Posted By Sheryl Thai On 16 September 2016
Last night, I was working away in the lounge as my housemates were engrossed in the finale of The Bachelor. I don’t watch TV so had no idea what was going on but when I heard one of the “finalists”, or whatever you call the last two bachelorettes, say I love you, my ears perked up and I yelled in an incredulous voice “HOW CAN YOU FALL IN LOVE IN 6 WEEKS? ARE YOU SERIOUS!”. I almost stood up to announce it to the world.
I was told to calm down.
So, I proceeded to eat a freshly baked croissant (don’t ask) and hopped onto my Bumble app to check out the great choice of real life Bachies. I swiped right 3 times – probably the top score for me in one day. There’s just something oddly satisfying about getting that “BOOM” match that makes you smirk and think, “yeap, I still got it”. Aww c’mon, you know exactly what I mean, don’t leave me in the dark here. And for those of you that are happily coupled up, I know you sneakily steal your single friend’s phone and swipe around on their dating apps. *nudge*
You’re probably wondering why I’m writing about my single/dating life. The answer – ’cos it’s FUN FUN FUN.
We all get tons of emails each day, most of which are so boring.
To be honest, I started drafting a piece on mentors today and as I started reading it and my eyes glazed over. Damn, I couldn’t even read my own content, how could I possibly capture an audience of over 10,000 on email? Then it made me think about an experience I had last Friday night – unfortunately this is just a G-rated version so you don’t need to close your eyes.
Anyhow, meeting new “friends” at bars, I often get the same lines and questions over and over. It makes me roll my eyes and say, excuse me it was nice talking to you, I’m going to walk over there now, then disappear into the night. So it was pleasantly surprising when I met someone that was light hearted and saying things to make me laugh. He probably came across a bit weird at first, sure, but you know what? He captured my attention and that was enough to keep a conversation flowing.
In business and in life, there’s always a way to make the mundane and boring – more entertaining.
Whether it is going to a bar to “meet new friends” or trying to hustle your way to meet an investor. There are ways to stand out and capture attention. You don’t need to be Ellen or Whitney Cummings funny. To stand out all you need is to do something different to what most people will do. In your own style. Here’s 3 ways.
- ASK THE QUESTION
- SHARE THEM STORIES
- WHY SO SERIOUS?