For many people, mingling with strangers
is an unnerving prospect. For Rob Lawless,
however, it’s a dream — and a full-time job.
Lawless is the man behind Robs10kFriends.
Every day, he sits down with about four
strangers for one hour each.
His goal is to eventually spend 10,000
hours with 10,000 different people.
“I set a goal of meeting 10,000 strangers
because I saw it as an opportunity to tap
into my passion for meeting people while
doing something entrepreneurial”.
Lawless started Robs10kFriends back in
November 2015 when he was still working full-time
as a sales rep at data analytics startup RJMetrics.
Back then, he said that he would email and DM random
people and just hoped that they would respond.
Today, nearly 4,000 strangers later,
Lawless connects with people who reach out
to him either via email or on social media.
So what has Lawless learned in the
five years since he started Robs10kFriends.
“I have learned that treating human
connection as an experience rather
than a transaction is an incredible
way to go through life”