Having shared my "HearandPlay" story for the last 10 years doesn't come without complications. In fact, it's probably inspired more competition than I'd ever imagine over the years. That's okay --- because I have an abundance-based mindset (not a scarcity-based one) and I've always been blessed for giving rather than keeping to myself.
For a while now, I've been thinking about expanding the "Hear and Play" brand to other methods of learning. I've kept my eye on "SeeAndPlay.com" for the longest but it's never been available. Not that another name wouldn't work, but it fits nicely with my "& play" pattern.
So I revisited the idea the other day and found that the domain name, SeeAndPlay.com, had recently been registered on June 19, 2012. (Silly me for not backordering it but I was never really that serious about it in the past). Here's my e-mail to the new owner:
Here was the reply back:
They saw our House Hunters episode and was inspired to finally start the website. They even borrowed part of the name structure "and play" (not reinventing the wheel right?). And rightfully so. If I was on the other side, I'd probably do the same thing. I respect this father and son to the utmost for "seeing" something on tv and taking action.
I have this saying:
"There are three types of people. Those that make things happen. Those that watch things happen. And those that are wondering what just happened."
This father and son didn't just want to "watch" someone else on tv make it happen. They got up and took action.
(All of this is not to say I don't want the domain name. I did reply and offer something mutually beneficial. But my point is - how many times have you heard an inspiring story, read a biography, heard a success story, and counted yourself out?
One of the lessons on my end is to be more prepared for opportunity. They say "luck" is when preparation meets opportunity. There are many things I could have done to be alerted of this domain name expiring. And if the owner doesn't accept my offer, I must take personal responsibility for my prior lackadaisicalness towards the situation.
Just for fun, here are some photos from the HGTV "House Hunters" episode they saw.
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