June 10, 2023 1:22 am

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 right after Kelly Johnson, owner/ president of Excellent 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 discovering a venue for Brown to speak at. Pioneer Technologies Center was at some point selected as the place, and a committee was place with each other to arrange the important particulars. Ahead of extended, the occasion also garnered sponsors like Bobby Garrett, Renfro Household Foundation, Initial National Bank, Ponca City Improvement Authority (PCDA), Excellent Pools &amp Spas, RCB Bank, Evans &amp 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 like American Express, Delta Airlines, PayPal, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, H&ampR Block, Sprint, Ernst &amp Young, Million Dollar Round Table, Merck, Booz Allen Hamilton, and numerous extra.

“I never ever in a million years believed I’d be performing this. I am an introvert by nature, I’m completely content material behind the scenes,” mentioned 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 similar given that.”

Brown’s presentation, The HERO Impact, is primarily based upon his book of the similar name and focuses on a very simple philosophy that separates planet-class organizations and higher-functionality individuals 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 produced it college. I’m the father of a unique demands son who is completely astounding, and I married a hero. So I began speaking about heroes and it took on a life of its personal,” mentioned Brown. “I inform individuals all the time: the story keeps writing itself. It keeps revealing itself to me. When I very first began speaking about heroes, if you asked anyone on the planet to define a hero, they’d say ‘heroes are ordinary individuals 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 had been incorrect. Heroes are not ordinary individuals performing extraordinary items, since if you think that, you have to very first convince oneself you are ordinary in the very first location. So we changed it. We think heroes are extraordinary individuals who chose not to be ordinary. I feel everyone was born extraordinary, just a lot of individuals do not act like it.”

When Brown began out with his presentation, he would go over the 4 principles of the HERO impact: heroes assist people…with no strings attached heroes develop an exceptional expertise for the individuals about them they take duty for their life and they see life by way of the lens of optimism.

“And [optimism] is a genuinely fascinating one particular for me since I’m not good by nature. A lot of individuals out there are “positive thinkers”, and I feel they are the good pretenders. Mainly because they appear at a issue 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,” mentioned Brown. “But an optimist, they see what everybody else sees, but they course of action it differently. They see there’s a issue, they sees there’s a challenge, but they know it is short-term, and they know there is a option. So they’ve educated themselves to feel differently.”

Brown defines optimism as muscle and a ability set that one particular has to function at.

“The trauma I went by way of as a kid, I’ve had to place extra stuff that is good into my brain, I have to be about good individuals. I study a lot, I listen to audiobooks since I have to function at it. We reside in a adverse planet. We’re bombarded each day with news, and crisis, and transform, and all of the items going on. So I really feel we have to be diligent and persistent in placing stuff in our thoughts, and that is been a enormous takeaway for me,” mentioned Brown. “I can not stand on stage and give what I do not have. And the similar is correct for parenting, and leaders, spouses, considerable other folks. We can not give what we do not have and so we have to continually feed our thoughts, and develop new thoughts, new power, new actions that create new benefits. Mainly because the individuals 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 items retain crystalizing themselves to me, but this optimism muscle is genuinely, genuinely essential since how we see the planet out there, is specifically what we give back in return. There is an old saying ‘I’ll think it when I see it’, I feel 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 expertise, he has encounter individuals who claim to not be a hero, since numerous think that a heroes is somebody that does major planet altering items, but Brown’s axiom is that heroes just make life much better.

“From my point of view, it is just the each day items we do with very good intention. It is these each day items we do with excellence. These are the hero effects,” mentioned Brown. “My wife, a hero to our son, gave up her profession to make confident that he got every thing that he required. Often just generating lunch for your kid, and generating confident they get to college safely, and generating confident they get back home…that’s fairly heroic, but we dismiss it. And so, heroes make life much better, that is it. What ever that appears like at residence, at function, in the neighborhood. Just make life much better. Often 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 planet to locations as far away as Guatemala and Australia, with some of his presentations seeing crowds that quantity about ten,000 individuals.

“I nonetheless get genuinely nervous when I take the stage. I mentioned to my wife: ‘do you feel that will go away’, since I was really sort of frustrated by it. And she mentioned ‘you much better hope it never ever goes away’ and I mentioned ‘what do you mean’, and she mentioned ‘the reality that you are nervous signifies you nonetheless care about the individuals 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,” mentioned Brown.

By way of his expertise in presenting about the planet, Brown has come to understand 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 numerous individuals in this planet are hurting, struggling, attempting to overcome situations. And a pal of mine after mentioned to me ‘you never ever know when your story will come to be somebody else’s survival guide’, and so all of the items I went by way of as a kid, the items my son has gone by way of, the items my wife has gone by way of. That story, as it evolves, as we inform extra of it…we get cards, and emails, and letter from individuals 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 feel it offers individuals permission to not be okay all the time,” mentioned Brown. “And to confront these items that they really feel like they need to have to function on, possibly it is hurts, previous failures, insecurities, all of these items and we never ever believed that our small story could be a catalyst to discover hope and discover modifications that they wanted to make. I really feel an extraordinary duty to retain performing this, to retain telling the story, to retain acquiring much better at telling the story. Mainly because if I can make just a small, tiny distinction in the planet, then I can sleep much better at evening.”

These in attendance for the presentation also received a no cost copy of Brown’s book: Unleashing Your Hero.

“Ponca City is astounding. It is one particular of the side rewards of this job that is have is that I get to see components of the planet that I would have never ever observed prior to. To be in a position 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,” mentioned Brown. To speak to emerging leaders. Often performing our jobs, we drop sight of the effect we really have. Mainly because function is function a job is a job and at times we get lost in the mechanics of the job and drop point of view. You appear at every thing in Ponca City and Kay County, the progress and financial improvement, every thing that is taking place began with a vision. It began with a strategy, individuals who had been committed to this neighborhood and each and every other. And I feel that is fairly heroic. I’ve been hanging out in Ponca City meeting heroes everywhere I go, since 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 discover them. But if our heads are down and our thumbs are moving, we’ll miss them.”

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