“I am in a meeting, I will call you back…”
Few years ago, I had an excellent business meeting. We connected well and instantly thought we should work together.
After the meeting, I shared my proposal with this very promising prospect.
I waited for a confirmation, and called him, only to hear “I am in a meeting, I will call you back…”
I sent him more emails and reached out over the phone.
But he never responded to my emails. He never returned my calls.
He acted like a complete stranger.
I waited patiently for a few more days.
But soon after that, it started getting frustrating.
What had I done wrong?
I kept waiting, wondering what I should have done differently.
And then, one fine day, suddenly, I thought of a brilliant idea to change my situation.
I decided to MOVE ON.
I moved away from this prospect for sometime and focused on new clients, new presentations and new deals.
Signed a few more contracts!
1. I cannot close all deals (no one can)
2. Accept that some things are beyond my control
3. Such frustrating situations are highly distracting — get out of them fast.
4. Closure isn’t everything; always explore more opportunities.
What do you do when someone ignores your calls?
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