Like this story for example:
Joey DiJulio was minding his own business in Seattle when he accidentally got invited via a misguided email to a bachelor party for a guy he doesn’t know. As the email conversation between the bona fide recipients unfolded in Joey’s inbox, he replied to all to explain that he got the email by mistake, but wished them all a great time.
Rather than dismissing him, the groom’s friends invited him to join them in Philadelphia for the party. Joey started a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 for his plane ticket and to help the soon-to-be newlyweds pay for their dream honeymoon to Italy. It appears Joey might not only attend the bachelor party, but also the wedding.
As I write this, Joey’s crowdfunding effort has reached $7,544 in 7 days, and he was on national TV talking with the Fox & Friends folks this morning
Not bad for a case of mistaken identity and a call to action that involves supporting someone’s desire to crash a party.
The moral of the story…hmmm, actually, the way I see it, there are several morals of this story relevant to small business owners, solopreneurs, and every other professional out there:
- Without agenda, be kind and respectful to everyone. You never know where it will take you.
- Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. You’ll be surprised at how many people will rally behind you in support of your efforts.
- Savor serendipity and the opportunities it can bring to you and others.
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