Pioneer Expertise Heart (PTC) hosted motivational speaker and writer, Kevin Brown, at an occasion on Wednesday, Might 24 from 11 am to 1 pm on the PTC Convention Heart.

Brown was invited to come back converse at PTC after Kelly Johnson, proprietor/ president of High quality Swimming pools and Spas in Ponca Metropolis, attended one among Brown’s talking occasions at a conference in Hawaii and was so influenced and touched by the presentation that he felt that Brown wanted to come back share his message in Ponca Metropolis.

Johnson returned to Ponca Metropolis and went about discovering a venue for Brown to talk at. Pioneer Expertise Heart was finally chosen as the situation, and a committee was put collectively to rearrange the mandatory particulars. Earlier than lengthy, the occasion additionally garnered sponsors together with Bobby Garrett, Renfro Household Basis, First Nationwide Financial institution, Ponca Metropolis Growth Authority (PCDA), High quality Swimming pools & Spas, RCB Financial institution, Evans & Associates, and Pioneer Expertise Heart, whose monetary help helped to make the presentation a actuality.

Kevin Brown is a extremely soughtafter keynote speaker and has spoke to quite a lot of organizations together with American Specific, Delta Airways, PayPal, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, H&R Block, Dash, Ernst & Younger, Million Greenback Spherical Desk, Merck, Booz Allen Hamilton, and lots of extra.

“I by no means in 1,000,000 years thought I’d be doing this. I’m an introvert by nature, I’m completely content material behind the scenes,” stated Kevin Brown. “However I obtained pushed onto the stage in my company life again in 2002, and one thing clicked, one thing occurred and my life has by no means been the identical since.”

Brown’s presentation, The HERO Impact, relies upon his guide of the identical identify and focuses on a easy philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance individuals from everyone else.

His presentation focuses on the heroes in his personal life which have form his personal life similar to his spouse Lisa, and his son, Joshua “Josh-Brown”.

“The heroes in my life, the heroes who helped me. I’ve been homeless greater than as soon as, I dropped out of faculty within the ninth grade, by no means made it faculty. I’m the daddy of a particular wants son who is completely superb, and I married a hero. So I began speaking about heroes and it took on a lifetime of its personal,” stated Brown. “I inform individuals on a regular basis: the story retains writing itself. It retains revealing itself to me. Once I first began speaking about heroes, if you happen to requested anyone on the planet to outline a hero, they’d say ‘heroes are abnormal individuals who do extraordinary issues’, and I believed that too after we began. A few yr into this journey that we’ve been on, my spouse and I noticed we had been mistaken. Heroes usually are not abnormal individuals doing extraordinary issues, as a result of if you happen to consider that, it’s important to first persuade your self you’re abnormal within the first place. So we modified it. We consider heroes are extraordinary individuals who selected to not be abnormal. I believe everyone was born extraordinary, simply lots of people don’t act prefer it.”

When Brown began out along with his presentation, he would focus on the 4 rules of the HERO impact: heroes assist individuals…with no strings hooked up; heroes create an distinctive expertise for the individuals round them; they take accountability for his or her life; they usually see life by the lens of optimism.

“And [optimism] is a extremely attention-grabbing one for me as a result of I’m not optimistic by nature. Lots of people on the market are “optimistic thinkers”, and I believe they’re the nice pretenders. As a result of they take a look at an issue they usually see a problem, they usually look away. They put their head within the sand they usually deny it even exists. They are saying ‘oh, it’s not raining, suns out’, though it’s pouring down rain,” stated Brown. “However an optimist, they see what everybody else sees, however they course of it otherwise. They see there’s an issue, they sees there’s a problem, however they know it’s short-term, they usually know there’s a answer. In order that they’ve educated themselves to assume otherwise.”

Brown defines optimism as muscle and a talent set that one has to work at.

“The trauma I went by as a child, I’ve needed to put extra stuff that’s optimistic into my mind, I’ve to be round optimistic individuals. I learn quite a bit, I hearken to audiobooks as a result of I’ve to work at it. We stay in a unfavorable world. We’re bombarded on a regular basis with information, and disaster, and alter, and all the issues occurring. So I really feel now we have to be diligent and protracted in placing stuff in our thoughts, and that’s been an enormous takeaway for me,” stated Brown. “I can’t stand on stage and provides what I don’t have. And the identical is true for parenting, and leaders, spouses, vital others. We are able to’t give what we don’t have and so now we have to repeatedly feed our thoughts, and create new ideas, new power, new actions that produce new outcomes. As a result of the individuals round us are relying on us to offer them new stuff, and after we don’t, they go away us. Once we now not have something to offer them, they go away us. And so, these issues maintain crystalizing themselves to me, however this optimism muscle is de facto, actually vital as a result of how we see the world on the market, is strictly what we give again in return. There’s an outdated saying ‘I’ll consider it once I see it’, I believe it’s the opposite means round: ‘I’ll see it, once I consider it’, and so it’s what we consider and what we see that we entice to us.”

