I was helping a friend out by getting him some quotations on certain products he wanted to import from China. During my conversations with some of the suppliers, I was referred to a person who was based in Singapore and could be of help to my friend. When I got in touch with the person in Singapore, it turned out she was planning on entering the same business as my friend, and was looking for people to partner with! I got both of them in touch with each other and wish them the best of success in future endeavors. It is really fascinating how a cold enquiry could turn into so much more.
The world has a uncanny way of responding to our thoughts. It all depends on how badly we want to achieve the goals we set for yourself. The stronger our desire to push ourselves to reach them, the easier it becomes! This is not the first time something like this has happened. As it so happens one of my portfolio companies InnovoGS was established through such unexpected connections as well.
What it all comes down to is, we do have to know what we are looking for in life. You must at least have a vague idea even if you have not been able to crystalize it fully. Once we have this powerful image in our mind, it becomes easier to chart a path and come across people who will help you in this journey. The power of networking must never be underestimated!!