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November 2009

 

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Note From Erik:

November has been an amazing month. I started doing school assemblies again…now that my kids are in school; I discovered that I still have my ‘mojo’ when it comes to using magic, music and stories to get the kids rockin’. That was a little bit of a surprise to me, but you’ll have to read on to find out what the bigger surprise was. So let’s have a great Thanksgiving week, and don’t shop too much.

To Living Above the Line,

Erik

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"Bringing F.U.N. Back"

By Erik Carlson

A friend and successful motivational speaker named Gary Zeleski (you should check out his book ‘The Passion Centered Professional') was coaching me on nailing down my brand, and he pointed out to me an area of expertise that I had oozing from my being. When he brought it to my attention, I thought ‘Wow… this is IT!’

As a professional speaker and coach, one has to lead with their expertise. When Gary told me mine was being the ‘FUN Expert’, I knew he was right, but I wasn’t sure how it would play to the corporate market (he was confident it would, but I had to test it first).

What better place to test it than on 600 screaming elementary kids?! Truth be told, I test most of my magic, stories, and ‘angles’ on kids. So I performed a total of four assemblies to kids with the outline “F.U.N.”…

F = Find your Greatness (We all have a gift that is priceless and needs to be shared)
U = Uplift others (Be the encourager)
N = eNjoy the Journey (Life hits us with ups and downs, but we can choose Joy)

Although I had already prepared my talk for the ‘adult’ luncheon the day before I flew to Spokane, I thought, ‘Why not change it up and test this new F.U.N. angle”. My goal when I speak is to have start-to-finish laughter throughout my presentation, as well as deliver content that pierces the heart and changes lives. Praise the Lord, my feedback showed me that that was the case during this talk!

The content that I am passionate about, and have been developing these past years, fits like a glove with this new F.U.N. angle and is now becoming my brand.

Now that you’ve heard my story, brace yourself for upcoming newsletters to reveal the true meaning of F.U.N., and let’s bring FUN back into our workplace, our families, our lives. Now we’re truly living!

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About Erik Carlson:

Erik Carlson is a sought after speaker and entertainer. His keynote topics blend the experiences and wisdom from his successful business career, and couples it with side splitting comedy magic that will leave your audience astonished and inspired.

Erik is the author and creator of his pathfinder self study course which is a step-by-step roadmap to discovering true prosperity in your career.

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