Brad’s Rant — The Transcription

Hey, this is Brad Montgomery from with the message of the day.  Here it comes.  You are they.

Let me explain. All right, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone into organizations and I hear from the top line leaders, to all the support staff, everybody says we can’t do that until they make it possible.  So, it’s either we can’t be more productive, we can’t have more fun, we can’t fix this toxic work culture.  I can’t have any fun in life until they fix it.  Well, this is a problem, isn’t it?  I swear, I’ve met people that are so upset; they’re willing to be miserable.  They’re willing to say, I’m going to be miserable until retirement, because they’re not going to allow me to do what I want to do.  Well, can you hear how ridiculous that is, how stupid you sound?

Listen, if you want to make a difference, here’s what you need to remember.  You are the they.  So, yes, yes, there are sometimes at work and in life, there are some impediments to letting us get as much joy, and as much fun as we deserve.  Yes, I understand that.  Sometimes your manager stinks, sometimes your boss stinks, sometimes your staff stinks, sometimes whatever, it’s there.

On the other hand, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to sit around and say, well, it stinks; it’s not going to get fixed until they fix it. Or, are you going to be the person who says, lets lead the way.  Are you going to be the leader?  Somebody in every single positive work culture is the leader in levity, lightheartedness, joy and even humor.  Somebody’s always that person who has more energy than everyone else.  Why shouldn’t that be you?  Why not?  Are you really going to wait and be miserable until retirement, or are you going to start being the guy who says, I’m going to lead the way.

So, if you want to have a little bit more fun at work, and you should, if you want to have a little bit more fun with your family, and you should, well then it’s going to start with you; you are the they.  Now the cool thing about this is we know this.  We know that in this toxic environment, if there ever was a time that we deserved to lighten up and enjoy ourselves, it’s now.

But the cool thing is that, also, this concept of bringing levity and lightheartedness and joy to work makes us better at work; it makes us more productive.  It increases the quality of our work product, and if there ever was an economic environment when we need it, not just good, not just great, but outstanding, it is now.  And I’m here to tell you, levity and humor and joy will help you get to outstanding.  All right, how’s it going to happen?  It’s going to happen with not they, it’s going to happen with you.

My name is Brad Montgomery.  If you want some specifics about how to do it, there’s, shoot, click the buttons, see the buttons.  I don’t know where the buttons are, but there’s buttons all over the site.  Give us a call.  We’d love to help you and your organization.  Make it a great day, and I mean you make it a great day because it’s going to help you get what you want at home and at work.

Here’s the video on YouTube