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061: I Wish Someone Had Told Me

061: I Wish Someone Had Told Me

Update: 2019-02-06
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061: I Wish Someone Had Told Me with Brad Montgomery

 

Brad teaches people how to use happiness to boost productivity, creativity, innovation & profits. He turns typical meetings into transformational events using, the power of happiness. Oh, and he’s pretty funny. Brad has transformed audiences in all 50 states and on four continents. His clients include Microsoft, Verizon, the FBI (yes, that FBI) the CIA (yes, that CIA) and the IRS (where he withheld 30% of his best strategies.) Brad specializes in using humor, interactivity, sound, music and visuals to ignite audiences so that they can use happiness as a tool to improve their lives and their jobs.

 

In this episode, Brad tells David some of the many things he wishes he had done differently with his business. From investing in marketing to accepting help sooner, even down to whether or not he should’ve gotten an office!

 

In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

 

  • Brad’s beginnings
  • His transition from magician to speaker
  • Why he wishes he invested more in marketing
  • Having a protective ego
  • The cringe factor
  • Allowing yourself to accept help
  • The benefits of trading peer reviews
  • To have an office or home office?
  • Peer pressure at NSA
  • Know the game you’re playing

 

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode

 

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061: I Wish Someone Had Told Me

061: I Wish Someone Had Told Me

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