Got a call a few weeks back asking for some advice about a business deal. It seems someone had done quite a bit of work on a project, only to get left on the sidelines once the real game started.
Every business person has experienced this at one time or another. You work your tail off on something, and just when you think the payday is near, the door gets closed in your face. What is important here is what you learn from it.
I heard a saying once:
“Smart people don’t make the same mistake twice; very smart people don’t make the same mistake three times.”