.. you’re having fun.
And that saying is so true, isn’t it?
I invited a friend and associate for a coffee the other day.
We were due a catch up and I wanted to let Ray experience my favourite cafe in town.
(We both love our coffee).
We’ve not known each other long but we chatted as if we’d known each other for years.
It started with a simple question – “How’s it going?”…
… as any conversation does.
And then we began to share our stories from the past few weeks.
We talked work – we’re putting together some podcasts around leadership and management as part of a small collective.
We talked about our memories of the town. We’ve both been here in younger days.
We talked about interests outside of work – and what we get from them.
When you think about it, you can define it this way…
… A series of short stories, punctuated only by questions.
And when the story is of interest, your audience has “all the time in the world”.
I thought the conversation with Ray had lasted about 90 minutes.
Turns out I was wrong.
We had been chatting for almost THREE hours.
The power of story, eh?
Enjoy what’s left of your long weekend.