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10 LESSONS ON BEING GREEDY AND CHEAP AS A DIGITAL.BOOMER: how spending more in less places makes all the difference, yo

10 LESSONS ON BEING GREEDY AND CHEAP AS A DIGITAL.BOOMER: how spending more in less places makes all the difference, yo

“I am not cheap and I think that buying ten pairs of black tennis.shoes is a sign of good judgement, yo”, I reply as I shuffle on the bench at the beach, “I make several good choices, regularly.”

“You know what’s a good choice?”, Bilta replies as he sips his coffee and looks at the surfers in the water.

“Ham sandwich, yo?”

“Usually”, he replies as he shrugs, “but, let’s get to the foundation of the argument–instead of spending in several places, make a couple good investments.  Both in your business and in your life, and you’ll find success–I guarantee it.”

“That sounds like a cheap rip off?”

“The point”, Bilta replies as he opens his backpack, “is that, rather, then just buying cheap shit–buy less and more quality.  Money follows money; invest money in you and your business, and you’ll get money out.  Keep taking the cheap way and you’ll just be fucking yourself, really–it feels good to buy things on bargain, but you feel good to buy things that are quality.”

“Why are you saying this, yo?”

“I want to be compensated, also digital.Bilfty2.1”, Bilta replies as he turns his head to me, “I want you to invest in me–then, the ROI in your business will improve.  If you put money into your employees, you will have better employees–a business is just it’s employees.”

“I’m happy with how business is going, yo”, I reply as I sip my soda, “we seem to be doing ok.”

“Yeah”, Bilta responds as he sips his coffee, “we are doing ok–other businesses are doing great.  That’s the point–the leader or average today will be far behind tomorrow.  What works today will become obsolete in time–if you are not leading the pack, the view don’t change.  If you don’t pay me and digital.Bilfty2.1 more money, we won’t be as inclined to help.”

“I will pay you, Bilta, yo, more.  But, I won’t pay digital.Bilfty2.1 more.  You have the courage to demand it to my face–I respect that.  I will give you more money–but, I’m not paying more money to someone who doesn’t show up.  You may feel good arguing for his benefit, but I want an employee, someone, who argues for themself.  You get more; his doesn’t change.  If he wanted more, he can come to me–but, now you have that so he doesn’t, and can’t get it.  You get more money for being the one to fight for it–he doesn’t get more for you being his advocate.

“I want him to make more, yo.”

“Well then pay him”, I reply as I sip my soda, “you want him to have more money–give it to him.  It is your decision not to give him money, don’t complain to me about that.  I am giving you more salary–so are you going to share or donate to him?”

“I would prefer not”, Bilta replies as he sighs and turns his head back to the water, “I have responsibilities and commitments–I can’t just give money to someone because someone else got paid.”

“Exactly!”, I respond as I reach into my backpack and grab a ham sandwich, “you can only spend a dollar one time.”

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