When we're struggling we often want to clear away all the stalled relationships and establish a clean slate. It's certainly tempting to meet someone with no expectations. Wait, no expectations? They expect nothing, know no reason to trust you. As Seth has said before, you might as well ask a girl you just met to marry you.
Seth Godin's Blog: The circles: (no more strangers), 2010-May-17, by Seth Godin
It's so tempting to seek out more strangers.
More strangers to
pitch your business, your candidate, your non-profit, your blog... More
strangers means more upside and not so much downside. It means growth.
problem is that strangers are difficult to convert. And the other
problem is that they're expensive to reach. And the hardest problem is
that we're running out of strangers.