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Speaker Kevin Brown presents “The HERO Effect” at Pioneer Technologies Center


May 26, 2023

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 following 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 collectively to arrange the required facts. Prior to lengthy, the occasion also garnered sponsors which includes Bobby Garrett, Renfro Household Foundation, Initial National Bank, Ponca City Improvement Authority (PCDA), High-quality Pools &amp Spas, RCB Bank, Evans &amp Associates, and Pioneer Technologies Center, whose monetary help helped to make the presentation a reality.

Kevin Brown is a hugely soughtafter keynote speaker and has spoke to a range of organizations which includes American Express, Delta Airlines, PayPal, ExxonMobil, Nationwide, H&ampR Block, Sprint, Ernst &amp Young, Million Dollar Round Table, Merck, Booz Allen Hamilton, and numerous additional.

“I in no way in a million years believed I’d be undertaking 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 in no way been the identical because.”

Brown’s presentation, The HERO Impact, is primarily based upon his book of the identical name and focuses on a very simple philosophy that separates globe-class organizations and higher-efficiency men and women 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 additional than after, I dropped out of college in the 9th grade, in no way produced it college. I’m the father of a particular demands son who is certainly remarkable, and I married a hero. So I began speaking about heroes and it took on a life of its personal,” mentioned Brown. “I inform men and women 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 men and women who do extraordinary things’, and I believed that also 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 men and women undertaking extraordinary points, due to the fact if you think that, you have to initial convince oneself you are ordinary in the initial location. So we changed it. We think heroes are extraordinary men and women who chose not to be ordinary. I believe everyone was born extraordinary, just a lot of men and women do not act like it.”

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

“And [optimism] is a actually exciting one particular for me due to the fact I’m not optimistic by nature. A lot of men and women out there are “positive thinkers”, and I believe they are the fantastic pretenders. Since they appear at a challenge 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 although it is pouring down rain,” mentioned Brown. “But an optimist, they see what everybody else sees, but they approach it differently. They see there’s a challenge, 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 believe differently.”

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

“The trauma I went by means of as a kid, I’ve had to place additional stuff that is optimistic into my brain, I have to be about optimistic men and women. I study a lot, I listen to audiobooks due to the fact I have to function at it. We reside in a unfavorable globe. We’re bombarded each day with news, and crisis, and alter, and all of the points going on. So I really feel we have to be diligent and persistent in placing stuff in our thoughts, and that is been a substantial takeaway for me,” mentioned Brown. “I can not stand on stage and give what I do not have. And the identical is accurate 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 make new thoughts, new power, new actions that make new final results. Since the men and women 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 points maintain crystalizing themselves to me, but this optimism muscle is actually, actually crucial due to the fact 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 expertise, he has encounter men and women who claim to not be a hero, due to the fact numerous think that a heroes is somebody that does massive globe altering points, but Brown’s axiom is that heroes just make life much better.

“From my viewpoint, it is just the each day points we do with excellent intention. It is these each day points we do with excellence. These are the hero effects,” mentioned Brown. “My wife, a hero to our son, gave up her profession to make certain that he got almost everything that he required. Often just creating lunch for your kid, and creating certain they get to college safely, and creating certain 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 in no way know when just a type word, or a smile can brighten someone’s day, lighten the load, and perhaps give them a tiny a thing they required that day. You in no way 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 locations as far away as Guatemala and Australia, with some of his presentations seeing crowds that quantity about ten,000 men and women.

“I nevertheless get actually nervous when I take the stage. I mentioned to my wife: ‘do you believe that will go away’, due to the fact I was essentially type of frustrated by it. And she mentioned ‘you much better hope it in no way goes away’ and I mentioned ‘what do you mean’, and she mentioned ‘the reality that you are nervous implies you nevertheless care about the men and women 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.

Via his expertise in presenting about the globe, Brown has come to understand how crucial it is to share his story, and the impact it has upon these that are dealing with their personal struggles.

“I in no way realized how numerous men and women in this globe are hurting, struggling, attempting to overcome situations. And a buddy of mine after mentioned to me ‘you in no way know when your story will turn out to be somebody else’s survival guide’, and so all of the points I went by means of as a kid, the points my son has gone by means of, the points my wife has gone by means of. That story, as it evolves, as we inform additional of it…we get cards, and emails, and letter from men and women who inform us their story. And they inform us about, may perhaps be their kid’s struggling, or their struggle, and in some weird way, I believe it offers men and women permission to not be okay all the time,” mentioned Brown. “And to confront these points that they really feel like they need to have to function on, perhaps it is hurts, previous failures, insecurities, all of these points and we in no way believed that our tiny story could be a catalyst to locate hope and locate modifications that they wanted to make. I really feel an extraordinary duty to maintain undertaking this, to maintain telling the story, to maintain finding much better at telling the story. Since if I can make just a tiny, tiny distinction in the globe, then I can sleep much better at evening.”

These in attendance for the presentation also received a free of charge copy of Brown’s book: Unleashing Your Hero.

“Ponca City is remarkable. It is one particular of the side positive aspects of this job that is have is that I get to see components of the globe that I would have in no way noticed just before. To be capable to come to Ponca City and meet, nowadays, 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 undertaking our jobs, we shed sight of the influence we essentially have. Since function is function a job is a job and from time to time we get lost in the mechanics of the job and shed viewpoint. You appear at almost everything in Ponca City and Kay County, the progress and financial improvement, almost everything that is taking place began with a vision. It began with a program, men and women who had been committed to this neighborhood and each and every other. And I believe that is fairly heroic. I’ve been hanging out in Ponca City meeting heroes everywhere I go, due to the fact the truth is they show up in gas stations, grocery shops, classrooms, casinos, restaurants. They show up everywhere, and if we’re hunting for them… we’ll locate them. But if our heads are down and our thumbs are moving, we’ll miss them.”

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