You've met with a prospective employer or new client. Things seemed to click. You had a few action items to follow up on and then.... silence. How do you react when your calls and emails go unanswered?
Reframing silence as an opportunity, rather than an ending, radically changes which next steps you will take. It takes courage and confidence. It speaks to your resilience and belief in your own value. It requires you to continue working to develop a relationship when it might seem easier or more comfortable to move on.
Your success is at stake. Don't cut yourself off from an opportunity that is still very much alive because you have assumed that silence is deadly.