Opening Your Dealmaker’s Mindset for Better Deals

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Opening Your Dealmaker’s Mindset for Better Deals

On this podcast, we discuss the dealmaker’s mindset often. It’s important to know there is no one singular way to achieve an efficient and successful mindset, however, there are plenty of core principles that help to grow your dealmaking skills. In turn, you can fix yourself to become a better dealmaker. In this episode, I want to discuss both the pitfalls many fall into and ways to help you avoid those pitfalls - we’ll delve deep to equip you with tools that empower you to forge deals that are not only lucrative but also sustainable.



As we navigate the intricate world of business and deals, the lesson is clear: Jumping to conclusions is a surefire way to miss out on untapped opportunities, limit innovation, and stifle potential growth. A balanced, open, and informed mindset not only fosters a deeper understanding but unveils paths to creativity, collaboration, and unprecedented success.
In this ever-growing landscape, adaptability, continuous learning, and a nuanced perspective are our most valued companions, steering us towards profitability and sustainable and impactful business success. Every interaction, deal, and business venture is an opportunity to learn, grow, and redefine the boundaries of what’s possible if only we approach it with an open heart and a discerning mind.



In a world inundated with information and narratives, the ability to sift through the noise, to pause and reflect, and to embrace a more nuanced, informed perspective is not just a virtue but a necessity. Every story deserves its examination, every deal its scrutiny, and every partnership its unique appraisal.
By engaging with the complexities, acknowledging the dual narratives, and venturing beyond surface-level perspectives, we arm ourselves with the informed viewpoint critical for success in the intricate, multifaceted world of business and deals. In this realm, the nuanced perspective is not just a competitive advantage - it is the cornerstone of informed decision-making, strategic foresight, and sustainable success.



In the world of deals, an open mindset serves as a compass, guiding entrepreneurs through the intricate terrains of opportunities and challenges. It fosters a culture of learning, adaptability, and informed decision-making. This doesn't advocate for indiscriminate acceptance but calls for a balanced evaluation process, where opportunities are not dismissed prematurely, and decisions are informed, strategic, and objective.
Great dealmakers exhibit characteristics of:

  • Openness
  • Flexibility
  • A learning orientation

They approach opportunities with a mindset devoid of rigidity, fully aware that each deal, like every story, has multiple facets. In the complex landscape of private equity, franchising, and business partnerships, a balanced and informed approach is not just beneficial, but necessary.
As we each continue our journeys in the deal-making space, let us commit to cultivating an open, informed, and balanced mindset. By avoiding the pitfall of jumping to conclusions and embracing a learning and evaluative approach, we position ourselves, our businesses, and our deals for success.

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Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, negotiator, and dealmaker. He has more than 35 years of professional deal-making and negotiating experience. Corey is a successful entrepreneur, attorney, consultant, author, and professional speaker. He is deeply passionate about deal-driven growth. He is also the creator and host of the DealQuest Podcast.

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Corey Kupfer is an expert strategist, deal-maker, and business consultant with more than 35 years of professional negotiating experience as a successful entrepreneur and attorney.


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