349) Laughter Lightens The Load

Laughter Lightens The Load

In an interview, comedian Kevin Hart shared, “Laughter heals all wounds, and that’s one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you’re going through, it makes you forget about your problems. I think the world should keep laughing.”

Certainly, Hart is in the business of laughter and arguably he’s very adept at his craft. And while his craft might not be yours, no one says that you can’t use humor to give you a leg up in creating relationships.

Think about it. Life is not easy. Even the most successful among us struggle with problems and challenges. And while a cute one-liner or a small cartoon shared out of the newspaper won’t make those go away, the shared humor will serve to lighten the moment. Bring forth a smile. Maybe even elicit a little chuckle.  

While this probably won’t get you a gig on the stand-up comedy circuit, it will likely bring you a little close to the professional gig you’re after.


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195) The Place For Humor

“There is no place for humor in business.” If you’ve heard this, don’t buy into it.

Think about it. This attitude serves to strip a degree of enjoyment out of what amounts to the lion’s share of your day.

Yes, some humor is simply not in good taste. Avoid that. But that doesn’t mean you need to abandon humor altogether, right?

Useful humor need be nothing more than a clever comment about the weather, a local sports team or the quality of office coffee. And any of these will ease the general tension of a professional environment.

Remember, humor reminds others that you’re human. It is something with which anyone can identify. Plus, it’s nearly impossible to dislike someone who has made them laugh or is genuinely laughing at something funny.

So, don’t be afraid to yuk it up in business.


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