Remarkable means something worth remarking upon and recognizing its value, not as a new tool, but as an old one that has not been used. I think I’ll be using it more often.
Maybe I’m part old-school and part ‘I missed this important lesson earlier,’ but it seems more like something to be recognized later once we’ve had a career or two or three, that some things that used to be so hard are now remarkably easy. Surely experience and reputation are part of this, but there seems to be a more significant influence; it’s partly confidence, partly clarity, and some oft-overlooked simplicity.
When there is a gatekeeper – someone we have to go through to get to the person we want to get to, it’s both frustrating and common.
In my younger days, as it is for so many in sales of all kinds, the challenge of presenting ideas, competing for business and recognition is often a futile struggle to climb about a fast-moving merry-go-round you’ll likely be thrown off from as any other outcome …
Recent experiences proved a better point, a better way that has come about for me from a lot of experience – developing relationships with people and companies who want to hear from you because you have information, ideals, value and potential transactions to offer them. They answer calls, respond to emails, and recommend others; it’s simply remarkable.
This made me laugh because I read it after hitting snooze for the second time and while trying to invent compelling reasons to get up. It took a bit of introspection and three smacks on snooze to get me moving this morning, HM, Calgary, AB