It is really good to be someone’s favorite dork.
My friend Karen saw a video I put on Facebook last night…the video you see above.
Karen is cool. She works with kids with behavioral problems, so she has the patience of a saint. She and I have known each other for at least 10 years. We make each other laugh and we’ve worked together on some good stuff.
But she’s never really known me from the online world. She’s a local. It was only a week or so ago that she friended me on Facebook.
So when she saw my video and called me a “dork” it was nothing but fun. The same way other people call me “dude” or other names I prefer not to say here.
I don’t know that I am Karen’s favorite dork. But in that moment it felt great to be on the inside of her inside joke.
When you get into someone’s kitchen, when you can see with total and complete clarity that they are a dork, or a nerd or spaz or whatever, you know you’re doing something right.
Because it’s that kind of transparency that draws people to you.
Be approachable and fun. Be business when it’s time to be business. But always be real.
And always strive to elevate your realness to a higher level than it was the day before.
Being a dork doesn’t mean you don’t get to be cool. Or smart. You can be all three. I’m living proof!
Your Favorite Dork,
What are some of the “pet names” people have called you that sounded mean but were actually met with love?
What are some of the moments when you felt your best?
Comment below. Like, share and Tweet above. Someone is waiting for you to be their favorite dork.