I hope you are having a silly day.
Really, I mean it.
I've been teaching a class (ConnectAnd Perfect Your Style) on using Improv for presentations and speaking. One of the key objectives is to help people loosen up and be themselves in front of an audience instead of feeling strapped in by rules about what they're "supposed to" do. One of my students told me this week that I inspire her to be silly. This is one of the best compliments I've ever received, and it made me really tune in to how important it is to me to be able to do that for the people I work with, whether in groups or one-to-one. I have a very silly side, and it warms my heart that I can help people through dark times by adding a little bright light and smile to their journey when they need it most.
What's the most important thing for YOU to be inspiring in the people around you? We all have our magic that we get on our people. Are you creating opportunities to get yours out there and let it make a positive impact?
If the answer is "er, maybe not so much, Jenny" then I invite you to get out there and do it. Life's too short to hide that special fairy dust that you have, my friends.
For upcoming playshops, visit the calendar page on my other company, www.connectandimprov.com