I came across a young man’s blog, which unfortunately is now offline, summarizing his experience at BizBuzz 2011, held in Nis, Serbia. My best friend is Serbian, and although I don’t understand much of the language, I still try to read things I think may be important or beneficial to me, with the help of Google Translator. In Krsto’s article, I found this nugget, translated to English by Google.
Trust. Successful people will give you the opportunity, do not think that their one minute of time is too expensive for you, think about how to shine in that minute.
This is a prize takeaway, worth every minute of reading. If you are struggling in business, whether you are 20, 40 or 60 years old, heed the wise words of this young man. Don’t be afraid to go for what you want, to seize the day. Invest that minute of time wisely, it may be the best thing you ever did to further your career or garner that new business opportunity.
So the next time you are presented with an opportunity to sell yourself, your services, your company, your dream … how are you going to use that minute?
Joni Mueller has been designing web sites for hire since 2003, when she first blew up her web host’s server by insisting on running Greymatter. Since then, Joni has designed for Blogger and Movable Type, TextPattern, WordPress and CMS Made Simple. She lives with her cat and shoe collection in a bucolic old section of Houston called Idylwood. For some strange reason, Joni likes to refer to herself in the third person. When she’s not working on web design, she’s ordering lawyers around. And blogging about it. Or both.