Normally a what if is not what people want to think about and I am in that group also. Especially if it comes around in a regretful way when an opportunity was presented and not taken. But that is not why this question is posed here.
The are so many possibilities if noticed that can be taken advantage with all the people that are met along the way. Each person is offering services and products that usually bring joy and fulfillment to that person. Part of this process is giving things away. Yes giving things away free. This helps to build relationships and trust.
There is also the opportunity to help each other in getting each other’s message out thus helping customers, or finding new friends, business ideas, or motivating each other. This is a great way to further what each is doing and takes nothing away from what you are doing. Instead it furthers the resources to a farther reach.
This is the point of bringing up — What If? Helping each other gets closer to success for all.