I just watched in interesting news story about a New York photographer who has been photographing random people who don’t know each other in intimate poses. He has photographed hundreds of people who pose as close friends, relatives or lovers who have never actually had any previous contact.
His results have been revealing.
I was so intrigued by the story that I began thinking about how we all live in such a bubble.
We have our bubble of space around us that cannot be entered except by people we have carefully allowed inside.[mlsp-cta campaign=”totalrecruitingmastery” popup=”false” layout=”standard” align=”left”]
That bubble is often determined by choosing people we know who think like us, act like us, wear clothes like us, frequent the same locations as us, and even are the same color and origin as us.
What if that bubble was popped and we treated everyone as a friend regardless of how well they fit inside our bubble?
There’s a local woman who is mentally challenged who is often seen in the local mall talking to people. She always has a smile on her face and she has a pocketful of simple jokes she shares with random people. I’ve heard people mocking her. Why? She has done nothing but smile and attempt to make someone else’s day a little happier. She tried to get in their bubble.
Life would be so much easier without that dang bubble.
One of the biggest threats to success in marketing is not letting people in your bubble and not getting inside other people’s bubbles.
We are so fearful of stepping inside and actually becoming close to someone that it can be the complete deal breaker to success.
We have to be OK with disagreement.
We have to be OK with social and cultural differences.
We have to be OK with people, including ourselves, not being perfect.
We have to be OK with “no”.
And we have to act on “yes”.
Here’s the story on the photographer. Let me know what you make of it in the comments below.
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