some law firms, and because the Contractor had good records and could prove performance and good reviews from the MSC, he found an attorney willing to take his case on contingency.  

First a demand letter, then the suit.  After the normal pre-trial activities, after several months of depositions and related discovery, once the MSC realized they’d lose, they settled.  The MSC paid more in attorneys fees, lost time – plus the settlement than the amount – far more than they tried to withhold from the Contractor.  Plus, they obviously now felt they could no longer could turn to the Contractor for future, useful services.

The Contractor used jujitsu, turning the ‘stronger’ and ‘larger’ MSC’s “advantages” into disadvantages. 

The lesson? 

When you face a problem, step back.  Think things through.  Often you can turn the force of a challenge – or even an unjust attack – into an advantage. ##

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Making Education Richly Pay

May 4th, 2012 No comments

"Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune."

-Jim Rohn

was an American author and motivational speaker

"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no
choice but to believe with you."

– Oscar Wilde

1854-1900…Writer and Poet

Submitted by
Robin Crow
Author, Speaker, CEO Dark Horse Recording

 

The Greatest Glory

March 9th, 2012 No comments
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
-Nelson Mandela
Once imprisoned, and became President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
 
"What's dangerous is not to evolve."
– Jeff Bezos
Founder, President and CEO of Amazon.com
 
"Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional."
-Roger Crawford
Motivational author and speaker
 
Quotes submitted by
Robin Crow