In his expertise, he has encounter individuals who declare to not be a hero, as a result of many consider {that a} heroes is somebody that does massive world altering issues, however Brown’s axiom is that heroes simply make life higher.

“From my perspective, it’s simply the on a regular basis issues we do with good intention. It’s these on a regular basis issues we do with excellence. These are the hero results,” stated Brown. “My spouse, a hero to our son, gave up her profession to be sure that he obtained every part that he wanted. Generally simply making lunch to your child, and ensuring they get to high school safely, and ensuring they get again dwelling…that’s fairly heroic, however we dismiss it. And so, heroes make life higher, that’s it. No matter that appears like at dwelling, at work, in the neighborhood. Simply make life higher. Generally you by no means know when only a type phrase, or a smile can brighten somebody’s day, lighten the load, and perhaps give them somewhat one thing they wanted that day. You by no means know when one thing goes to fall out of our mouth and land on somebody’s coronary heart.”

Brown’s presentation has taken him around the globe to locations as far-off as Guatemala and Australia, with a few of his shows seeing crowds that quantity round 10,000 individuals.

“I nonetheless get actually nervous once I take the stage. I stated to my spouse: ‘do you assume that can go away’, as a result of I used to be truly sort of pissed off by it. And he or she stated ‘you higher hope it by no means goes away’ and I stated ‘what do you imply’, and he or she stated ‘the truth that you’re nervous means you continue to care concerning the individuals sitting on the market. The minute that you just’re now not nervous, then it’s about you and never about them.’ So I’m okay with the nerves now,” stated Brown.

By his expertise in presenting around the globe, Brown has come to appreciate how vital it’s to share his story, and the impact it has upon these which might be coping with their very own struggles.

“I by no means realized how many individuals on this world are hurting, struggling, attempting to beat circumstances. And a pal of mine as soon as stated to me ‘you by no means know when your story will develop into another person’s survival information’, and so all the issues I went by as a child, the issues my son has gone by, the issues my spouse has gone by. That story, because it evolves, as we inform extra of it…we get playing cards, and emails, and letter from individuals who inform us their story. They usually inform us about, could also be their child’s struggling, or their wrestle, and in some bizarre means, I believe it offers individuals permission to not be okay on a regular basis,” stated Brown. “And to confront these issues that they really feel like they should work on, perhaps it’s hurts, previous failures, insecurities, all of these issues and we by no means thought that our little story might be a catalyst to search out hope and discover modifications that they wished to make. I really feel a rare accountability to maintain doing this, to maintain telling the story, to maintain getting higher at telling the story. As a result of if I could make just a bit, tiny distinction on the planet, then I can sleep higher at evening.”

These in attendance for the presentation additionally obtained a free copy of Brown’s guide: Unleashing Your Hero.

“Ponca Metropolis is superb. It is likely one of the facet advantages of this job that’s have is that I get to see components of the world that I might have by no means seen earlier than. To have the ability to come to Ponca Metropolis and meet, at this time, with the leaders of Ponca Metropolis, Kay County, to speak to leaders which were right here and poured their life into this,” stated Brown. To speak to rising leaders. Generally doing our jobs, we lose sight of the affect we even have. As a result of work is figure a job is a job and generally we get misplaced within the mechanics of the job and lose perspective. You take a look at every part in Ponca Metropolis and Kay County, the progress and financial improvement, every part that’s occurring began with a imaginative and prescient. It began with a plan, individuals who had been dedicated to this neighborhood and one another. And I believe that’s fairly heroic. I’ve been hanging out in Ponca Metropolis assembly heroes in every single place I am going, as a result of the reality is that they present up in fuel stations, grocery shops, lecture rooms, casinos, eating places. They present up in every single place, and if we’re in search of them… we’ll discover them. But when our heads are down and our thumbs are transferring, we’ll miss them.”

By Editor