Tagged: potential clients

Last
September, I moved to a new townhome community. The real estate developer has
not yet completed the walking path surrounding the property. The first phase of
the path meanders along a roaring creek and the Kincaid Forest. At one point,
the path ends, awaiting new asphalt.

While
walking the trail with my friend, I invited her to continue on the dirt path.
It hugs the creek and takes us to a quiet patch of forest where I’ve spotted
hawks, foxes, turkeys, and deer….

Overfilling their inboxes, operating in a vacuum, or pushing potential clients "off a diving board" all make the list. What else should?

When I was 9 years old, I had a crush on our swim coach. He was tall, blond, tan, and wore Foster Grant aviator glasses. I was secretly smitten. I entrusted him with my life as I braved the deep end of the pool and learned crucial safety techniques.

One morning, Coach Tall Blond Guy coaxed us to jump from the high diving board. I climbed the steps precariously as my knees shook. As I stood on the edge of the board for what seemed hours, I froze. That's when Coach TBG made a fatal mistake.

He pushed me off the board.

From that moment on, I could not trust him. It took me just a split second to lose trust in Tall Blond Guy.