I just wanted to share a quick technique i’ve experimented with successfully and added to my tool box, which is helping me to connect with people around me much faster and better. Networking
People networking hear so many project pitches, few will match perfectly or really interest them. How can you make yours stand out? The answer is don’t. Drop the pitch. Getting to know the person behind the project is far more valuable, and what they want to know is what drives you, so i’ve been asking ‘what change are you trying to make in this world?’.
After that long, panic stricken 1st day and the lonely night still sending out messages for people to come help, things began getting smoother. We began coasting. Each of us had out spells of thinking we should stop and drop out on that last day, but the other two and supporters were always there as we neared the end, and mostly it began going a lot easier. Some might call it dastardly, but i hadn’t told my hug partners that the previous world record was 26 hours, to help them avoid clock watching – and they hadn’t checked it. We’d already broken it by 5 hours when i decided it was time and told them.
Lets get it out the way 1st, i know you’re already wondering. Toileting. We decided to submit our record bid to Guinness who actually require that anyone breaking an endurance record takes a 5 min break every hour.. i guess at some point their records got a little messy so they introduced that. During the day that meant a run to the nearby pub, at night i had a pop up tent with a little camping toilet in it. Arriving at Westminster Tube station dripping sweat from rushing around with the heavy box, i felt like a watery zombie. I put the box down and pulled a muscle in my back.
A little late, but here’s my account of our World record breaking hug marathon, which we undertook just before Xmas in 2017 to raise awareness for the ever increasing homelessness crisis in the UK – and to promote our effort to bring communities together to support societies most vulnerable ourselves, as the UK government is ignoring them. Everyone can get involved and find effective ways to help people who are homeless near them to begin building a better future on The Brighter Tomorrow Map
1) Is it an official World Record? a) Maybe. Our main camera our GoPro was on low quality to save space, and the quality makes it difficult to see the clock. If anyone is good enough to clean the footage up and make the clock visible, then we can submit it, although it looks too poor to recover.
I made it my mission in life to teach people how they can make the world around them a little friendlier, safer, and happier by using positive projects and activities to target societal issues, and so I seem to have talked myself into something a bit out there again.. Next Saturday, on the 7th July I begin the over 900 kilometre walk from London to Edinburgh, 20-30 km/day, carrying a fabulous free hugs flag created by Irene and creating a new world record for the World’s Longest Free Hugs Event in Terms of Distance to promote our platform focallocal.org re-launching
I was talking to an old friend the other day, he was complaining at me for not having a house, stable job, wife, kids, etc. My explanation why seemed to satisfy him, and so I thought some of you guys might find it interesting as well.
Mission: Write to your positive friends and invite them to join us for our next International Public Happiness Activity. Our record is 16 towns, villages and cities in 2016. With your help we can beat it this year!
We’ll be sticking with the term ‘Public Happiness’ as it’s a far more accurate description of the goals that drive our community forwards in our mission to build a happier, more connected, and safer world. I’m glad that you’re with us and reading this!
I’ve got a challenge for you. Go onto Google search and type in ‘ugly smile’, then click on images
I saw a post on social media making fun of a woman for having an ‘ugly smile’, to me that person looked extremely cute, and i became curious to see if i could find one
Discard any forced smiles for the camera and try to find an ‘ugly smile’. I simply can’t! Here’s the 1st few that came up to give you an idea:
If you agree with me, what lesson can we take from this? #1 happiness is beautiful.
Action Request: as many of you know Passing Clouds was a community and music venue, and is one of the tidal wave of music venues being lost to property developers in London. Give a minute to support them by leaving a comment against the developers planning permission