Are We All Really That Different?

After an amazing few weeks at our London office things came to an apex in the final hours. It included key notes and time with Mr. Gary Vaynerchuck, two award winning Ted Talk speakers, a NY Times Best Selling Author and a social media disruptor with over 30 million imprints.

I find myself jumping into a car headed to the airport to catch a flight back to the states. Head a bit groggy from only 3 hours of sleep and a few pints. Needless to say I was in rare form.

The last thing I wanted to do was talk to the driver. But I am not a complete ass so I obliged. 45 minutes later we were sharing a high five as I unload my luggage from the trunk of his Prius – then it hits me.

He was sharing stories of all the different people he has met and how similar we all are….

In 15 days I have met well over 75 people from various walks of life.

So often when we meet others we look for the difference versus the similarities.

When have you judged or made a premature  first impression when you met someone? Race, economic status, sex, age…..

What happens when we focus on our similarities versus how we are different?

When we look for the similarities when meeting someone versus looking at the differences we put down first impressions and see how similar we all are.
Kolby was here – now I’m on a plane! — at Heathrow Airport.

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