And remember that one mistake is never going to be the end of everything.
"During my first outreach to a potential contact who had the power to put me in touch with some very useful professionals, I messed up professional protocol on email clarity and format. In my response to her reply email, I made requests she felt were completely unreasonable and responded in somewhat of an aggravated tone. I felt like an absolute doofus and super embarrassed.
I ate chocolate and I told myself that there will be other opportunities and other contacts. I reminded myself that everyone makes mistakes, but the ones that keep pushing are doing just fine.
Always very clearly state every relevant detail in any professional interaction. And remember that one mistake is never going to be the end of everything.”
- Perry [New York, New York]