Some events that transpired today reminded me of how most people are eager to help you whether they know you or not. It really helps to know people, but sometimes even a complete stranger will go out of their way to help you out when you need help. My story: I need a quiet place to work where, if I close my door, people will leave me alone so I could get some work done. As fabulously (heh) behaved as my children are, they still don’t particularly respect the closed door principle.
So I called a Realtor friend of mine and asked her if she knew of any inexpensive office space available. She didn’t, but thought her own office might suit the bill. To make a long story short, her particular office was about to be full, but her broker directed me to another broker friend in another office she knew might be suitable. I just got back from talking to the guy, and as long as their ownership is cool with it, I’ll soon have an office. Keep your fingers crossed, Home Eccers!
The thing that I was reminded of was how willing people are to help you out when you needed it. The broker at my friend’s office could have just been “Look, kid, sorry, we’re about to be full” but instead she thought of other places that might be not as full, and made the call for me.
Now, you might not need an office space, but there might be something you’re needing that you can’t get for yourself. Put the word out to the world! Let your friends know what you need- they might be able to help you, but they might know someone who can help you.
This is one reason it’s a good idea to have tons of contacts and associates. Deep down inside, I’m a very shy person, but I force myself (as much as possible- there are times when I go into hermit mode and nothing but a stick of dynamite can get me out) to make friends and contacts and it has done me a world of good. It seems that if I don’t know someone who can help, chances are good that someone who knows someone can.
So, Home Eccers, this begs the question: what do you need?