“The crash of Japan Airlines Flight 123 in 1985 is the single-aircraft disaster with the highest number of fatalities. In this crash, 520 people died on board a Boeing 747. The aircraft suffered an explosive decompression from a failed pressure bulkhead repair, which destroyed its vertical stabilizer and severed hydraulic lines, making the 747 virtually uncontrollable.”
We have looked at the fear that many of us have of swimming in the ocean with sharks and there are many of us that also have a fear of flying [aerophobia], is this justifiable fear? We often hear reports that airliner flying is the safest form of travel, with the lowest fatality rate per billion km travelled than any other form of transport.
In fact Airliners need to travel 20 billion km to account for the death of just one passenger while cars rack up a fatality every 322 million km. That’s 62 times higher risk of being killed in a car while travelling. Like the fear of being eaten alive by an Apex predator in the ocean the fear of falling from the sky creates a much higher anxiety than reality would suggest is reasonable.
Do you get anxious about talking to people about what it is that you do for a living and possibly even asking them if they are interested in buying the product or service, which your business provides? The fear that exists in our mind about flying and sharks are real anxieties with potential consequences, the fear in our mind of talking to new people or making a sales proposition are simply a fear of rejection not physical harm.
Understanding fear and perceived versus actual outcomes is one of the most important steps in connecting engaged people into a vibrant community.
Are you willing to put aside your fears and realise the benefits of conversing with new contacts?
Share the experience with us as it unfolds for you this week!
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