Went to Canada Without a Ticket to the Ted Conference
Last week I went to Canada because I there was a TED Conference . The general admission for the conference costed $5,000 and I didn't have enough money to go to the TED conference. However, I felt like I needed to be there in order to network with people at the TED conference.
At first I was going to attempt to figure out a way to sneak in, but decided to hand out flyers by the door of the conference. I got rejected multiples times and it was incredibly demotivating. I had to go to the bar to get a drink multiple times in order to keep my mood up.
Eventually, I realized that there was something wrong with my approach. Every time I approach someone, they automatically shut me down. I think it is because I sound like a salesman. I decided to go to a meetup and I met a big business owner there who got mentored by Adrian Morrison.
We had a followup meeting and he told me he is interested in mentoring me, but I wanted me to reading a book first and to get to know me better.
I guess the trip to Canada wasn't a total waste. From this trip, I realize that I am bad at sales and this is a skill that I need to improve on. I also met a guy who can potentially mentor me through my startup. In my eyes, this was a successful trip.