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My name is Sasha

On Discovering Talent

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read

I have, what many call, a 'Resting Bitch Face'.

Yes, I often come across a lot meaner than I think I am. I am also quite curious, so easily get distracted. Combining "Mean Looking" with "Lack of Attention", does not leave a great impression.

I didn't care much about, I mean, why would I change my face? Or focus my attention on just one thing? Then I gained some knowledge from reading Michelle Obama's "Becoming". Apparently posture, facial expressions, hand movements and listening actually matters.

Loads of podcasts, books, discussion has had me reminding myself to 'Smile' or 'Stop fiddling' or 'Listen'. 'PAY ATTENTION', became a mantra in my head.

I realised that I have forgotten how to laugh, and smile genuinely. Life handed me some tough situations, so I buckled down and forgot that laughter is the best medicine.

Reading helps. Or listening to books on audible. A fascinating read (or listen to), is "How to fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big". The author Scott Adams, Dilbert creator, encourages readers to practice smiling by watching or listening to comedy. What a simple idea!

Thankfully some brave souls has made this task of learning to laugh so much easier. There is nothing like finding a really funny audition. I started watching all kinds of hilarious ones on on Britains Got Talent, America's Got Talent, anything Got Talent. Even crossing over to X Factor and good ol' Idols.

It reminded me of being much younger and watching with family. Good ol' Simon Cowell. Thanks for bringing lighthearted, good old fashioned comedy into our lives. Because of these crazy shows, I laugh more, smile more and sometimes I am little silly with the kids. Generally I feel a little lighter after a few YouTube videos.

Finding more ways to laugh, uhmm.... I wonder what is out there?

2022-07-18

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My name is Sasha

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