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Old 02-26-2008, 08:41 AM   #11
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Re: why focus on internal power

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Cady Goldfield wrote: View Post
Old saying: We bargain from a position of strength, not from one of weakness. We're not in a position to bargain for anything, only to beg for mercy, when someone else's boot is on our throat!

This sounds harsh, but it's Nature, and is true whether talking about a physical confrontation, or a business deal. You have to have an edge; having power -- whether it's physical power, legal power, financial power or psychological/emotional manipulation power -- is that edge, though the latter three apply mainly to society and culture more than to the "Law of the Jungle."
What are you "bargaining" for Cady? And how does your internal power help you "bargain" for those things?