Throughout my career and to this day, this one word stands out.
Success comes through a lot of hard work and perseverance.
I came across my old appointment book the other day. I did not have a computer back then. A Mac cost about $10,000 with a 16MB hard drive and a floppy disk drive. Softwares were another $10,000. Here’s how my days went back then:
Mon 9AM Oct 6
Jan at HL&P, like the work, nothing right now, call her in 2 weeks.
Tue 11AM Oct 7
Steve at Enron, will keep me on file in case something comes up.
Thu 1PM Oct 9
Cindy at Landmark, nothing right now, check in a month.
Tue 3PM Oct 13
Collin at Bridgeway, may need something done in a couple of months.
I thought to myself: “Can’t you just give me the work right now? I don’t have a couple months to wait.”
Fri 10AM Oct 16
Larry at American General, not there, forgot about my appointment.
Wed 1PM Oct 21
Melissa at Oncor, will keep me in mind if something comes up.
Thu 11AM Oct 22
Dan at Landana, wants me to do spec work, if he likes it, will pay.
Mon 2PM, Oct 26
Mel at Compaq, walk about 20 minutes to his building, huge place, nothing right now.
Wed 10AM Oct 28
Bill at Hines, can not see me, see his assistant instead, happy with current designers.
Mon 2PM Nov 2
Linda at Walker, wait 20 minutes, can’t use me.
Wed 3PM Nov 4
Matt at Sterling, nothing right now, check back in 2-3 months, wants to keep all samples
Fri 2PM Nov 6
Don at Compass, in extended meeting, has to reschedule
Tue 10AM Nov 10
David at Texas Commerce, likes everything, hires me to do his monthly publication - hooray!
I was very blessed to know and get to work with David - a VP at Texas Commerce Bank, for many years. This led to more work with JPMorgan Chase because Texas Commerce Bank was later on merged into JPMorgan Chase. I’ll never forget David and am very grateful for opening the door for me.
Never take any client for granted. They take a chance on you. Always give them your best.
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