This is a simply inspirational story of someone who refused to be defined by others and who made a huge impact in the music industry by doing something fundamentally different to the norm.
Amanda Palmer illustrates the powerful impact of connecting through your vulnerabilities as much as your strengths and the power of asking.
I’d imagine that most of us would not wish to get naked in front of hundreds of people of the opposite in order to gain commitment to a project or cause! Amanda’s method does not have to be copied, but it can be creatively swiped. The underlying principle is that when you reveal a vulnerability, it can produce a much greater connection than appearing to have no faults. The process of self disclosure and self effacing humour is much misunderstood, but in the right hands, can be a powerful source of connectivity.
I know so many people who want to achieve things but who do not ask people to help them. Sure, it’s not guaranteed to work but one thing is equally certain. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. It’s a trait that I’ve used positively quite a few times through my life. See the post on Harvey Goldsmith. Whenever I’ve regretted things, it’s often when shyness has kicked in. Shyness is nice, and it can stop you from doing the things you want to … wise words from Mr Morrissey:
A short post this week as I’m taking a break prior to my trip to New York next week – enjoy the summer if you have any wherever you are in the world 🙂
About the Blogger: Peter Cook leads The Academy of Rock – Keynote events with a difference and Human Dynamics – Business and organisation development, training and coaching. Contact via firstname.lastname@example.org