I have always loved prospecting! I have been a rock hound and treasure hunter all my life.
I grew up in a small mountain community in Southern California, called Lake Arrowhead. In our backyard was a rocky creek, where I spent countless hours as a kid, searching for beautiful rocks and panning for gold, especially after learning about the California gold rush in school.
My family didn’t have much money when I was growing up, although we didn’t really go without much. I remember the joy and excitement I had, the day I discovered gold in that old creek. At last, my family and I would be in good financial health.
I had panned and panned, that old creek and put all that gold into bottles. When I had accumulated what I thought would be enough gold, I took the bottles/jars to my parents, to share the joy of what I had found and to relieve their mind of any possible financial whoas.
I will never forget the disappointment I felt, when my Dad informed me that what I had amassed for us, was fools gold! I said- what.. all those bottles of gold, weren’t really gold? I was really a fool! We all had a good laugh over that and he appreciated my effort.
All those bottles of pyrite, had taught me a very valuable lesson. I learned that searching for a great treasure, is always a worthwhile thing to do, Matthew 6:33. In business it was the reason, I landed so many hard to win accounts.
I still buy and sell stuff online because I really like it. I enjoy finding a great item to sell and I like the end result of making the sale.
One of the most important aspects to any business is prospecting and for some reason, a lot of people don’t like the prospecting process. I try to make prospecting a fun adventure!
An example of a fun day of prospecting I had recently was, my space odyssey weekend.
I was scouring the web for items to resale, when I found an interesting sculptured ET lamp. It looked like the ET character from the movie ET and yet, I couldn’t find another one exactly like it online. I love ET and Sci-Fi, so I scheduled a time to meet the seller to acquire the ET lamp and set out on a space Odyssey!
The seller asked me to meet them at a Kum and Go in Missouri and I learned that the ET lamp, was made and signed by her grandmother. I knew that I probably couldn’t resell lamp, by way of retail because of trademark infringement but I wanted to buy it anyway because I loved it. It would always remind me, of the fun adventures that could be had when I take the time to prospect!
That ET lamp sits on my desk, to remind me to prospect because it’s fun.
Who knows what other great treasures are out there waiting to be discovered!