Wanna get an iPad … then be a bootstrapping street fighting mf!

I have an iPad Pro! Yep 3 days before you can even pre order here in USA, I am playing (and working) on mine.

How did I manage to get my hands one you may ask?

Did I go overseas and get one? Nope. Did I know someone that is traveling or lives overseas? Nope. I used what I had to get what I wanted… The oldest system in the book.

I bartered my time/talent for an iPad. Or as my good buddy Thor Saleswarlord would say, I got my bootstrappin streetfightin awesomeness on… Here’s how it went down…

On about April 10, there had still been no change to apples website in relation to the iPad, still said late April. Then suddenly, it became late may… I surmise it will be June before we really see them here. I wasn’t prepared to wait, so I put this plea on face book a few days later…

Now here is the lesson about social, I do not have a big network on Facebook, but I do have a quality network, and one of those people, the forever legendary Kris Moroney took up the challenge of using her contacts to get what she wanted. So in a few so in a few short weeks, I got an iPad and she is getting a new website… That is what we call win win.

Best of all, the value in the transaction for both of us far outweighs the do liar value, I wanted the iPad more than money, and she got a great deal on her website.

So the lesson is this, if you have a strong network, and you deliver value, you can make shit happen. And now with my trusty iPad in hand I need to find a bentley dealership that wants a new website… I need me on of those new supersports…