So many people go through life missing what is right in front of their face. There are so many missed opportunities because they’re simply not paying attention.
I recently heard about a traveler who left his phone in the taxi he took from the airport to the hotel.
No problem. Just call the cab company to see if they can radio the driver, right?
- None of the passengers had any idea what cab they got into. They couldn’t call the taxi company because in this major metro city there were numerous companies.
- None of them looked at the name of the driver on the license that was clearly displayed.
- They paid cash, so there was no credit card receipt to refer to.
- They also didn’t get the number of the vehicle they were in.
- The likelihood someone turned in the phone was not favorable. But even if someone had done that, there was no way for the driver and the passengers to be reunited because the Find-My-Phone app wasn’t helpful because the phone was turned off.
This is one small (but expensive) example of a missed opportunity simply due to lack of awareness.
In direct sales I often hear consultants say they can’t find anyone who is interested in buying, hosting or joining.
There will always be far more people to serve, than there are consultants to serve them.
I wonder how many of those consultants can’t find anyone because they’re not looking … really looking.