Boat of opportunities

Boat of opportunities

Community User Blog | Posted by Jeff Gallant - November 1, 2012 at 12:49 am

There is a saying that goes, "If you missed the boat of opportunities, then swim out to it".  That couldn't be more true in the entrepreneurial life.  We have so many opportunities that come and go and we have to make important decisions on which ones to concentrate or invest on.  I have trained myself to always follow my gut instinct, sometimes it's worth to not over analyse and just go with your instincts, get a feel for it, does it feel right ? If i have any kind of negative thoughts or feelings i drop it hastily.  Entrepreneurs have to also train themselves to go where the opportunities are presented, social events, business seminars, fundraisers etc.  During the time period that i have started my new company, i have found some of the best places to do business connections were at social events, like my sons Sunday school talking and mingling with other parents, playing shinny hockey or even recruiting my wife to tell other moms as mommy boot camps.   My drive to create business never stops and therefor i am swimming out to the boat of opportunities and the cost for marketing is Zero !   

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November 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

So true Jeff!  If you open yourself up to conversation and opportunities, it's amazing which doors will open for you (or which fish you'll meet as you swim out to the boat :)

Great blog post, thanks for sharing it.

Hoda Kamel
November 2, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Nice blog post especially today when I got 2 rejections in a row this morning. It is still hard for me to accept that not everyone will want or need your service, or even wants to talk to you. It is great to read uplifting posts and think of more opportunities. One of the areas that a friend discussed with me is joining the Chamber of Commerce in our city. Thanks Jeff!

Jeff Gallant
November 3, 2012 at 3:01 am

@Hoda Kamel 

Hoda, one of my favorite things i love doing is sales, cause not one customer is the same so everyday is a challenge,  If i get rejected or get sense of it i ask the client, have i answered all of your questions, do you have any more questions or concerns, do you feel comfortable with what i have presented to you, and if not what is it that you would like or what is it they (my competition) is offering that i am not.  Cause my intention is to make sure we exceed all of your needs. When i started, i would get a rejection and i would say thank you for your time and best of luck, now when i get a rejection i want to make sure i know why i got rejected and if i can come back and win them over.  You never know, the rejection might be something minuscule that you can fix easily.  The Chamber of Commerce in your city would be great !!! If that's what you love 

Hoda Kamel
November 5, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Thanks for the advice Jeff. I am still thinking about the Chamber of Commerce. I just want more venues for networking other than my circle of friends. The ones you suggested were very good.