After you work in ANY industry for a decent amount of time, you begin to build relationships. Whether it’s vendors, representatives, customer service personell or potential clients, you are making an impression all day long.
Add in some consistency and a dash of business and you have now developed some connections. Connections are one of the best by-products of doing business; you are already processing orders/purchasing goods/accomplishing something with the other party, now you are also starting to build a rappaport with that person.
Conversations evolve from just your standard small talk to all sorts of topics.
You have a vendor who you wish you could do more business with; you learn that he/she has a 15yr old daughter, who just got her permit and is looking for a beat up vehicle to drive. The ironic part is that just yesterday a rep for one of your supply companies was shooting the breeze and flippantly commented that he has a 1998 VW Jetta that he can’t sell for $1000.
Well, it kinda seems like those two were made for each other, right?
So, you put connection A in contact with connection B and both parties are satisfied, and both have you to thank for making it happen.
And, YOU come out smelling like a rose in the end.
Isn’t that what we all seek after all? Smelling like a rose in the end?
Make it a great day, and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s out there including mine.