I am happy to say that people are very forgiving. I found that my work voicemail box had been corrupted and several voicemails had been restored from nearly a month ago! I had several messages that were waiting there dating back to the end of June. I was absolutely mortified.
Thankfully, most of them I had communicated through emails, calls, etc. One, however, was a brand new prospect. Here it is one MONTH later, I was finally getting back to her. I was very sheepish on the phone and apologetic and explained the situation, and she was very happy that I called. Here it was I was expecting to hear an angry voice and someone who would have already dismissed me because of I didn't respond.
I was so grateful that I was wrong. After speaking for awhile, we realized that we had a good arrangement, and it looks like I will get a speaking engagement out of this in January of next year!
It just goes to show you that it is never too late to follow through with a potential prospect. It's never too late to follow through with an idea, and it's never too late to continue blogging! I am grateful for the lesson I learned today to never give up and to remember it's never too late.
Have you ever thought about disregarding an opportunity because you thought you didn't follow up with a prospect or client?
Are you set on leaving money on the table because you didn't try?