TFS: A Quick Word on The Fixer

People just don’t seem to get The Fixer at all. Maybe, I am just not explaining him well, but I feel I have said all of which follows over and over again and yet people still don’t get it. Or want to get it. But here we go, again… 🙂

Yes, when you use The Fixer there is a Price to be Paid – but it isn’t to him, it’s never to him! You aren’t hiring him, bargaining with him, giving him a fee, making a sacrifice to him, paying him, or anything remotely like that. The price to be paid is doing or allowing whatever it is that needs to be done. It will ALWAYS going to be directly related to whatever you want to happen. It is not a price to be paid to The Fixer, the price is doing the action you need to do, or accepting the consequences of your decisions, or being OK with the fallout from the consequences of getting your way.

The example I always give is about wanting to be a writer. The price to be paid to be a writer is the hours you must spend writing, reading and learning about writing. To become a writer you must learn how to write and then you must write. This is the price you must pay.

Another example: If you want you drive a car you have to learn how to drive – that’s the price you pay. It’s not something like: if you want to know how to drive, then you bargain with The Fixer and asking him what payment he wants, and then give him some blood as payment (or whatever) and then you know how to drive. That’s not it at all. The “Price You Pay” is taking the driving lessons, learning the theory, and then passing the driving test.

Another example would be if you want to get a job but both you and your friend apply for it – the cost of getting that job may be the loss of that friendship. Or if you want to have an affair, the price you must pay is the lies, the secrecy and deceit.

IT IS NEVER A PAYMENT DIRECTLY TO THE FIXER, it is never any sort of sacrifice to him, or anything like that. You are not hiring a thug or an assassin or anything like that. He represents that which needs to be done to get what you want. Like all Servants, when it is done you can give a public thanks and a candle offering or whatever – BUT THAT’S IT! No weird sacrifices, no unusual payments, no whatever. Just a thanks and maybe a candle.

The Price You Pay when using The Fixer is accepting any fall out, and doing what needs to be done for you to have what you want.

The reason why he should be only used as a last resort is that sometimes the only way to get what you want is to do something a bit shitty, or something less than good morally, or something that might destroy a friendship, or ultimately may cost you in some way. But it will always be something to do with your desired goal.

People say can you negotiation the price with The Fixer beforehand? – NO, that’s just not how it works. if you are not prepared to do whatever it takes to get what you want then don’t use the Fixer. There are plenty of other Servants to choose from. Basically, The Fixer is for when you want something to happen and you don’t care what you have to do, destroy or hurt to get it.

Hopefully that will clear it up a bit, but I honestly doubt it. I have said all this many times before 🙂

Until next time…




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4 Replies to “TFS: A Quick Word on The Fixer”

  1. Can I only make a generic wish for The Fixer, like “I want a job”, or can I give details of the job I want?

      1. This reminds me of the wonderful book by Peter Block.. “The Answer to How is Yes.” In that book he proposes that many “How Questions” are ways of avoiding commitment and responsibility. So How Questions would be: How long will it take? “How do you do it?” etc.. He reframes these questions into “Yes questions.” … So “How much does it cost ?” becomes.. The YES question: “What is the price I am willing to pay?” of course it isn’t always just money 😉

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