Explore your Fun Type!

“Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.”

Richard Branson
From left to right: Sara, Jess, TC, LC, Mur


Trivial or Vital?

For episode 40 of Siren Soapbox, the sirens used Michael Rucker’s Fun Type Calculator to discover our fun types. Try it out yourself (click here). If you reach out to us and let us know what you think (surprised by the results? an ah-ha moment? etc), we’ll update this post with your experiences (include a pic for us, too)!

The sirens’ fun types are:

  • Siren Mur: The Socializer
  • Siren Sara: The Enthusiast
  • Siren Jess: The Free Spirit
  • Siren LC: The Free Spirit
  • Siren TC: The Socializer
This is taken from Michael Rucker’s website. You can find it by clicking here.

One thing to remember is that fun is a matter of preference. Michael Rucker says, “One of the great things about fun is the diversity of accessible, personalized options. In all honesty, what you consider fun is probably another person’s nightmare.”

~Sidebar: This sounds a lot like what we learned about the difference between jobs and careers – it takes all kinds of people! Go back to that post and listen to the Maxi Priest song again – I see a pattern!

What is the important take-away from this exploration? The sirens discussed this very important lesson: We should purposefully have fun as often as possible.

Why is fun important? There are lots of reasons! This article describes many ways (with some studies to back up the claims) that having fun benefits us, such as:

  • Having fun improves our relationships.
  • Fun makes us smarter.
  • It reduces stress.
  • Fun physical activity balances our hormone levels.
  • It can make us more energetic and youthful.

And, if that’s not enough for you…keep in mind, we don’t know which day is our last day.

So, let’s treat today like it’s the last (there are so many songs about this)!

Look at yourself in the mirror and ask:

“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?”

steve jobs

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