I just found out that I lost out!
I missed out on a big speaking job that I really wanted.
I thought I had a good shot at it.
I was qualified and available.
My fee range was well within their honorarium budget.
It was easy driving distance to the venue.
I had a great rapport with the event planner.
But, I didn’t get the gig.
Someone else will be speaking there next year.
For the rest of the day, I was down in the dumps.
I didn’t engage with other potential clients via phone or email.
Who would hire me? was the recording playing in my head.
I even had writer’s block.
But then, who would read my stuff anyway? I thought to myself.
I tried to cheer up, but I just couldn’t seem to rally.