“No helping!” My exasperated 4-year-old pushes my arm away and treads water next to me in the pool, distracting me for the split second it takes her 3-year-old sister’s head to slip underwater.
I race over and scoop up the 3-year-old,
Studying her scrunched up eyes and pursed lips for signs of distress.
With her eyes still closed,
She turns her head towards me,
And breaks into a wide grin.
No harm done.
She thought it was fun.
I start breathing again.
And it gets me thinking about your Elevator Pitch.
Because it turns out that I was hovering over my 4-year-old
(much to her annoyance)
While my 3-year-old desperately needed my help.
And so many people
Spend so much time
Forcing their Elevator Pitch
On people who aren’t really listening.
When it’s much more productive
To find the people
Who can really use your help.
So the next time
You find yourself
Trying to convince someone…
Thank them for their time
And go strike up a conversation with someone else.
Are you trying too hard to start conversations?