…Because you spoke like a menace you got sent off to the dentist
I don’t be going back and forth like, full court tennis
We gon’ handle what we gon’ handle, have you walking in sandals…
Xzibit f/ Kurupt, Too $hort ♦ Movin’ in Your Chucks
Takeaway #196: In a negotiation it is most valuable to be willing to walk or not counter when you have been insulted. You need to punch the other party in the mouth but you have to be willing to take them to the cleaners or leave them high and dry to have true leverage and create actual fear.
…Escalation, elevation to another plateau
Sometimes ya take a few steps back to mentally grow…
Xzibit f/ Jelly Roll ♦ Rollin’
Takeaway #200: Career growth and company success is not always a linear path. Your path may meander, but it could add value to your overall growth, depending on the direction.