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10 Funny Puns Which Will Surely Make You Smile

10 Funny Puns Which Will Surely Make You Smile

Puns, play on words, and dad-type jokes always make us laugh, or at least make us smile and shake our head a bit. These “so-bad-they're-hilarious” type of one-liners have steadily increased in popularity and usage. In fact, puns have become so well-loved that back in 1947 it officially morphed with the word “funny” to form the super-word “punny”, thus cementing the comedic qualities of puns eternally.

An avid prophet of the pun myself, I've been keeping close track of the best social media pun accounts to follow to fullfill my daily pun intake. This never-ending search led me to conceptual artist and humor illustrator Nabhan Al Abdullatif.

Here are my favorite 10 pieces of Nabhan's. I highly recommend giving his Instagram account a peep and checking out more of his rad art here!

I think all cell phones suck in general but, hey, that's not my call.

Pun 1, LifeHack

    Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

    Don't be ashamed! That's a mighty fine work of fart. 

    Pun 2, LifeHack

      Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

      …but don't press my buttons

      Pun 3, LifeHack

        Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

        Way to preserve the music, guys!

        Pun 4, LifeHack

          Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

          I don't know, seems like a pretty seedy bunch if you ask me.

          Pun 5, LifeHack

            Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

            …but I've had a blast!

            Pun 6, LifeHack

              Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

              What? I'm only up here because 7 ate 9.

              Pun 7, LifeHack

                Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

                …and she still won't give me the time!

                Pun 8, LifeHack

                  Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

                  Yeah! Sock it to 'em!

                  Pun 9, LifeHack

                    Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

                    I'm about to give you a piece of my mind, buddy!

                    Pun 10, LifeHack

                      Credit: Nabhan Al Abdullatif

                      Featured photo credit: Ryan McGuire/Smile via gratisography.com

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                      Last Updated on January 21, 2020

                      How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

                      How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

                      If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

                      Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

                      So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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                      1. Listen

                      Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

                      2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

                      Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

                      “Why do you want to do that?”

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                      “What makes you so excited about it?”

                      “How long has that been your dream?”

                      You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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                      3. Encourage

                      This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

                      4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

                      After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

                      5. Dream

                      This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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                      6. Ask How You Can Help

                      Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

                      7. Follow Up

                      Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

                      Final Thoughts

                      By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

                      Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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