Last week I was on vacation with my son. We were just getting ready to eat breakfast, when my phone rang. It was an unfamiliar number so I was reluctant to pick it up. I did and the person on the phone said…”I love elephants and want to buy your picture”.
I was dumbfounded, so I must have sounded a bit aloof. I told her I was not available now and would like to meet her the following week. She said sure, and made an appointment to meet on Tuesday (29 March 11) at 9:15. I called her when I got home to confirm, and was delighted she said yes.
I got to the coffee shop around 9:10 and realized I had no clue what she looked like. I glanced around to see if anyone was looking at me looking around. Not a soul was looking in my direction. Everyone was engaged in conversation or with their computer. I was a little nervous and decided to call and confirm. She answered the phone, told me she was around the corner, and would be there in a few minutes.
I stood by the wall waiting….waiting in anticipation. She walked right up to me, extended her hand, and introduced herself. I thought, wow, this was really going to happen. I informed her this was my first sale. She was genuinely happy for me and herself and inquired about purchasing a picture for her friend. I thanked her, gave her my business card and watched her walk out of the store. Coffee in one hand, MY picture in the other, and me with a HUGE smile on my face.
What a great feeling 🙂