Wednesday, October 24, 2012

3 Truths About Meeting a Need

Recently I attended a writer's conference in California. I had new business cards printed just prior to the conference, to take with me. Although I knew I would need cards, I gave no thought to a card holder.

Soon after arriving I was smack dab in the midst of groups of writers who were networking and exchanging cards. Most of them had fancy little black or silver card holders. I had nothing. Each time someone said, "do you have a card?" I was left to stand there digging in my purse, pulling cards out of a little ziploc bag I had hastily stuffed them in prior to leaving for the airport.

Ugh. How embarrassing. Everyone else had fancy schmancy...I had ziploc.

I thought, "hhhmmmmm....what can I do? I am totally out-classed here..."

So, I stepped into the ladies room and started going through the black hole that is my purse, rummaging for anything that might be a suitable business card holder.

This is what I found:




Yes.

Seriously.

I quickly moved my pills to a little zipper pouch compartment of my purse...and...



Boom-chacka-lacka!!!! I had myself a fancy little business card holder...one that MATCHED!!!

I was now ready to head back out and network with the best of 'em!

The purple pill case went perfectly with my cards. You can't see the colors real well in these photos but my shirt has purple swirls in the photo and the thick line in the business card is purple. A few people were amazed at how my cards so perfectly matched my card holder.

It worked like a charm, my friends. The moral of the story here is...

1) You already possess whatever it takes to meet a need!
2) Think creatively! Leave no stone unturned to discover it!
3)  Once you find a solution -- don't be afraid to use it. Move forward confidently.

Every time someone said, "Let's stay connected, Deanna. Do you have a card?" I flipped my little card holder out with pride and said, "Sure do! Here you go!"

 Them: "Oh Deanna...wherever did you find such a cute matching combo like that?"


Me: "Oh...it's an exclusive company. BHC. You've probably never heard of it..."

[Bayer Health Care! Ha ha ha!!!]


 I got home and shared this with my husband. He thought my idea was great but he also thought I deserved a real card holder. A few days later, he came home and blessed me with this:




As you can see it's black and silver. It's a lot "shinier" than the picture reflects.


Although I love this one, I might pull my exclusive BHC holder out on occasion, just for old times sake.  :)

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