Title: Don’t Sleep On Planes
Author: Zachary Hall
“There are two types of people in this world – spark plugs and butt plugs. One stinks and the other one drives the world.”
Hall is a professional mascot. And I think because most of his professional life is spent in a costume he spends his time outside of of the costume connecting with as many people as he can. he also has a FOMO – fear of missing out.
This book is sprinkled with lots of various encounters and how Hall makes an effort to network with people. He doesn’t just want surface conversations when having chance encounters he wants true connection.
One thing that Hall gets to do because of his profession is lots of traveling and getting to meet lots of random people. Some of his connections have paid off, and some have helped him connect with many other people that have improved his life.
Through out the book, Hall says how we take our M.A.S.K. everywhere with us.
“Start every relationship on Probe-ation” Hall believes we should be asking questions beyond how is the weather, or how is your day. “Whether you’re with a stranger for forty-five minutes or four house, you’re always trying to forge the deepest bond you can.”
This book was something I knew I would personally struggle with. I do not tend to want/try to connect with people. But its nice to know there are people out there like Hall to balance out my introvertedness.