- Warning the video above is R rated. Please don’t watch if you are offended by rude humor or profanity.
I gave up seven Sundays starting in September to learn the craft of telling jokes.
Although I love my Sundays, I knew this was the only way I would actually get on stage. The structured support of showing up each week and taking baby steps towards that final performance.
So, the first lesson learned:
I have to get accountability and support if I’m going to do something that scares me. I wrote it down on my bucket list, but I knew if I didn’t get some structure, it would just be another dream on my list.
The second lesson learned, was that to get better you need some elements and structure.
Each week, I wrote down my materials and started to learn the craft of joke telling. Just like your brand and marketing there are nuts and bolts involved in the structure of business. It’s not just about saying whatever you want. It’s about learning how to connect with the audience by keeping to the structure of the setup, the reinforcement and the punchline.
The third, and final lesson for now, is that I learned it’s okay to let fear in sometimes.
I want you to imagine telling jokes in front of 200+ people with questions in your head like, will you make them laugh, what if you forget your jokes, what if no body laughs, what if there is a heckler in the crowd…
If you feel those initial prickles of fear then you can understand how I felt.
I am sure if I can do it, you can as well. And when I say “it” I mean whatever “it” is in your business.
If you want to increase your take home profits, if you want a different model in business that doesn’t leave you constantly drained, if you want to start bringing more of your work to an online audience.
It can happen. You just need three things:
- accountability and support
- systems and structures
- going beyond your fear
Here’s my truth. Life is short – It is meant to be lived. If you are ready to live a more fully in 2019 and face the stuff that you are afraid of, then I recommend getting a consult for one on one coaching. If we’re the right fit, prices are reduced until the end of December. So, have a consult and think about the what if…what if you had the support, systems, and safety to go beyond your fear. What would you create? – One on One Coaching Here.
Oh and if you want to do Stand Up and live in the PDX, then I highly recommend Alex Falcone and his 101 Comedy Class.