What do you think of people before you really know them?

It’s so easy to say, “I don’t like him or her”.
I’ve done it forever.
Never giving someone a first chance.

Now, one of my favorite things to do is force myself to listen.
The ones I am on the fence with,
Preconceived options.
Furled brows.

Daily, I’m out the door with a podcast ...
… and of course, my two shepherds are in tow for a long walk.

To open my mind.

And you know what?
9 times out of 10 I have a new “friend”
Someone I admire.
Or even more so, understand.

Oprah » Jane Fonda
Smartless » Billie Eilish
Dax Shepard » Hillary Clinton
Malcolm Gladwell » Flea
Justin Long » Amanda Knox
Rob Lowe » Gale King
Rick Rubin » Darryl “DMC” McDaniels
All The Smoke » Gilbert Arenas
Gwyneth Paltrow » Cara Delevingne

… and perhaps my all-time favorite

Joe Rogan » David Lee Roth #1256

Not that I was even on the fence with Diamond Dave.
His life experiences and the depth of his thinking is mind bending.
I saw him in a completely new light.

So, go ahead.
Take a walk.
Take a chance.
Maybe even change your mind.

And most importantly,
Get a nugget.

Related: Exposure