Last night I had a major setback. Well, it was really a gigantic disappointment. I have a friend who I have been friends with for almost 11 years. We have done a lot and met a lot of people in this town when we moved here because of them. They took us and made us a part of this community. We are especially grateful for that since we knew no one here.
They know that we are marketing specialist and that we build websites and help build Facebook through attraction marketing. They know it.
Likewise, they are business owners here in town. We are friends because I chose his business in this town. I always vet all my places of business to determine who I will do business with. I have done business with them for the past 11 years. Both of them.
So last night we got together as we always do and during the conversation, they told us that they had just contracted with someone to build their website. What? Yep, they went with someone that they didn’t know and had never met until yesterday. We were floored and flabbergasted. We had been after them for years to let us build them a website. Had this happened to someone other than our so-called best friends it really wouldn’t have been that big a deal. But they were supposed to be “best friends”.
We took it really hard. We have been online for over three years and have done really well. We paid taxes on 128k last year. So it’s not like we don’t know what we are doing. We have had many clients that we have helped turn their business around. So this was a big blow to us, that our own friends didn’t want to do business with us.
This morning we had a come to Jesus moment. So what they don’t want our help. It could be a blessing in disguise. They are very indecisive about a lot of things that are insignificant (first-hand knowledge). So we decided to look at this as not a disappointment but a blessing.
Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be and that’s OK with me. There are others that need our help.
I am sure you have seen this many times in your career. You have been working hard and talking with someone and just when you think that they are onboard with you they go with another company. It happens all the time. I know that this is when a lot of people give up and just quit. They say what’s the point.
Well, the point is this, not everybody will see value in what you are offering. Some will lead you along as long as they think they are getting value but they never “jump”. That’s ok. That’s life.
Do not let disappointments get you down or ruin your mindset. If you are the kind of person who lets every little setback or loss of a lead get to you, then maybe business isn’t for you. The one thing I have learned is that there are going to be a lot of disappointments in your journey. The key is to let them ” roll off your back like water off a duck”.
Don’t give them your attention, just shrug it off and keep moving forward.
Consistency and action are the keys to success. Don’t let anything slow you down.