Episode 4: All About Having Fun in Life

The Daily Interaction PodcastWelcome back to Episode #4 of The Daily Interaction podcast. A lighter yet ideal topic for today: why and how to have fun in your interactions. I first define fun for us because fun can be misunderstood a great deal. Are you a fun person? How can you be heaps of fun while remaining professional and polished?

At the start of the show, I gladly recognize three of the many commenters who have left feedback for this show and will continue to thank my amazing listeners – you – on the show as well as integrate your thoughts into the format over time so please keep them coming in. Now, about being fun, here’s the wrap-up.

Episode 4:

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Your Weekly Friday Show Notes:

1. Why practical jokes are not the best way or even a good way to define fun, and the story of an awful practical joke my immature co-workers played on me years ago.

2. Why jokes in general should be outside the scope of a professional fun setting.

3. How to be fun with making both you and the recipient of your message look and feel good and how to connect with each other in the process, and why self-deprecating humor is a great safe and funny outlet for fun.

4. Why the best way to have fun is being yourself in your interactions and letting your uniqueness come through.

5. The real reason I make a longer drive to the post office that is further from my house, and how to create an experience in an interaction that makes you memorable.

6. In the end, what is the one thing that matters in your every interaction – you must listen to hear this one! – and why you should absolutely strive to do this every single time you interact with your world.

Your thoughts on the show: If you have thoughts and questions or what topics you want to hear about in the Daily Interaction, email me at tdi[a]prolificliving[dot]com and I will incorporate them in the show.

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  • http://the100percentyou.com/ John Sherry

    I think being fun is who we are, our childlike nature coming to the fore or, as I think, enjoying some play in life. We are all F.U.N – Fabulous, Unique, Natural souls who just have to let ourselves be less serious and more relaxed with the world. Another barnstomer Farnoosh..you’ve given us some great FUNdementals!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi John, thanks so much for listening and you are awfully clever and amusing, I see :)! I should’ve had you on the show!! :) What on earth is a “barnstomer” though? No, I didn’t look it up – I trusted you would tell me. Thanks again for the play on words and for being a loyal presence in prolific living.

      • http://the100percentyou.com/ John Sherry

        A barnstormer is something that is a rip roaring success and this most certainly is Farnoosh!

        • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

          Mmmm, “rip roaring success” – beautiful and *blush* – thank you, dear John!

  • http://www.kaizenvision.com Aileen | Kaizen Vision

    I remember not wanting to grow up as a child, because grown-ups seemed stressed and boring. It was nothing to aspire towards. Along life’s journey fun often gets set aside for seriousness and determination. But fun is that breath of fresh air that’s always needed.
    Listening to your thoughts on the importance of the fun-factor – it puts fun in another perspective. Fun in our communications and interactions – ahhhh yes!

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi Aileen, I remember the opposite, unfortunately -I wanted to grow up and be taken seriously ;) And the result is that I started to take myself way too seriously. I am so glad you didn’t know me back then! Now we are both in a fun place. No wonder we get along so fabulously well! Thank you for continuing to listen to the TDI podcast! You are one of my most fun friends, no doubt about it.

  • http://www.meanttobehappy.com Ken Wert

    It’s easy for me to have fun. I have a 5-year-old boy who keeps me young and laughing and wrestling around on the floor playing Transformers and tickle fights and Lego and Connect Four and kicking and throwing balls and playing with balloons and bubbles and am just having a blast.

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Hi Ken, you have it easy in that department ;)! I think it’s supremely healthy to be able to get back into that mood and remember that games were the biggest part of life at some point in our own lives too. Oh I used to love making Legos. Make some for me too please. And thank you for being here. Did you listen to the podcast by chance? Just curious if you had thoughts/feedback for me. Thanks!!

  • Negar

    I really enjoyed this podcast. I completely agree with many of the points you brought up. I was SO glad you brought up not having to drink alcohol to be fun. It’s amazing how many people (in their early 20s) have asked me how I have fun (at a party, dance club) without drinking alcohol. It makes me sad that they even have to ask that…. why couldn’t I have fun simply being surrounded by friends, dancing, snacking on delicious food, having fun conversations? Now I know who is fun and who isn’t! ;)

    • http://www.ProlificLiving.com Farnoosh

      Negar, I am so so proud of you, and Andy is even more proud of you. He is quite the role model in this area. I have no more worries about you, lady, and I know that you are going to be fine under any peer pressure because your inner guidance is bright and brilliant like the rest of you. Thank you so much for listening to the podcast, and be sure to tell your friends about it too! :)