I really did not consider the extent of impact and meaning of each coffee. After just the first coffee a few weeks ago, I realized that this journey was more important than consuming a bunch of caffeine and acquiring new business cards.
People actually want to know more about you and share their life journey and story. The amazing thing I have realized is that people are willing to do all this with a complete (or almost complete) stranger. This realization is game changing. It’s life changing.
The realization that a stranger is willing to open up to another stranger about their life has caused me to take a step back and reflect more deeply about these coffees. This isn’t just sharing coffee. This is sharing life. This is sharing journeys. This is sharing struggles. This is incredible.
This takes me to coffee #5. I am omitting the name of coffee #5 intentionally because I do not think it is my place to force this person to share their story publicly. The story was a true illustration of raw transparency. An incredible example of how a 30 minute conversation can be inspirational and encouraging. I asked my standard question about one “thing” that has influenced their life and led them to where/who they are today. I was not ready for the response. It’s actually taken me over a week to reflect upon the response and write this article. This individual shared their darkest moment in life. This individual shared their difficult journey through debilitating panic attacks. This individual shared how, at one point in their life, it was a “win” to be able to successfully enjoy dinner in public without having a panic attack. Several years later, after a difficult road to recover, this individual was having coffee with a stranger sharing their story.
A world infiltrated with hate and divisiveness. A world where social media has calloused our ability to interact on a deeper level. Do not let your beliefs or preconceptions deter you from meeting new people and learning their story. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has inspiration to give. Give people 30 minutes. Ask meaningful questions. Learn from a stranger’s struggles and victories. You can make an impact. Every day you can make an impact. From the cashier at Walmart to the coffee at Starbucks. You can impact a person’s life through transparency and rawness. Please, be raw. Rawness is inspirational.
McCormick Law & Consulting was integral in the creation of our non-profit. We promised our 12 y/o son that we would keep fighting cancer for kids like him but we couldn’t have kept that promise without John McCormick and his team. We were hooked at our first meeting when John simply asked “ Tell me about you son.” McCormick Law and Consulting took care of all the legal work while allowing us to focus on our mission. John and his team continue to be a great resource and supporter of D-Feet Cancer The Dalton Fox Foundation. We couldn’t have asked for better legal representation. Thank you McCormick Law & Consulting.
I definitely could have created my new business, Davis Wealth Management LLC, but boy that would have been a mistake. Because business formation is not an area in which I practice, I had no idea where my blind spots were, and let me tell you there were plenty. The knowledge I received from the firm is invaluable.
John McCormick and his firm are very reasonably priced and quickly and efficiently assisted me in creating my new business. It was completely turn key; they did everything for me. I can't recommend their services enough. Also, huge shoutout to Taylor who kept me informed every step of the way!
John and his team were great to work with. They provided advice for starting my business and set everything up in an efficient and timely manner. I will definitely recommend them to others!
I contacted McCormick Law firm to register my moving service in NC. They did an outstanding job. Completed the process way sooner than I expected. Thank you, Taylor.
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