Friend: “Let’s watch that zombie movie later!”
You: “I want to finish writing chapter 4 of my new book tonight.”
Friend: “C’mon, you can write that anytime, today’s the movie’s last showing day.”
You: “I have set my priorities.”
Wow, what kind of friend are you?!
But… if you said “no” more often, how much more could you achieve?
Bob Morris has been traveling the world and sharing his specialized knowledge in horticulture.
While we were discussing about profitability versus productivity, he asked, “Would you rather sell 25 jumbo pears for $10 each, or 200 mediocre pears at 50 cents each?”
Yeah, I was forced to do some mental math there.
Here’s another math pop quiz: if you owned a cupcake shop, would you rather bake and sell 50 premium cupcakes at 100 pesos each, or 250 so-so cupcakes at 20 pesos each?
Alas! They yield the same gross revenue.
What other factors should you consider in this situation?
The example above is clearly an exaggeration… or maybe it’s not. Who knows, right?
Beware of marketers who use distorted statistics like “92% of manly men between 30 and 45 years old use Sannie Sanitary Napkins” to woo you into buying their stuff.
Some actually fall for ads like that simply because of the presence of official-sounding numbers.
Have you ever been duped by those evil math magicians? What should you do to save your ego?