Five: I followed up with Gary Vaynerchuk for eight months to get a 10-minute interview
Gary Vaynerchuk is my idol and I always wanted to interview him.
When I first reached out I was rejected.
The second time I reached out, I was accepted.
When the big day finally came there was no call from him.
I was bummed. I followed up and there was a scheduling conflict and we were able to set a new date.
Results: I was able to interview my idol, who I consider to be the ultimate networker.
Lesson: People are busy. They are not trying to hurt your feelings. Sometimes they just need a friendly reminder.