Going back and forth with QVC is very interesting. I find the rejection of every submission gets easier as the time goes by because I learned my idea didn't work. It takes a certain kind of crazy to be able to take rejection and then put yourself out there again so you can feel that great searing pain in your heart just one more time, because I in my crazy mind think...this is it. this is the one time where its different, I am going to get a yes!
And then I get a "no."
Well we all stayed home yesterday since my little Nathan was recouping from a cold/fever thing and I put on QVC. "In the Kitchen with David" was on and there was this guy selling his BBQ ribs. They were on display for all to see and he had a sad looking cutting board he was cutting his ribs on. The board was sad, I mean really sad......it was separating and cracked, dry and looked like it had been on the street and run over a couple of times kind of sad.
Now I know he was not selling cutting boards and only his BBQ ribs, but looking at that board he was cutting on made me feel like if he knew better, he could do better. He needs a Weber cutting board. So then came forth another idea of mine that will either make my dreams come true in selling boards to the many or crush them with that one word, "no". But not to worry, this "no" doesn't hurt like it did the very first time, it gets easier as you hear it over and over again.
What is so fascinating about this is that I have a relationship with a seller on QVC and she believes in me and loves my boards! She is my advocate and I am so grateful for her. We have tried to get my boards, tablet holders etc on QVC only to be told "no" by the buyers. For some reason I keep trying....... because I know in my heart if they gave me a chance I could sell every board I made on that show. So the fight continues.
SIDE NOTE: Did you know that Colonel Sanders the creator of "KFC" heard 1009 "no's" on his chicken before he heard his first "yes". Now that is stamina. I am going to follow his example. I am probably only on my 30th "no" right now so I have a lot of work to do.
Back to the BBQ ribs and "In the Kitchen with David"...... So here is my idea......
I am going to give QVC a few boards, let them use them on air at will for anything they want and see what kind of response I get..... if any......
When I find out when they might be used I will notify you my faithful friends to call up the QVC show to ask where you can get that cutting board? Where? What? That is the best cutting board I have ever seen! I want one! Any thing to make them think about putting my boards on air.
This just might work, but if it doesn't don't worry because you know and I know I can come up with another crazy idea at any time and we will try again.
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