Re: Can anyone be trusted? - Posted by Ed Garcia
Posted by Ed Garcia on December 22, 2000 at 02:15:42:
I can appreciate the none trust attitude. Like you said, your from New York, and it’s in the genes. LOL
George, if you’ve been on this planet for a while, some one at one time or another has taken advantage of you. I’d be a liar if I were to tell you that it’s never happened to me. I just don’t cry about it. Many times I’ve seen where someone got hurt in a transaction and then over reacted in the next one. I’ve seen where when someone’s been taken advantage of, they cry about it forever.
Enoughs, enough, why dwell on it. Learn from it and move on. The key word for everything is CONTROL. I’m always in control. I choose the people to perform the tasks that I’ve given them. I choose them based on reputation, referral from a qualified source, my ability to verify their creditability, and my personal instincts. From that point on, my trust is given by performance. So there you have it.
When working a deal, it should be like a chess game, you should always have more than one move. The old cliché " don’t put all of your eggs in one basket", at least until you find out if the basket can hold them.
In most cases I find people to be honest. Where the problem lies is in their perception versus your perception. When obtaining financing, if the financing source is proven, then you can utilize it and feel comfortable the lender will perform. If you have never done a deal with the lender in the past, then always have a back up. It’s not a matter of trust, its just good business.