President Obama Laughs At Himself!
Don't Be Afraid of Being Straight With Your Friends
Comedy, with a dose of wisdom too... 😉
By Jatinder Singh, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
As President Obama is soon to leave office, here's a bit of comedy that is a timely reminder of how important it is to be able to laugh at yourself, especially when you have an important position. As we see in this video, President Obama, despite being one of the most powerful people on the planet can laugh along when the host pokes fun at him and his colleagues. This is in contrast to President-Elect Trump who has let it been known publicly that he doesn't like the impersonations done of him by a certain A-List actor!!
Ultimately, if we take ourselves too seriously, we run the danger of losing touch with reality. We may also start to think we are better than we really are! This can lead to alienating people around us who can then lose respect for us, but may not show this directly! However, if we can laugh at ourselves, we show our own humanness. It tells others that we are comfortable in our own skin which breeds trust.
Wait! There's more...
Click here to watch one of those Donald Trump sketches from Saturday Night Live!...