Don’t be Afraid!!!

Last fall, we stopped off at a convenience store to grab some drinks and snacks for one of Tristan’s football games.  As the kids & I were sitting in the truck with the windows down enjoying the cool fall air & waiting for Ryan to get back with our treats, a strange man walks up to the truck.  He is obviously trying to figure out what to say as he awkwardly hands me a handful of fireplace brochures. Turns out, he saw the big PCH signs all over the truck and thought, “hey, that guy might be a potential customer.”

Normally, I’m all about building relationships.  But, you know, sometimes you get a prompting to talk to someone.  Sometimes someone you don’t know and probably won’t see again.  It’s uncomfortable.  It’s maybe even awkward (and you might even freak the other person out a bit–I was a little bit worried!  lol), but I’m telling you right now that you should absolutely do it!

It turns out that those fireplace brochures were really cool. And, after we got over laughing at the awkward situation of the poor guy trying to sell his wares to the wife of a contractor, Ryan decided to hang onto those brochures.  Guess who has a meeting with Ryan tomorrow?  THAT GUY!

Ryan was looking for the perfect solution for a sticky outdoor fireplace situation, remembered those brochures stashed in his office from 6 months ago, and gave the guy a call.

Act on your promptings.  Of course, try to develop relationships whenever possible, but get the word out there about what you do to the right people–you never know what might happen!

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