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Old 10-10-18, 06:42 AM
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Old 10-10-18, 06:49 AM
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Old 10-10-18, 08:36 AM
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Old 10-10-18, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by justslow View Post
No need to meet bad news half way.
Give me some reference on this one?
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Old 10-10-18, 09:23 AM
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"Never step in front of a speeding insult."

The advice I wish I'd been given: "if you're going to use that kind of pedals, get soccer shin pads, you'll save yourself a dozen wounds a year."
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Old 10-10-18, 09:43 AM
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By the numbers: 1) never quit while you still have the means to fight. Although it referred specifically to battle (that one came from the military) I learned it can be applied to overcome almost any challenge. 2) Never count yourself out, allow the other person to tell you whether you're qualified or not. I got that one from my sister of all people. I never gave sis much credit for brilliant statements, but that one has proven true many times. 3) never give anyone all your money -- mom. Except that that one never applied to her.


In retrospect I wish I would have gotten a lot more good advice earlier in life. Especially in reference to career, finance and education and leadership. Where was Ric Edelman when I was 19?

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Old 10-10-18, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
"Never step in front of a speeding insult."

The advice I wish I'd been given: "if you're going to use that kind of pedals, get soccer shin pads, you'll save yourself a dozen wounds a year."
beartraps?
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Old 10-10-18, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
Get a career you love, and you'll never work a day in your life
Don't do what you love for a career -- if you do, what you love becomes a job.

Never loan money to friends or family with the expectation that it will ever be paid back.

Never loan a book to anyone that you will not mind never getting back -- always gift books.

Never buy a vehicle from friend or family.
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Old 10-10-18, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
beartraps?
You know it. The well-named beartraps. :/ (Mine were beartrap-ish, but that's the idea.)
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Old 10-10-18, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
You know it. The well-named beartraps. :/ (Mine were beartrap-ish, but that's the idea.)
To make things worse...when BMX racing (and with some Vans, etc shoes) it was severely advantageous to sharpen the barbs on those. One of my buddies had to have one surgically removed from his shin. When the DX "wafer" style pedals came out, injuries went way down.
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Old 10-10-18, 10:22 AM
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Old 10-10-18, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Never loan a book to anyone that you will not mind never getting back -- always gift books.
Or at least always write your name in a book before loaning it out. Nowadays, snap a cell pic of the borrower holding the book.

But having a policy to gift books instead of loaning them, is lovely.
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Best Advice: Plastics

taken from the movie "The Graduate".
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Originally Posted by Garfield Cat View Post
Best Advice: Plastics

taken from the movie "The Graduate".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dug-G9xVdVs
Film school flashback. ^^
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Old 10-15-18, 10:54 AM
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You don't spit into the wind
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Old 10-15-18, 04:10 PM
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Old 10-15-18, 04:32 PM
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Old 10-16-18, 05:34 AM
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Film school flashback. ^^
What? UCLA Melnitz Hall
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Old 10-16-18, 08:21 AM
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"Better to bet where you have an advantage in knowledge" . . . Amarillo Slim Preston

So with that in mind I considered the following advice:

"If you need to get rid of your inventory bring it here and I'll give you a good price for it" . . . A retailer of mid range watches

So I bought a house instead

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Old 10-16-18, 08:25 AM
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2nd best: sometimes you just have to shoot the engineer and ship it!
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Old 10-16-18, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
Never count yourself out, allow the other person to tell you whether you're qualified or not.
Did you mean to say: Or allow the other person to tell you whether you're qualified or not.

Because if you did that just might be some excellent advice depending on circumstances.
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Old 10-16-18, 01:27 PM
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Did you mean to say: Or allow the other person to tell you whether you're qualified or not.

Because if you did that just might be some excellent advice depending on circumstances.
That's good too. But in my case, I was referring to the application process: You want to apply to an ivy league school and don't feel you qualify. You need a raise or promotion, even a new job but are afraid to ask/apply. Even a home of business loan you feel in your heart you'll never qualify for.

And of course there's that athletic event, or team sport, or club you assume you're not "cool" enough to be a part of. If you never take the chance, you'll never move forward and spend your life with regrets. I was in that static slump, for a very long time.
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
That's good too. But in my case, I was referring to the application process: You want to apply to an ivy league school and don't feel you qualify. You need a raise or promotion, even a new job but are afraid to ask/apply. Even a home of business loan you feel in your heart you'll never qualify for.

And of course there's that athletic event, or team sport, or club you assume you're not "cool" enough to be a part of. If you never take the chance, you'll never move forward and spend your life with regrets. I was in that static slump, for a very long time.
I see.

What I was relating to was either your competition in some endeavor selling you short or just somebody who can't see well enough to assess someone's potential. And I've been guilty of selling more than one person short as a shift supervisor in machine shops just from underestimating a couple of people who didn't catch onto something right away. I had to learn a little patience.
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Old 10-17-18, 07:12 AM
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Personally, the best advice that I got was basically unspoken, in my watching and listening to other individuals, and observing over a period of time, how it worked out for them.
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