I have a solid sense of humor and definitely enjoy making my OWN self the butt of a joke from time to time. Self-deprecating humor can be really effective as an ice-breaker or to diffuse a tense situation. Yet many of us overuse it and it becomes part of our branding.
This is great if you are a stand-up comedian, but for the other 99.999% of us, our audience believes what we tell them. STOP RIGHT HERE and watch below for my thoughts on it….
Do you catch yourself doing theses things? I still do and know it’s a struggle. Connect to share your story or how you plan to change your self-talk!
Loved this advise! Thank you so much for sharing!
I’m finding myself doing this more and more with my jokes about aging. Like, “I forget more than I remember these days. I’m directionally dysfunctional. No one prepared me for my knees and elbows getting wrinkled.” Sometimes I crack myself up with what I say in my head...but, your talk will make me more aware that I don’t use it to write myself off. ❤️
Oh...I’m reading a great book by a Nashville author that you might like. It’s an easy read. Let’s All Ve Brave, Living Life With Everything You Have, by Annie Downs.