Sometimes I share “behind the scenes” stories and y’all seem to like that, so here’s one for you.
There’s this guy, Matt Levine. He writes a column for Bloomberg. I don’t know enough about the world of finance to know if he’s famous or not, but he might be.
Anyway, I love his writing, and admire his ability to produce something really good 5 days a week.
I wanted to interview him for my podcast to learn a bit about how he’s gotten so good at writing, so I sent him this email:
49 minutes later he replied with a polite, clear “no”.
That brings the total of people who have passed on guesting on my podcast to 4.
Matt is one of them, along with Jaime Meline and a few others.
This is not at all me whining about things. It’s normal to succeed less than 100% of the times you try any given thing, after all.
I just want y’all to know that you should “swing for the fences”. Or at least, I think you should.
Here’s what I wrote Al Ries, in case that’s interesting to you, or gives you ideas about how to reach out to famous people:
And here’s the interview Al very generously gave me: http://consultingpipelinepodcast.com/15
Swing for them fences y’all,