Here is why you need to start tuning out the opinion of other people now more than ever...
Whenever I am speaking at an event, leading a workshop, or out on an adventure with friends,
I love getting a "groupie" 🤳shot with the people I'm with.
Often times I hear a comment like, "Anne, you're such a millennial" or something to that effect.
Said in a condescending tone of voice, as if it is a bad thing!
This is a prime example, among many, of why you need to tune out the opinion of other people.
In this context, the value in doing what you want, and not listening to them is priceless.
Because if I stopped, if I didn't take the picture I wanted, if I made it more about their opinion, and less about others,
it would give my power away to their opinion and weaken my connection to the people I'm with.
Because the reason I take these picture is very important:
1 - I want to capture the connection with the people in the experience.
2 - I want people to know they are seen and appreciated.
So many people walk through the world feeling invisible, feeling alone, not being celebrated, or appreciated 😒.
It is important to me to help lessen that feeling as much as I can .
Plus, pictures are awesome!
Why not squeeze a bunch of people in a picture and make funny faces?
Why not have fun celebrating people, even for a brief moment?
It is easy to sit back, judge people for their actions, and try to make them feel small.
But where is the fun in that?!
Plus, it is no different then when we didn't have camera phones, and we would gather around for a group shot.
Now people judge because of discomfort or fear using the camera on their phone.🤔
What would serve them is setting aside opinion and getting their face in the picture!
Because here is a little secret I've learned about the ones who standby and judge...
They are the ones who want to be in the groupie the most! (Yep, I'm on to you 😉 )
Gather your people, get them in the frame, and take the shot.
You will be glad you did and so will they!