I was accused of being difficult to approach in high school. People thought I was mean, exclusive, intimidating, and snotty. They were people who did not know me well I might add. I’m clearly none of those things. But when a number of people tell you that you look angry, eventually you’ll start looking in the mirror and begin wondering why this is.
I decided it was because I rarely smiled…I mean why would I unless something hysterical was happening? My standard for humor is just way to high to be walking around with a goofy grin on my face all the time. But after some mirror gazing I determined my “thinking” face was too serious and mean looking. I needed to stop making that face.
So I changed it.
I smile now. I try to make it a point to look happy because I don’t want any passerby to think I’m going to beat them up. Or that I think they’re ugly. Or that they smell.
Even if they do.
This past weekend at a blog conference I realized there are grown women who still haven’t learned the art of pretending to like people when they meet them. Women who haven’t figured out how to mask their confusion when approached by strangers.
I put together this video because I’m a giver. I will share my secrets with you and you will succeed at life.