My daughter, Kate, is four years old. She is one of those kids who has two speeds....FAST and asleep. There is no in-between. She is all energy all the time.
I took her to the park on Sunday and just watched her go. I always learn something from Kate.
She tried everything: the swings, the slide, the jungle gym, the sand box, etc.... She wanted to make sure that she had a turn on everything in the park. Some things were easy, some were scary, but she just kept going.
Then she started to look for other kids to play with. She just walked up and started talking with kids of all ages. Many ignored her, but that did not stop Kate from trying to play with them. Before long she had about six other kids all hiding and seeking. Her persistence paid off and she spent nearly an hour inventing new games with the other children.
What a great reminder for those of us in sales, marketing, business development and PR careers:
1. Try lots of things. Do not leave any stone unturned. You never know where you will find the best parts of your job. Ignore anything and run the risk of missing out on victory.
2. When trying to find clients, prospects and referral sources.... be tenacious. Do not give up just because they do not return your phone calls the first time. You have to keep at it, and eventually you will have the break through successes you desire.
Ahhhh, what we learn from the youth of the world!!!
Have A Great Day.