I thought I would start this new post on the subject of Gut Instinct kicking in during business. Has your Gut Instinct ever kicked in during a business transaction? and did you escape what could have been costly? September 2013 was when I realised what Gut instinct felt like. I was in my local having a few pints, a guy I knew from a company I had worked for years gone by, started chatting, I didn't really like the guy when I worked at the company, he was always a bit full of himself, but as that time had moved on, I gave him the benefit of the doubt. He asked me what I was working as, I told him I started my own gardening business. Oh.. That is what I need, My daughter is needing her garden done, Any chance you could have a look, I went and looked, the daughters man was explaining what he wanted done, I said I was busy at that time but would call him back in a couple of weeks, In that couple of weeks there was an alarm bell ringing inside me, and almost a voice saying No Scott stay away from it, offcourse I thought I was just being silly, I went ahead with the Job. The guy was expecting me to order a miniskip, bark and weed control fabric, for the £120 I said I would do it for (Labour Only), This was a guy who said he was in the gardening business but moved to security. Yes so you were, ahem . I had done 5hrs and went and spoke to him about getting paid, he was all excuses, and challenging because there was no bark or fabric, I told him he would need to buy the materials himself. (Unless a customer gives me all the money for any materials or equipment hire in advance, I wont be buying it (I'm not going into debt for someone then they dont pay). So I did not get paid for the time I put in, I had to take that one on the nose, but the positives from that was, I did not suffer again, when that little alarm bell went off, I walked away, and that alarm bell sounded 3 times after that lesson! I did not lose as much as one of my uncles mates who went into a pub deal with that same guy, he lost £34000 ouch! The pub lasted about a year and went to the wall.