I was reading this article on applying for grants & loans and one of the sub-title was "No doesn`t mean No". The author was quiet funny as he stated that now that he`s much older, the only time `no` means a `no` is in harrasment cases.
He shared a teenager who wanted to get some funding to start his business so he contacted this government program that gives money to teenage entrepreneurs. He was told that the money was only for teeagers who lived in small towns but this kid was in Boston and therefore he was not eligible for it. This young man did that stop there; he called the agency back and asked for a copy of the program literature. After he got the literature, he read it closely and learned that it did say the money was for teens in small towns, but in a separate line it also stated that it was for teens who wanted to start lawnmower service businesses - which was exactly what he had in mind.
He called the office and pointed out that line and got the money!
When I attended one of the classes offered by SCORE, a successful restaurant owner shared that he got his loan from the 74th bank he visited!
Easy to say than done but very soon I`ll be going around banks, investors,or some filthy rich people trying to get funding for my restaurant and I want to remember that as an entreprenur, I need to have the power and the strength to believe that I can turn a "no" to "yes" (or many `no`s to one `yes`) so my business plan will be in a 3-D form of a real restaurant.
Unless, of course, I hit the lotto - now that would be a big `YES" from God!!
Life isn`t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.