Last week my baby sister paid me a visit.
Been a while.
Decided to have a mini photoshoot with her to liven up her Instacrap account with fresh content. This is mainly because the only professional photographer she knows keeps hitting on her ( despite her saying no, that bastard )… and unless I go with her she isn’t stepping foot in the creep’s office.
The work of a big brother is never done.
Unfortunately I’m not going to step out of the Jay Cave for a mere photoshoot. So I figured why not take the pictures myself.
I know how to use a camera.
I made her strike a pose but each time she tried the whole model with a serious face look it made her look so constipated, I might as well have taken her photos while she was sitting on the shitter. Wouldn’t have made a difference at all.
So to help ease the atmosphere I started by making her laugh.
Then she took a pack of potato chips and started eating them on camera.
Lemme tell ya… these are the MOST organic and natural shot of her I took.
This wasn’t her trying to be perfect. This was baby sis being…. HER in her own natural element.
The kind of “imperfect perfection” stuff people bond with.
It even got better when hector passed up with a plate of Raw Onions and she took a few slices and put them in her mouth.
The end result was a series of photos with ten times the personality you’d find on most girl’s photo shoots.
Because I was encouraging her to put her imperfections upfront and center. She shed the phony “perfect mask” and showed her human side.
Moral of all this? Nobody likes a “perfect being”.
I mean… we all gravitate towards them but we can’t connect with them. Look at Superman.
In his more ancient comics, when started out… he was as boring at watching a cat taking a shit.
He had no weaknesses, nobody could beat him and frankly nobody gave a damn about him.
This got so bad his writers had to reach deep into their asses and pull out a bunch of random weaknesses to “ground him” a bit. All of a sudden Superman became “one of us” and people suddenly liked him.
This gave him a set of personality quirks and genuine fears the reader could connect to.
It’s the same reason why everyone loves Spiderman.
He is so imperfect everyone can easily see themselves in his shoes.
And so it is when it comes to connecting with your list. Yes, you want to make it clear that you’ve surpassed what challenges they had in the past. But at the same time you don’t want to be this “unbeatable” superman/ supergirl who has no weaknesses.
Nobody will relate to you.
This is why I enjoy sharing all my dating life screw ups and general challenges in life in my emails.
It shows you that even I have to go wade through the occasion pool of bullshit from time to time. And it shows you that behind the words on your screen… I’m a real human being.
With a soul… well I’d have one if I didn’t sell it to the devil for my dashing good looks and manly beard.
If you want emails that help you connect with your list by showing them that YOU are a real person whose overcome their challenges… then hit me up below and let’s book a quick call to see if we’re a good fit.
Till the next wave of madness… Vae Victis…