We are at Iko toilet Aga Khan Walk!!!
Here is how it happened. I had gotten the owner’s email from a friend’s classmate’s lecture’s friend or cousin. Yap I was literally those people who know people who know people who know people. I had wanted to approach Eco Tact for some time. Although, I was not familiar with their products.
I wrote to him what I thought was a decent email late last year explaining what Inteco is and I would like to do. A reply never came. It did not bother me because at that juncture I was accustomed to the rejections. To me the silence was not a rejection but a challenge.
No is not the end but the boundaries of your execution
About two or three months ago I decided to call Eco tact office and asked very confidently to speak to the owner. I actually called him by his name, his first name to be precise. If she refused then my next option was to go camp at his office. I did not expect to be put through to be honest. Surprisingly I was and the next day I had a meeting with him. The rest is history.
Here is a funny twist in the story. At the time I did not know that I was given the wrong email address. That was why I did not receive a reply. It was actually not a rejection. I bet if I believed in my product and perceived at that time I would have progressed much further than I have now.
With everything that we do there must be lessons that we learn from it. Here were two crucial lessons I got from this:
- The notion that you need to know someone to get things done is false. Granted it maybe easier for you to achieve what you want to achieve if you know someone. However, the energy and time that it takes to find someone is the same as if you did it by yourself.
- Spend time to figure out who are the key decision maker(s). When doing “blind calls” it helps get passed the “gate keepers”.
What are blind calls and gate keepers? I shall elaborate that in the next post.
Until next time