I had the most interesting experience today and I have to share it with you. In fact, I’m still in awe of it.
I was waiting for the bus to head into town (well, if we can consider London as “town” ;). When suddenly, I felt a tug on my purse.
I looked down, only to see a bright-eyed little girl, pulling me backwards. She grabbed my hand and promptly instructed me to sit on the bus stop bench next to her, her mother, and baby brother.
“The cars are moving fast, I don’t want you to get hurt,” she said.
I looked up at her mom in awe at the kindness her daughter was giving to a stranger. Her mother smiled awkwardly; clearly this wasn’t the first time something like this had happened.
The little girl then stood up and started stamping her heels. Her shoes lit up and she quickly looked up at me to ensure I saw this.
“You know, I used to have shoes like that when I was your age,” I said.
“I’m four.” She replied proudly.
What happened next still amazes me. Without hesitation she jumped up on the bench, stretched out her little arms and gave me the most loving hug.
“Will you sit on the bus with me?” She asked.
And so, I did.
She continued the rest of the bus trip talking about her favourite animal (which was a “catty”), her favourite movies and telling me everything she could about her four year old life.
Finally, I came to my stop. She gave me another hug to say good-bye.
As I walked off, I couldn’t help but grin… what an experience!
I then started thinking about how we tend to lose a lot of those incredible traits as we get older.
Wouldn’t it be great to go to a networking event or workshop and hug every stranger we met?
How neat would it be if we had no hesitations being ourselves and could open up 100% to everyone we met.
Well… why can’t we?
This post is a bit different but I want to challenge you on something this weekend.
I want you to see how you can show more of you in your website and business.
I took this step when I was reworking my About page and it completely shifted the people I was attracting and how I felt in my business. I wasn’t just a website coach or web designer, I was now Jess Catorc, that girl who wears a pink dress and apparently likes to dance in flash mobs for fun!
When you break through hiding behind your business, you let others see the incredible person you really are. You’re more than just a great product or service based entrepreneur.
You are you.
Be proud of that, stamp those ‘light up shoes’ for others and watch the amazing things that will show up.