For being a true introvert who doesn’t need or seek much attention, it still amazes me how good my husband is at ATTRACTING and HOLDING attention when he DOES want it.
For example, occasionally on mornings when I’m still sitting at the breakfast table as he’s heading off to work, he’ll pause at the back door just long enough to catch my eye.
Then, knowing I’m wondering if he forgot something, he holds up his key-ring high in the air like a sports referee about to wave a starting flag, and with great flair, he “presses” the remote start button on his car key fob.
We both hear a sudden “whoosh” outside as his Chevy truck engine comes to life in the driveway.
Then he smiles at me cheekily.
I roll my eyes, laughing, even though I’ve seen this pageantry hundreds of times.
His mission complete (making me laugh AND starting his car AC), he walks out the door with a big grin on his face.
That, my friends, is charisma—the ability to turn even simple, mundane daily actions into points of connection and joy.
How do you do this in your daily life (or how could you try this) to bring a little extra joy to those around you this week?
Join me Friday, Oct. 27th, for my next JAZZ UKULELE SHOW at the Dosey Doe Breakfast, BBQ & Whiskey Bar in The Woodlands, TX. I'll be accompanied by Kenneth Fowler on ukulele and Barry Sames on piano. Get tickets at DoseyDoeTickets.com.
See you there!
Ashley Orlando is a jazz vocalist/ukulele artist and coach who helps growth-focused leaders find their voice, grow their presence & amplify their impact.