Every morning I have a habit of stopping into my neighborhood Deli for a 20 oz. Green Tea and 2 Hard-Boiled Eggs. The last few mornings, I have noticed that a gentleman always comes in around the same time as I, and yesterday we shared a discussion about the virtues of bi-focal contact lenses vs. having reading glasses all over the house and in the car.
This morning he arrived a few minutes after I, and we exchanged a ‘hello'. He immediately asked me for a business card. I guess that my surprised expression led him to quickly explain that he is a columnist for "Long Island Business News" and that he writes about Real Estate. He said that he would like to contact me to discuss Home Staging with relation to the Real Estate market of today. We agreed to talk more and went our separate ways.
As I drove away, I realized that you just never know when you will run into someone who may one day impact your business. It is so important that we always look our best and when we leave our home, we need to always launch into ‘business mode'...even on weekends! Think about it - you can make new contacts just about anywhere that you go!
Oh, and it goes without saying, always carry some of your business cards with you!