There is a good chance you have heard about The Long Tail. This is a short tale about the Long Neck!
We were driving to dinner in Panama City, Florida, futzing with directions to a recommended restaurant when Sue called out, "Look, a giraffe!" Sure enough, as we approached a red light, there, across the street, was a giraffe, sticking its head up above a tall wooden fence. A giraffe, across the street from the beach in Florida! We pulled over to take a closer look and a few pictures. It turns out we were approaching the back of Zoo World, a non-profit Zoological and Botanical Conservatory. The sign and entrance to Zoo World was around the corner and down the block from the giraffe, but we probably would not have noticed if we hadn't seen him sticking his neck out.
Like the giraffe in Panama City, sometimes we, too, have to stick our necks out to get noticed. We have to step outside our comfort zones and share bits of ourselves that we might otherwise feel better hiding behind the fence.
When was the last time you acted like a giraffe, stuck your neck out, and got noticed?