Fun facts that will make your ‘about me’ a lot less boring

Too many business owners write professional bios that are the literary equivalent of sleeping pills.

Don’t fall into the same trap of writing only about your professional history. Include a few fun facts about your personal life. Whether you’re updating your LinkedIn profile or creating an About Me for your website, be sure to weave in fun facts or include a separate section at the end called “Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Me.” If you do public speaking, weave them into your introductions. Authors, tuck a page of fun facts into your media kit. You can even include this personal trivia in short profiles for things like your Chamber of Commerce directory.

Here are ideas to get you started:

Your childhood

How did your childhood prepare you for your job today?

Dream occupation

What’s your dream occupation– the one job you’d love to have if you weren’t doing what you’re doing now?

First car

Describe your first car and what you loved or hated most about it

Talents

Do you have hidden talents most people don’t know about?

Accomplishment

What one accomplishment are you most proud of?

Mistake

What embarrassing mistake have you made that has taught you a lesson?

Most unusual item

What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?

Favorite sports team

What’s your favorite sports team and how far will you go to show your support?

Your pet

Share something funny or endearing about your pet

Guilty pleasure

What’s your guilty pleasure?

High school yearbook

How did people describe you in your high school yearbook?

Best friend

Who’s your best friend and why?

Bucket List

What’s on your Bucket List?

Get a head start right now and make your profile worthy and fun, best of luck!