Pioneer Technologies Center (PTC) hosted motivational speaker and author, Kevin Brown, at an occasion on Wednesday, May perhaps 24 from 11 am to 1 pm at the PTC Conference Center.
Brown was invited to come speak at PTC soon after Kelly Johnson, owner/ president of High quality Pools and Spas in Ponca City, attended one particular of Brown’s speaking events at a convention in Hawaii and was so influenced and touched by the presentation that he felt that Brown required to come share his message in Ponca City.
Johnson returned to Ponca City and went about obtaining a venue for Brown to speak at. Pioneer Technologies Center was sooner or later selected as the place, and a committee was place with each other to arrange the essential particulars. Ahead of lengthy, the occasion also garnered sponsors such as Bobby Garrett, Renfro Family members Foundation, Very first National Bank, Ponca City Improvement Authority (PCDA), High quality Pools & Spas, RCB Bank, Evans & Associates, and Pioneer Technologies Center, whose economic assistance helped to make the presentation a reality.
Kevin Brown is a very soughtafter keynote speaker and has spoke to a selection of organizations such as American Express, Delta Airlines, PayPal, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, H&R Block, Sprint, Ernst & Young, Million Dollar Round Table, Merck, Booz Allen Hamilton, and quite a few extra.
“I never ever in a million years believed I’d be undertaking this. I am an introvert by nature, I’m completely content material behind the scenes,” stated Kevin Brown. “But I got pushed onto the stage in my corporate life back in 2002, and a thing clicked, a thing occurred and my life has never ever been the very same considering the fact that.”
Brown’s presentation, The HERO Impact, is primarily based upon his book of the very same name and focuses on a straightforward philosophy that separates globe-class organizations and higher-functionality people today from everyone else.
His presentation focuses on the heroes in his personal life that have shape his personal life such as his wife Lisa, and his son, Joshua “Josh-Brown”.
“The heroes in my life, the heroes who helped me. I’ve been homeless extra than after, I dropped out of college in the 9th grade, never ever created it college. I’m the father of a particular desires son who is definitely awesome, and I married a hero. So I began speaking about heroes and it took on a life of its personal,” stated Brown. “I inform people today all the time: the story keeps writing itself. It keeps revealing itself to me. When I initial began speaking about heroes, if you asked anyone on the planet to define a hero, they’d say ‘heroes are ordinary people today who do extraordinary things’, and I believed that as well when we began. About a year into this journey that we’ve been on, my wife and I realized we have been incorrect. Heroes are not ordinary people today undertaking extraordinary factors, simply because if you think that, you have to initial convince your self you are ordinary in the initial spot. So we changed it. We think heroes are extraordinary people today who chose not to be ordinary. I believe everyone was born extraordinary, just a lot of people today do not act like it.”
When Brown began out with his presentation, he would talk about the 4 principles of the HERO impact: heroes aid people…with no strings attached heroes build an exceptional encounter for the people today about them they take duty for their life and they see life by means of the lens of optimism.
“And [optimism] is a seriously exciting one particular for me simply because I’m not optimistic by nature. A lot of people today out there are “positive thinkers”, and I believe they are the excellent pretenders. Mainly because they appear at a difficulty and they see a challenge, and they appear away. They place their head in the sand and they deny it even exists. They say ‘oh, it is not raining, suns out’, even even though it is pouring down rain,” stated Brown. “But an optimist, they see what every person else sees, but they procedure it differently. They see there’s a difficulty, they sees there’s a challenge, but they know it is short-term, and they know there is a answer. So they’ve educated themselves to believe differently.”
Brown defines optimism as muscle and a talent set that one particular has to function at.
“The trauma I went by means of as a kid, I’ve had to place extra stuff that is optimistic into my brain, I have to be about optimistic people today. I study a lot, I listen to audiobooks simply because I have to function at it. We reside in a damaging globe. We’re bombarded daily with news, and crisis, and adjust, and all of the factors going on. So I really feel we have to be diligent and persistent in placing stuff in our thoughts, and that is been a large takeaway for me,” stated Brown. “I can not stand on stage and give what I do not have. And the very same is correct for parenting, and leaders, spouses, substantial other folks. We can not give what we do not have and so we have to continually feed our thoughts, and build new thoughts, new power, new actions that make new outcomes. Mainly because the people today about us are counting on us to give them new stuff, and when we do not, they leave us. When we no longer have something to give them, they leave us. And so, these factors maintain crystalizing themselves to me, but this optimism muscle is seriously, seriously essential simply because how we see the globe out there, is precisely what we give back in return. There is an old saying ‘I’ll think it when I see it’, I believe it is the other way about: ‘I’ll see it, when I think it’, and so it is what we think and what we see that we attract to us.”
