Last month my daughter and I spent the day at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. It was hot and there were a lot of people. We love riding the rollercoasters, and I think we rode every single one except the Dragon Challenge in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It had a 4+ hour wait. We love them, but not that much!
As we were in line to ride one of the rollercoasters, to start with my daughter was standing behind me, then she was beside me, and then she was in front of me. It didn’t take but a few seconds before I had hands brushing my back side and hair on my arm. Ack! As I looked at Megan, I felt my eyes widen with shock then dismay. She laughed and said, “Now you know why I moved.” Yes, I did! The people behind us were not respecting our personal space.
When training horses, we teach them to respect our personal space — about the size of a hula hoop. They aren’t allowed into that space unless they’re invited in. People should be taught that same respect.
As entrepreneurs, people don’t necessarily invade our hula hoop space, but they do infringe on the boundaries that we set — if we’ve even set any boundaries for ourselves. [Read more…] about Do You Respect Your Personal Space?