What do Watermelon butts and Snow White have in common?

Hi everybody. Cheryl Knowlton, coming at you with your Dynamite thought for the day. Okay, so last week, something happened to me that was a major paradigm shift, and I wanted to share it with you. As many of you know, I am participating in the Heroic Public Speaking course, which requires me to go back to New Jersey, to the Heroic Public Speaking Headquarters, once a month for four consecutive months. It means I get to hang out with amazing, incredible people, and I am learning so much. It is mind-boggling, but I’ll talk more about that later.

Is that a watermelon butt?

The… I don’t even know what his official title is. The head of performance awesomeness and all around incredible guy, Mike Ganino, was leading a session and we were talking about some really fabulous things and he was commenting on someone else’s mold skin journal, and was looking around the room, and had pointed at mine and said, “Yeah Cheryl, and you have one too.” He looked at that and he said, “But what is that? Is that a watermelon butt?” I was like, “What in the world? Watermelon butt?” And everybody laughed and I thought it was hysterical.

The idea is, if we look, it’s designed around Snow White, of course, all things Disney for me, this is Snow White’s sleeve. So I have like three of these, and I use a whole bunch of different Disney ones, for different reasons. So, when I look at that, I see Snow White, but the fact that Mike looked at this and saw a watermelon butt, and other people when they look at that, they saw tears. I thought, okay, this is very interesting, that just because I see things a certain way does not mean that everybody sees them the same way that I do.

This was a major paradigm shift for me

So, a major paradigm shift for all of us. We get certain things, especially those of us in real estate. We speak a specific language. Lending is almost as bad, where they have their own vocabulary. We speak in acronyms a lot. We get it, and we see certain things a certain way, but we can not make assumptions. We all know what happens when we assume things, right? If we assume that everyone sees things the same way we do, then we’re gonna get in trouble. So, there’s your reminder for the day. Is it a watermelon butt or is it Snow White?

 

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