In his encounter, he has encounter people today who claim to not be a hero, simply because quite a few think that a heroes is an individual that does huge globe altering factors, but Brown’s axiom is that heroes just make life greater.
“From my point of view, it is just the daily factors we do with superior intention. It is these daily factors we do with excellence. These are the hero effects,” stated Brown. “My wife, a hero to our son, gave up her profession to make certain that he got anything that he required. At times just generating lunch for your kid, and generating certain they get to college safely, and generating certain they get back home…that’s quite heroic, but we dismiss it. And so, heroes make life greater, that is it. What ever that appears like at house, at function, in the neighborhood. Just make life greater. At times you never ever know when just a sort word, or a smile can brighten someone’s day, lighten the load, and possibly give them a small a thing they required that day. You never ever know when a thing is going to fall out of our mouth and land on someone’s heart.”
Brown’s presentation has taken him about the globe to areas as far away as Guatemala and Australia, with some of his presentations seeing crowds that quantity about ten,000 people today.
“I nevertheless get seriously nervous when I take the stage. I stated to my wife: ‘do you believe that will go away’, simply because I was in fact sort of frustrated by it. And she stated ‘you greater hope it never ever goes away’ and I stated ‘what do you mean’, and she stated ‘the truth that you are nervous suggests you nevertheless care about the people today sitting out there. The minute that you are no longer nervous, then it is about you and not about them.’ So I’m okay with the nerves now,” stated Brown.
By means of his encounter in presenting about the globe, Brown has come to recognize how essential it is to share his story, and the impact it has upon these that are dealing with their personal struggles.
“I never ever realized how quite a few people today in this globe are hurting, struggling, attempting to overcome situations. And a pal of mine after stated to me ‘you never ever know when your story will turn out to be an individual else’s survival guide’, and so all of the factors I went by means of as a kid, the factors my son has gone by means of, the factors my wife has gone by means of. That story, as it evolves, as we inform extra of it…we get cards, and emails, and letter from people today who inform us their story. And they inform us about, may possibly be their kid’s struggling, or their struggle, and in some weird way, I believe it offers people today permission to not be okay all the time,” stated Brown. “And to confront these factors that they really feel like they need to have to function on, possibly it is hurts, previous failures, insecurities, all of these factors and we never ever believed that our small story could be a catalyst to uncover hope and uncover alterations that they wanted to make. I really feel an extraordinary duty to maintain undertaking this, to maintain telling the story, to maintain having greater at telling the story. Mainly because if I can make just a small, tiny distinction in the globe, then I can sleep greater at evening.”
These in attendance for the presentation also received a absolutely free copy of Brown’s book: Unleashing Your Hero.
“Ponca City is awesome. It is one particular of the side rewards of this job that is have is that I get to see components of the globe that I would have never ever observed just before. To be capable to come to Ponca City and meet, these days, with the leaders of Ponca City, Kay County, to speak to leaders that have been right here and poured their life into this,” stated Brown. To speak to emerging leaders. At times undertaking our jobs, we shed sight of the effect we in fact have. Mainly because function is function a job is a job and from time to time we get lost in the mechanics of the job and shed point of view. You appear at anything in Ponca City and Kay County, the progress and financial improvement, anything that is taking place began with a vision. It began with a program, people today who have been committed to this neighborhood and each and every other. And I believe that is quite heroic. I’ve been hanging out in Ponca City meeting heroes everywhere I go, simply because the truth is they show up in gas stations, grocery retailers, classrooms, casinos, restaurants. They show up everywhere, and if we’re seeking for them… we’ll uncover them. But if our heads are down and our thumbs are moving, we’ll miss them.”