I had a sales rep stop by the office yesterday. He was dropping off some furniture samples for a bid we have coming up on a project. One of the samples was a heavy student desk. So I helped him unload the desk from his Suburban. While unloading, I noticed that he had two fishing poles sitting in the back.
“I see you have your priorities in order.”
He smiled, “Yeah, I try and fish any chance I get.”
There are so many ponds and lakes across East Texas, I’m sure his chances come often.
I love that moment when you ask someone about something they love. Their face lights up in pure excitement. And then that wave of body animation kicks in as they talk about whatever sparks their interest.
Although I’m not much of a fisherman–never ask my brother-in-law Mike about me and fishing–I 100% understand the excitement of getting to talk about something you love.
So what about you, what are you passionate about?
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Great story. I completely agree. I think we just need to take a moment and start conversations with those we do not know. We just may learn something.
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