One of my favorite corporate comedians or comedian speakers is Kansas City comedian Mark Mayfield. He, like me, is a motivational humorist, but got his start in comedy. And it shows on stage… he is REALLY funny.
I’ve known Mark for years since we did a showcase together. He’s always been totally funny, he works totally clean, and best of all, he’s a good guy.
I met up with Mark at the convention for the National Speakers Association recently in San Diego, California. I love NSA conventions for a gazillion reasons…. but meeting up with friends is the best.
Mark and I talked at length about work-life balance as it relates to speakers. We talked about how, as speakers, we have a many choices about how hard to push our speaking business.
The beautiful problem we face as entrepreneurs is that we have so many choices about where to take our business. Make new products? Develop more programs? Find and explore new niches? Experiment with branding?
Personally, I struggle with this all the time. I have the ability and the passion to work harder, achieve more, blah blah blah. But at the same time I have three kids, an awesome wife, and a bunch of hobbies I barely have time to touch. (Ah, to just sit and draw!)
Mark chose long ago to be a great clean, corporate comedian, do work hard and to save money. And when faced with the choice to do something new, something more, something “to get to the next level” he chooses to pass. He is choosing life style over whatever is on that “next level.”
Cool. Sounds good to me. Sure, I have a few projects in the works, but having friend and mentor tell me that doing less is often the best choice really felt good.
You’re to life balance, Mark!
But in the meantime, I’ve got some bills to pay. So please check out my work as a clean, corporate comedian here: https://www.bradmontgomery.com
Motivational Keynote Speaker, Corporate Comedian, Fan of Mark Mayfield