We spend a lot of time in our profession trying to convey the "Professional Image". Even here on Active Rain the majority of the posts are dedicated to very serious topics generally related to our industry. And that's fine. I adhere to that mantra as well.
However, I think sometimes we lose sight of the humorous side of life. I for one love to laugh. And I love to make others laugh. My business partner and I work hard and we work long hours. We share an office. Throughout the day we're constantly cracking jokes. Not only does this silliness make us laugh, but it lifts the spirit.
We as salespeople read a lot of books about positive thinking and keeping our attitudes straight. Personally I think one of the best ways to do just that is to stay light. Meaning, have a sense of humor about all you do. I'm not saying don't take things seriously, stuff needs to get done. But just remember, it's not the end all be all.
On my Facebook profile I make it a point to post humorous quips on my profile update. Sometimes people comment in a manner that I can tell they're taking me (and themselves for that matter) far too seriously. But it's who I am. To suppress that side of me would be being untrue to who I am.
Now, I try not to be offensive. Sometimes racy, but never offensive. There's a line there. But one of my great satisfactions in this business is when I'm out with a new client and I crack the code. Meaning I found their sense of humor. Once I've got that all the stress vanishes. Now we connect on a human level. It's no longer Realtor/Client. It is now person to person. And isn't THAT really what this all about?
So don't suppress your humor. Let it out. It's who you are. And when you show that to people they feel a lot more comfortable dealing with you.
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