Break it Up!

Funny-Motivational-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonRecently I was scanning an article with suggestions of things to do during the work day when you need a break. No, going through a McDonalds, logging onto Facebook or grabbing another cup of java or Red Bull didn’t make the list. The piece was chock full of tips, though. Some were obvious: take a walk outside around the building, meditate, journal. Other ideas were more esoteric: search the web for upcoming unique events to attend, write poetry, spritz a refreshing scent around you. But if you’re not into sniffing peppermint or finding a meet-up group, here’s my favorite little nugget buried near the bottom of the article:  Find some great comedy – your fave comedians performing their signature acts – and laugh out loud. I immediately went to YouTube and did just that. It changed my whole outlook. Just be aware that if you’re listening to something with “adult language,” ear buds are in order. Not sure what to watch? Jim Gaffigan’s Hot Pockets routine always makes me chuckle. Or, check out the incredible comedy with heart on fellow blogger Kelly Swanson’s channel.

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Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Even funny motivational speakers can benefit from THAT idea, Colette!  Sometimes we forget to go look at OTHER funny motivational speakers!  We get kind of wrapped up in our own little world.  I remember looking at YOUR video once – and guffawed right out loud!  I think I'll go back and watch again!  

  2. Great idea Colette – I can watch YouTube videos all night!  Then, when they're done, more are recommended and them I'm in a never-ending loop of funny videos! Not really what your point was, but watching them is a great stress reliever – and takes a lot less effort than going to Hot Pilates!!

  3. Wow Colette! Thanks for the shout out! You know I'm going to agree that comedy is a necessary part of life. I am always in search of a good laugh. I thrive on making people laugh. Especially in airports. What a dark and dreary environment! I think they should have comedy clubs in the airport and while you wait you can laugh. I think it would cut down on violent outbursts. Nothing is as bad when you can laugh through it.

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