Since coming up with GMod and making lots of money, buying a house and starting a company – I’ve been out of my depth in a lot of situations.
Going from being refused a £5,000 5-year car loan to having the manager of the same bank send you beer every Christmas takes some getting used to. The problem is – you don’t know anything about investments, are they scamming you, are they giving you the wrong advice? The same with accountants and solicitors. Are they legit, are they giving you bad advice because they know you’ll get in trouble and it will be more work for them? Do they have your best interests at heart – or can they just smell the money?
The temptation is to act like you know what you’re doing so they think they can’t get anything past you. This is a bad move. If they want to shaft you they will – your bullshit will be like a red rag to a bull.
What I did was The Columbo. Just pretend you know a lot less than you know. Ask questions that you know the answers to. If that doesn’t line up you know they’re trying to fuck you in the ass.