What we're about
This group is for Everyone.
Why should you join?
Because we all go through life dealing with others on a daily basis. We take life way too seriously. While that is good for the workplace, we don't have to be doing this with our personal relationships. People have had enough of that seriousness. They are sick of that. You're coming and adding to their stress. Instead, tap into that great side that you have of being loose and just having fun. You have that ability in you. You just need to practice it.
So many successful people are using humor to make other people feel better and make them better friends. We tend to like people who use more humor.
You only have one life to live so please come prepared and we will help each other. Don't be another dude that's walking the earth with a sad face, interacting with people on the very serious side of things. This is a very good skills and we need to get this as soon as we can.
Imagine if someone comes to work with a very serious face vs someone who comes in with a smile and he's in a good mood, joke around with you. Which one would you like better?
Physically, humor works by releasing tension in the body. Tension is a physical manifestation of stress, and it turns out that laughter and tension cannot exist in the body at the same time.Picture two people moving a heavy piece of furniture. They're very tense. What if one person starts to laugh? That's right, they have to put the heavy object down. According to the Mayo Clinic, there are other physical benefits of humor. Laughter can increase your intake of oxygen-rich air.
This stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles, while increasing the endorphins that are released by your brain. Negative thoughts manifest into chemical reactions that can affect your body by bringing more stress into your system and decreasing your immunity. In contrast, positive thoughts actually release neuropeptides that help fight stress and potentially, more serious illnesses. Research conducted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center revealed that laughing for 10 or 15 minutes burns between 10 and 40 calories.
Other researchers have also noted this inner-workout benefit of laughter. And it makes sense if you think about how you felt when you laughed very hard for a few seconds. Your heart, lungs, and diaphragm were moving up and down, just like in a gym activity. I know I've laughed so hard at times my stomach hurt. In addition to burning calories, laughter may also improve your quality of health in a number of ways. A study by Loma University found that laughing raises the levels of immunoglobulins which ward off disease by 14%, while a study at UCLA discovered that laughing helps with pain tolerance.
Laughter may also break the pain-spasm cycle, common to some muscle disorders. What I didn't realize, was how many tangible, physical benefits existed as well. That makes humor in the workplace, with friends, spouse, or other family members an even more valuable asset.
We will work on increasing our humor. You can come and we practice.
You learn from the funniest comedians.
We watch different tv shows everyday. Whether its the Office, Friends, or Seinfeld.
You watched Louie CK, the tonight's show, Dave Chapelle, Eddie Murphy..etc.
We need to come together and practice our skills to be able to use their skills to our advantage.
The goal of this meetup is to:
Go through theory
Practice your humor skills with a group or a partner
At its core humor is about recognition of shifting perspectives. A laugh is a body's way of recognizing that there is more than one way to view a situation. Even the phrases we use when we understand humor indicate that we're seeing things from another vantage point. Phrases like, "I get it." And "I didn't even see that coming." One of the reasons children's comments on a situation are funny to adults is because a child has one point of view on a situation and an adult has a different point of view on the same circumstance.
Humor is the number 1 skill that we can all develop. I will bring some samples and if you have your own bring them from your favorite tv show or favorite comedian and practice your delivery.
Join and lets have some fun practicing and improving. You will have the ability to work with others. We're all here to help each other.