The date was 9/15/21. A follow up meeting was on the calendar after several disco's and a formal proposal. The prospect showed up. Biggest deal in the pipeline, if closed this will crush my quota. The prospect said "You and my team showed me the value here, we're good to go. Send a contract for a 2 year agreement".
The date was 9/16/21. I committed the deal to my manager. I actually said "This one is in the bag, if not you can fire me. I feel great about this one". Contract sent.
9/17/21 - 9/20/2021:Follow up via email/call once or twice. Nothing.
9/22/21: "We've decided to go a different direction, your proposal was significantly more expensive than the others we received"
The sadness is strong with me today.
Tonight, we drink.
Tomorrow, we profit.
Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk/diary entry/ self deprecating cry for attention.