Five Minutes

Gold Canyon, Arizona

Faced some fears yesterday and made some cold calls to two real estate offices trying to sell them felted soap.

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Actually they weren’t technically cold calls because cold calls are usually done over the phone.

But I HATE talking on the phone. The thought of cold calling over the phone can make me hyperventilate.

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So I decided to visit a few (emphasis on few) real estate offices in person.

As I drove up to the first real estate office, I was a nervous wreck.

But I gave myself a lecture and told myself that I could make it through the next five minutes.

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I survived.

And I told myself that I could make it through another five minutes at the second real estate office.

And I did.

While I didn’t sell any soap, I found out how to try to set up an appointment so that I can meet with all the agents at an office during their monthly meetings. I didn’t know that they had monthly meetings or that I could request a few minutes to pitch a sale to them.

So I consider the morning a half success even though I didn’t sell any soap.
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I harvested necessary information and I survived two five minute sessions of uncomfortableness…