A few years ago when I ran my fancy-pantsy tailoring company, I was visiting my then-girlfriend in Poland.
One of her parents’ friends was a retired tailor, and when he heard that a young enthusiast was doing the thing he loved so much, his daughter called to say he wanted to meet me.
I don’t remember why, but we didn’t set up a meeting that week. I figured I’d be back next month, better to meet him then.
When I returned a month later, he had sadly passed away.
And I had lost the chance to meet a true nestor of my trade.
Who had reached out, wanting to meet me.
During the weeks that followed, I was repeatedly nagged by the loss and the – ultimately – selfish reason for it.
That guy would have loved meeting, and I would, without a doubt, have come away with lessons, books, and quite possibly his favourite shears as well.
None of that happened.
Sad. Stupid too. And more selfish of me than I’d like to admit.
Don’t be like me. When you are offered an opportunity – grab it.
Grab it with both hands, because you never know what will happen next.
You’ll never know if you’re going to get another opportunity.
When someone reaches out to you and offers you something – please don’t dismiss it.
If it comes at you, who knows what goodness it will bring you?
None, if you don’t accept the opportunity.
But if you do… who knows what could happen.
So now I’ve worked myself into a difficult position, because how on earth do I transition from here into my habitual mini-pitch? Answer? I don’t, I just give you the link: http://martinstellar.com/high-conversion-sales-copy/
Seriously though: always be ready to recognise an opportunity, and always grab it if it’s good. You never know what life has in store for you.