Let’s face it, folks, too many people have this erroneous notion that business and humor go together like oil and water. They churn out posts as dry as the Sahara Desert, so educational yet, well, let’s just say I’ve seen more personality in a block of wood.
Now, I’m not saying I’m a jester in a suit, but I do believe that laughter is the jelly to life’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Why would you want a sandwich without jelly? It’s dry, it’s boring, and it leaves a bad taste in your mouth, just like a humorless day.
Contrary to popular belief, humor doesn’t sign its resignation when it walks into the office. It’s not just the joker in the deck of life, it’s a subtle tool that can be used to lighten the mood, connect with people, and yes, even in the workplace. Shocking, isn’t it?
You see, some of the world’s greatest speakers aren’t just good because they have expensive suits and shiny shoes. They are great because they know how to weave humor into their speeches, keeping their audience engaged and adding a bit of spice to their talks.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I can do ‘cookie-cutterish’ too. I can churn out posts so vanilla you’d think they were made in an ice cream factory. But if you look closely, you’ll find a little wink, a little nudge, a little ‘ha-ha’, tucked in there. There’s no harm in it, no judgment, just a little bit of reality check. Life’s too short to be serious all the time.
So, here’s a challenge for you: Watch something funny, a movie, a video, or a post. At least 30 minutes a day, for a week. Let’s see how that works out for you.
After all, laughaholics have more fun!