I’m in an entrance hall. And I look towards the furthest doorway. I see her. She looks up. And immediately casts her eyes downwards. She assumes that I can see her. I can. But what she believes I can see, she is ashamed of. She doesn’t wish for it to be seen.
This is a film, about the observations and original experience that led to founding of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. It leaves the viewer with an important question “How might you help those around you feel like they are not alone?”
I’ve often wondered how many leaders have faced themselves with the question ‘would I follow myself?‘ And, how many are courageous enough to follow the seemingly untrodden path of knowing themselves.
‘My greatest fear was that no one would see me. My greatest fear is you’ll see me. Be still, be quiet it will be okay. You’re so much more than you allow yourself to think you are. So much more. And I keep showing you, you don’t hear me. That’s what that voice says.’ A few minutes defining perhaps one of the greatest of all paradoxes that lives unadmitted and deep inside most people.
Filming people with an absence of judgment or condition causes the subject to speak with an entirely original and courageous voice. It’s this voice that I’ve made my films from. This sequence exemplifies the tone of such a voice. A grand starting point if you are new here.
Start with Nothing. No-thing. No act on your part. For this moment in time set down your requirements. Let the experience of each film subject find you, not you them. Like the experience of music. Witnessing is not an act on your part. Let it. Simply let it.
When we come to see each other beyond judgment and without condition we are known. When we are known, we become aware that we belong to each other. And when we become aware that we belong to each other we are compelled to act accordingly, and this world changes for the better. These are essential notes on how best to experience these film portraits.