I am in New York City this week for business. As I headed to catch a train from Newark airport to Manhattan, a fellow traveler behind me remarked that he knew me from somewhere. Turns out, I attended a screening in San Diego 3 or 4 years back of a poignant movie he wrote and directed, “ The Streetsweeper.“ It is the story of a father's love and sacrifice.
James Hill was in New York for another film screening, and was drumming up investors to help get it distributed in time for Father's Day. I suggested he contact Stephen Simon of Spiritual Cinema Circle, as they like independent films with more depth and heart than the average mainstream movie these days.
What are the chances of running into someone in New York that you met briefly (and 3,000 miles away) several years before?
Would you pay attention if that happened to you?
Here are some suggestions when a “coincidence“ seems to occur for you:
- Pay attention
- Assume there is a reason
- Follow up
- Keep track, so you can see where it may lead
Who knows? You might make connections that are just what you or the other person needs. Besides, it could be fun!