Have you heard of the Montreal man that traded a Red Paperclip-bartering for something a little bit better each time-with the final result being him ending up with a two-storey house?
It took over a year, but only 14 trades for him to essentially trade the paperclip for the house. You can check out his blog here.
Isn't this such a great lesson in the power of believing you can do better?
It reminds me of a saying that I once heard from Oprah that went something like "You'll never know what you could have had, if you would have only asked."