Meeting someone, doing business with them or solving problems seems routine.
Might be massively important. If we miss them, we miss all that. If we see something magical in them, we might have a different view completely and achieve surprising results.
Pivotal moments might change the nature of our life: a handshake in the crowd, or that tap on our shoulder.
We can all recount special moments altering our path, bringing new experiences, and people into our viewfinder. Chatting with someone I know casually – long-winded ‘discuss his history and his business’ conversation; and we talked about what he wants to do with his business – in search of an exit strategy which will, undoubtedly, align with someone else’s entry strategy. Maybe mine.
Lessons learned have taught me ‘right questions to ask’, and I’m always curious about businesses I don’t have history with but which, it seems, I can understand. I have no idea if this is an opportunity I want or need right now – but I am grateful it came along.
Because it made me curious about something I’ve never considered before. Stimulation. The issue of, acquiring a slice of the pie – without knowing the competitive landscape of whether there can be a bigger pie. Growing a market v. gaining increased share of a shrinking one?
But there is more.
There always is.
Not things which happen on accident, but ones happening on purpose because we made them so, because we went out to get them – with a plan or at least some notion of a plan.