Why It Pays to Out More Humor in the Workplace

Written by Mike Moore

1. Humor reduces stress levels and stress isrepparttar number one problem confronting employees today.

2. Laughter boosts morale while stress erodes staff morale. It is inrepparttar 135156 best interest of any business to invest inrepparttar 135157 happiness of its employees. Laughter is an effective barometer of just how happy your people are.

3. Keeping things in perspective tends to boost morale and humor helps us keep things in perspective.

4. Humor helps facilitate change. Change is inevitable and people who laugh well and often tend to be more flexible and adaptable.

5. Communication improves when humor is used appropriately. The timely use of humor can get a point across effectively and assists inrepparttar 135158 process of problem solving.

6. Laughter and humor relieve boredom and increase creative energy.

7. Humor builds confidence. When we laugh at ourselves we are less rigid and more spontaneous. We tend to bounce back more quickly when negative things happen. Humor also makes us less fearful of making mistakes and more confident about overcoming setbacks.

8. Laughter and humor promote positive relationships. When you hear a funny story your first impulse is to tell someone and sharerepparttar 135159 laughter. When laughter is shared a natural bonding takes place.

I'm A Romance Novel Hero!

Written by Ed Williams

Before we get started here, let me tell y’all that what you’re about to read isrepparttar absolute truth. The absolute, unvarnished truth. I swear it on every one of my Elvis and BTO CDs. Now, let’s get right down to it, y’all just focus your eyes onrepparttar 134994 following sentence:

I wasrepparttar 134995 inspiration forrepparttar 134996 male lead in a published romance novel.

Okay, okay, scoff all y’all want. I’m not shootingrepparttar 134997 bull here, I’m shooting just as straight as Annie Oakley. And before I give outrepparttar 134998 name of this book, I need to tell y’all a little about its author and how it all came about.

Trish Jensen isrepparttar 134999 author ofrepparttar 135000 book in question. Those of you who read romantic fiction might know her name, as she’srepparttar 135001 author of several highly popular romance novels, her two latest being “Stuck With You,” and “Against His Will.” Let me also add that Trish (www.trishjensen.com) publishes with Leisure Books, a large New York based publishing house. So Trish is a major league romance author, she’srepparttar 135002 real deal, a veritable BTO of publishing acumen, and she also happens to be a wonderful judge of character, if I do say so myself.

Trish and I met out in cyberspace several years ago because we both frequented a popular writer’s online group at that time. She writes humor, and I try to, so we became friends. I give Trish a whole lot of credit, she gave me lots of encouragement when I first began writing, and I credit a lot of whatever has happened since directly to her. Friends like her don’t just come along everyday, and I’m very proud of her and her accomplishments.

Now, in order to fully disclose, I feel that I need to tell y’all something else about Trish - she’s a yankee. Yep, I know some of y’all may be in shock over this, and I fully understand, but she’s still a good person. The best thing about Trish is that she realizes thatrepparttar 135003 true utopia ofrepparttar 135004 United States is right here inrepparttar 135005 South, and on account of that just about all of her books are set here. She’s so good at writing about us that I sometimes wonder if she’s being totally truthful about never having lived here. There’s some Southern blood somewhere in this girl, for sure.

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