You meet a new person. Potential employee/shareholder/partner.
Black, white, indian, overweight, underweight, ugly, beautiful, smiley, frowny, badly dressed, whatever.
Your first impression has a direct line to your brain, and you automatically form a judgement.
Overweight? Must be lazy.
Frowny? Must be unfriendly.
Badly dressed? Must be sloppy.
And so you discount that person before before he/she has had a chance to open up.
And you potentially miss a star.
Ignore that first message to your brain.
Keep an open mind, enjoy meeting a new person.
Who knows, maybe it’s a diamond covered in coal.
If you don’t scratch the coal you’ll never find the diamond.
If you don’t keep an open mind you’ll never scratch the coal.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.