You never know the potential of every interaction.
Each and everyday there are countless interactions happening around the world. I know that when we wake up in the morning, sometimes it’s a hassle trying to put on our game face for the day. Especially if we aren’t excited about what we’re going to do for the day. However in those moments of solidarity come opportunity. What’s important is, how are they being utilized?
So when you meet someone are you:
- Ugghh not today.
2. Let’s do small talk, weather?
3. Genuine conversation.
That’s right you never know who you’re talking to.
My SUITS story
Waiting in line at TD Bank, I notice a woman behind me looking rather frantic. I turn and asked,”excuse me, would you like to go ahead of me.” She then looked at me and said, “Are you sure?” I insisted she go ahead of me. After she was done with the teller she said, “Thank you for that, by the way have you ever considered acting?” In my head I said…
I looked at her and then continued, “I wouldn’t say no.” Turns out she was a casting director for the USA show SUITS. From there she asked for my email, which I gladly gave. Then to my surprise I received an email the following day stating that I will be contacted soon with more details on the shot.
Here’s just a few of the shots of me from last season.
Yes I’ve been a Lawyer, Student, Bailiff, Upscale Business Man and of course my favorite; bar patron chatting with Michael Phelps. Turns out the guy loves to drink Fireball whiskey, who knew?
Point of all this is that you truly never know who you’re talking to and there is always an opportunity, you just may not see it. However, those opportunities will come to you when you least expect it.
Heck, that was so much fun to do.
To sum this all up, be open to possibilities. The people you meet in you life can have a positive of negative effect on you. It’s just a matter of how you want it to be.
Be open, put your phone down (after you read my blog of course) and have a conversation. You may just find yourself opening the door to a brand new opportunity and creating a lasting relationship. The more you spread yourself out, the more you grow. Whether it’s the growth of your network, your personal development or your skill set; it’s growth. If not, you’ll have a fun conversation about the weather.
Thanks for coming by. You stay classy San Diego.