Tuesday, September 10, 2013

"Every "NO" Is One Step Closer To A "Yes"""


If memory serves me correctly, and that is an iffy thing, I believe Zig Ziglar said the above quote.
I went to several of his seminars in the 70's.  This sentence has always stuck with me.

When I had my businesses and was trying to find that interesting, profitable, large design project, often
many others went by the wayside before the right one came along.

I used that phrase as my mantra.  Especially when I was in semi-panic or disappointed that I didn't get something that I wanted to design.

I have said this phrase over the last couple of months while trying to find a tenant, the right tenant, for the guest house.

It has been a teeth-gritting experience to put it mildly.

From questions like, "What time of the day does the sun cover the entire roof terrace?  Is the air tranquil in the house?  What, it only has one bedroom, one bath?  How do you get down the hill?
Those are just a few of the less arcane questions. 

I just knew, if I could be PATIENT the right person or people would appear.
Voila, yesterday it happened.

Actually two separate groups wanted it.  What a dilemma.  I certainly had not anticipated that experience.  I regretted having to call a lovely woman and tell her that I was renting the house to someone else.

The new tenants are a couple, Frederick and Gilberto from Mazatlan.  They were very interesting to talk to (or interview if you will).

It was a good fit - them and me.  I felt it the whole time we were talking.  They said while they were here that they definitely loved the house, wanted the house and would sign a two year lease!

They even called about an hour later to make sure that I knew they really wanted it.

We completed the business side today. When they arrived, they brought a gift to me.  I was speechless.
In all these years, that has never happened before!  I told them so and thanked them profusely.

Rick and Gilberto signed a two year lease.  I can now exhale.

And, the "Yes" finally came. 
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8 comments:

Shannon said...

Congratulations Barbara! I'm so glad that you finally found the perfect fit for your casita.

Babs said...

Thanks Shannon. it is a good relief!

How R U?

Steve Cotton said...

Good news, indeed. It will make my three weeks here that much more special.

Babs said...

Thanks Steve.....so glad you ARE here to see all your friends, eat good meals and who knows what!

gringosuelto said...

Well, I'm very happy for you, but I guess this means I won't be able to rent your cottage for at least two years, then. Blah!!!

But then every "no" is a step closer to "yes," so I suppose I shouldn't worry.

Saludos,

Kim G
Boston, MA
Where we need to head south soon.

Babs said...

Kim, I SO wanted you to come and be in the guest house, but, I didn't want to pester you about it.

Steve Cotton arrived yesterday...til October 1st.

Ron Stephens said...

Now you can finally stop whining, ...sheesh!!! Take a deep breath, get a good night's sleep, and get on with it. Now we can start planning the next trip.

Babs said...

You know me so well.