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Forget This At Your Peril

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ezlegion, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    I'm not preaching to anyone, I'm simply sharing what has worked wonders for myself and advising that you can be a real dumbass like me and still do ok with effort :)


    Ok this is not just aimed at newbies, it maybe nothing new and may be obvious to a lot but it won't be to others. It may even help the more experienced members from the receiving end ;)

    1) Manners - They Cost Nothing But Are Priceless.
    a) When is the last time you:

    • Asked for help/advice by starting your sentence with something similar to, 'Hi, I'd be very grateful if you could....'.
    • Finished a sentence with something similar to, 'thank you very much, I really appreciate your help/tips.
    b) Returned the help/advice/tips you've been lucky enough to receive?

    2) Use A Dictionary/Search Button Before Asking
    and there is a search engine I've heard talk of called Google or some such name ;)

    3) Never Underestimate Who You're Dealing With.
    a) Always assume you're punching above your weight whenever asking for advice. BHW has some seriously clever members with long memories.

    • If you ask advice from someone, you need them, not the other way round, structure your question intelligently, thoughtfully and politely before you hit that send/reply button.
    • How is your question going to sound to the person it's intended for?
    4) You have to earn your stripes.

    • Does this sound like you?, 'Hey bro - tell me what works in seo'?
    • How do you think your question sounds to someone who has sweated blood/cried tears/spent $1,000's/worked upwards of 80 hrs a week for 2 years/lost gf's & wives/not bought clothes for themselves/bought cheap food/not gone on holiday for years?
    • Refer to No.1, 2 & 3

    5)
    Q) Why do proverbs/sayings/well known phrases survive generations?
    A) Simply because there is truth & value in most - use them.

    - Actions speak louder than words
    - All that glitters is not gold
    - All things are difficult before they are easy
    - A bad workman blames his tools
    - A fault confessed is half redressed
    - Be swift to hear, slow to speak
    - Clothes don't make the man
    - Can't see the wood for the trees
    - Diligence is the mother of good fortune
    - Discretion is the better part of valour
    - Don't bark if you can't bite
    - Every man is the architect of his own fortune
    - Hardship makes heroes
    - Hit the search button, unlock the world (this is my own :))
    - If you want a friend, be a friend
    - Kindness begets kindness
    - Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere
    - Liars need good memories
    - Manners make the man
    - Money doesn't grow on trees
    - Need teaches a plan
    - Opportunity seldom knocks twice
    - People who live in glass houses should not throw stones
    - Poverty waits at the gates of idleness
    - Practice makes perfect
    - Rome was not built in a day
    - Saying is one thing, doing is another
    - Still waters run deep
    - The devil looks after his own
    - The first step is the hardest
    - The truth is in the wine
    - Time and tide wait for no man
    - Trust not a horse's heel nor a dog's tooth
    - Truth has no answer
    - Unwillingness easily finds an excuse
    - Walls have ears
    - When in Rome, do as the Romans do
    - Where there's a will, there's a way
    - You never know what you can do until you try

    Finally:

    • I have posted this to genuinely help because I've been helped so much by others.
    • I would be very grateful if y'all could post any experiences you've had that are relevant to your own favourite proverbs/saying/well known phrases.

    Side Note:
    I can't wait to see how long it takes for someone to post:
    'What is a proverb?' :rolleyes:
     
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  2. dogmann11

    dogmann11 Junior Member

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    "The harder you work the "luckier" you get" - my own.
     
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    bk071 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Dear sir,
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    Thanks for the post, brotha! Ya really rock :pirate:
     
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  4. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    That's an excellent one ;)

     
  5. beeHWfan

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    Hey thanks. I try to live by those rules as well. I foget them from time to time but always if I ask someone I act like I am imposing and ask politely for help and even tell them I understand if your too busy to answer. then I always thanks before, after, and during. And even if I get nothing I still say thanks. Thanks for the post.
     
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  6. gapster

    gapster Registered Member

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    From sales rep days applies here:

    - Your raise becomes effective when you become effective.

    and the two letter phrase:

    - if it is to be it is up to me.

    cheers.
     
  7. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Then beeHWfan,
    I sincerely hope we speak to each other again sometime :)

     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    A great post from a real gentleman... I know this guy pretty well and this is not just rhetoric; he lives like that.
     
  9. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Thanks man, I'm welling up here ;)

    (I had to look up rhetoric in the dictionary tho!) lol

     
  10. johnabbason

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    Thanks a lot for posting this, i want to add this saying too, character is what you are in the dark
     
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  11. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    That's a cool one ;)

     
  12. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."-Henry Ford
     
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    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    A much needed thread....should be sticky!
     
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  14. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Wow, thank you Jeevs.

    Praise from the praiseworthy :)

     
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    Well deserved :)
     
  16. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Here's another:
    Better be the head of a dog then the tail of a lion
    :)
     
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    Patel Senior Member

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    'What is a proverb?'

    Jk, man I do feel everyone needs to abide by this. We were all noobs at one point, but I do hate the noobs that register here and start asking a bunch of stupid questions that were answered so many times.

    I use this forum more of a search wiki, you can search for anything and find the answers..
     
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  19. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Hahaha cool, you were the first to ask ;)
    Yeah, I'm still finding stuff in BHW

     
  20. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Here's another:
    Necessity is the mother of invention
    :)