252: Brad Montgomery: A Man Who Swings Everyday In The Search Of The Sweetspot
Todays guest is a man who likes nothing more than having a laugh in both his personal and business life.
Throw into the mix his love of inspiring people, communicating at a high level, and leaving a lasting impression on everyone that he meets and you get the flavour of what he is all about.
Starting his career in the form of corporate entertainment, he would wow the crowds across America and on the huge cruise ships, with humorous commentary and magic tricks.
He knew that he could be funny and entertain, but could he combine the fun with the message?
Could he strengthen his proposition by tackling the issues that business struggle with, all the time still keeping to his authentic self.
Well he has done just that by starting “Laugh-O-Nomics”….yep that’s a proper word, and now speaks on a range of subjects, but loves nothing more to discuss happiness at work.
As he says “Happy people have, on average, 31% higher productivity; their sales are 37% higher; their creativity is three times higher.” and companies are missing a trick.
They haven’t quite grasped the fact that people having a good time, keeping moral at a high level, and working hard is the best thing that every company can have on their premises.
The days of setting huge targets and cracking the whip to ensure that it all gets done should hopefully now be a thing of the past?
So does he find that the hardest people to bring round to his hugely valuable message are the middle managers of the world?
And when did he realise that all his talents had come together to take him into the motivational speaking world and flourish whilst he is there?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Brad Montgomery.
During the episode we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How he is often asked whether he is like his stage persona all the time, and you will discover what he tells us is the truth.
How he first wanted to be a lawyer and follow in the footsteps of his Dad and Granddad, but soon found out it wasn’t for him.
How he as freaked out to become a speaker as he felt he didn’t have the corporate history to back up the words he was speaking.
How it is so important to give ourselves permission to just accept where we are at anyone time in life.
How he remembers like yesterday the day when he first realised that he could be a speaker, and hasn’t looked back since.
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