Even the BEST laid plans, no matter how cleverly coordinated, can end up in the toilet. Over the next 2 days, I had several appointments set up, some that were not easy to coordinate, that I had to completely re-work. We're having a big snow storm happening this evening and, just like that, the plans are out the window.
I was going to have lunch with a potential client, which I much prefer to do face to face. Fortunately, he was VERY amenable to a video meeting. We had a brief phone conversation about technology, and voila! Meeting back on, in a way I hadn't considered viable for potential clients before. Suddenly, it began to open my mind in how other things are done.
Another appointment was with an associate to catch up and talk about business plans. Due to the snow we're re-scheduling to a day that I was not that comfortable with due to other plans that day making it a very busy one. I wanted to be flexible, so I agreed. I then discovered a friend of hers will also be there, someone I've been wanting to meet to do business with for some time. It's a perfect opportunity to swap ideas with someone new and potentially get into a new market.
Sometimes, when you get thrown a curveball, and you can go with the flow, other, better things can happen. It's all about how flexible you are willing to be.