No Excuses Coaching with Ryan Montis & Alanna Banks

Laughing Your Way to Growth and Transformation

November 13, 2023 Ryan Montis & Alanna Banks Season 4 Episode 9
No Excuses Coaching with Ryan Montis & Alanna Banks
Laughing Your Way to Growth and Transformation
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Laughter can unlock the doors to breakthroughs and deep connections in your coaching relationship.

We discuss how the power of laughter can be used as a tool for coaches to engage and better serve their clients.

You'll discover how strategic humour can create a safe and comfortable environment, boost client engagement, and break negative thought patterns. 

This episode is an insightful exploration of laughter in coaching practices and a celebration of humour's power to illuminate, heal and connect. 

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Speaker 1:

I thought today I'm just going to jump right in. I thought today we could talk about laughter and how everybody talks about how laughter is the best medicine. But really the power of laughter can be used as a tool in your coaching practice to motivate your clients, to enhance the mood, to really engage with them. And I don't even know what got me thinking about this topic, but when I first started working with a coach, up until this particular point I'd only ever had a really serious coach. I'd only worked with business men coaches who were very serious in all of our interactions. And that worked for me too, because sometimes I used to be a lot more serious, I think, and perfectionistic. Anyway, I started working with this one coach and it was a completely different experience and she was fun and had more of a jovial, friendly kind of approach. And I remember I think it was maybe our third session she showed up to the Zoom call with wet hair. She literally just got out of the shower and put her clothes on and hopped on the Zoom call and I was just like wow, I can't believe she's showing up on the Zoom call with wet hair and no makeup. I was just like you don't do that and she proceeded to just kind of laugh it off. She's like, oh, I've just had a crazy morning and she's explaining all this stuff to me. And that was honestly a breakthrough moment for me on this coaching session because it was almost like she gave me permission that you could be running a business and working with people and show up that way like imperfect, and that really led me down this whole exploration of this side of myself right where I could kind of be imperfect and have fun and joke around but also deliver and do some serious work.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, cool.

Speaker 1:

Yeah. So, with that being said, we have a list of how you can bring that laughter, how you can bring that lightness into your coaching and how it actually enhances the experience for your client.

Speaker 2:

Yes.

Speaker 3:

I have to admit, did you like? Here's my question Did you think it was funny when she showed up with wet hair?

Speaker 1:

No, it was more. Just. I was actually like really kind of appalled. But how it you know? Like when she just kind of popped on right, but then where things went from there like she made fun of herself. She was joking about it, she was like like being fun.

Speaker 3:

She was being fun and funny, okay, okay.

Speaker 1:

And then she was like oh, can I get the dots?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, the bridge between this coach this coach with wet hair and today's subject, which is laughter in coaching. Now, I get it Because she brought lightness and humor into the coaching situation, not necessarily because of the wet hair, but because of her personality and attitude, and it made everything better and you learned and got better results than you otherwise would have. Okay, so, constructed bridge, traversed bridge, trusted, okay.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

So the name of the list, then this list does not have a title, but it's how the power of laughter can be used as a tool for coaches to engage, and I'm going to, on the fly, change this sentence to better serve their clients. I like that. Yeah, and better serve their clients. Originally, the sentence here said how to use laughter for coaches to engage and motivate their clients, but I read something interesting on Instagram written by a very successful coach that I follow Stephanie something. What's her name, I don't remember. Anyway, she posts a lot of good stuff and she said your dream clients don't need to be motivated, they're already motivated.

Speaker 1:

That's true.

Speaker 3:

Which I thought was interesting. But then what about? What if they're?

Speaker 1:

motivated.

Speaker 3:

What if you're like a motivational speaker?

Speaker 1:

Well.

Speaker 2:

I mean.

Speaker 1:

I guess everyone is motivated, but you could be motivated.

Speaker 3:

It's a massive oversimplification, but I just thought it was intriguing.

Speaker 2:

Anyways, let's get into the list?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, because I think it's a great idea to introduce humor and do coaching hypnotherapy. What an appropriate relationship. You and I both know, and you met him through me, I believe, keld Peterson.

Speaker 1:

Yes.

Speaker 3:

He's from Denmark and he's a hypnotherapist. He's very good and he really likes to introduce humor into his sessions and into his consults and just into his business in general. And I remember him telling me and he's got, he's like he used to have like this big wizard beard, shaved head. He was not like a traditionally glamorous man and when he would call people who had requested a call from him for a consultation and they would say hello, he would say hello, this is Denmark's most beautiful hypnotist, how may I serve you? And it would always get a laugh, according to him. And he would tell this story when he would explain the importance of humor in a coaching or hypnotherapy relationship. So when I think about this, I think about Keld. Keld, if you're listening, which I know you're not, but if you are, hi, keld, we appreciate it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I love that. I love that. I didn't know Keld had a beard at one point.

Speaker 3:

He used to have a beard like I think it was down to his belly button.

Speaker 1:

Wow, I had no idea I have to go deeper into his social media.

Speaker 3:

It wasn't even all that long ago when he and I became friends. He had the big oh really I think, I think he did.

Speaker 1:

There was someone in your community, too, who recently shaved off his big, long beard.

Speaker 3:

That was Richard. Yeah, that was Richard.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

He had a big long.

Speaker 1:

Doesn't he go by a different name?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, Richard is his sort of like English name. He goes by Sadaka Ram.

Speaker 1:

Yes, that's it yeah.

Speaker 3:

He's Ayurvedic practitioner name or his Ayurvedic name. He's a really interesting fellow.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, he is. He does some good content.

Speaker 3:

He has some good content and he does some really good work with his clients. Let's just do a shout out for him, because he deserves a bigger following. He's S-A-D-H-A-K-A underscore R-A-M Sadaka Ram on Instagram. If you're interested in Ayurvedic studies or Vedic counseling or any information about it, check him out.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, he recently just shaved off his beard.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and he recently just shaved off the beard, okay, yeah, and he looks like a totally different human being without that beard, Totally different, Like I was like who is this guy who? Is this fellow yeah?

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Okay, so I'm going to go with Danes and Danes.

Speaker 1:

I noticed you. I think you did something with your beard different. Did you trim it? I think, you trimmed it.

Speaker 3:

No, the opposite. I was keeping it very trim for about the last year.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

And just recently I kind of let it get a little bit thicker.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

And now I've been slowly, slowly tapering it back down.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

It doesn't look as wild as it maybe looked last week.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, there was, yeah, there was maybe a week or two where I just I just wasn't trimming it at all, I was just letting it, letting it get out of hand, and then, yeah, it's back under control now.

Speaker 1:

Ladies and gentlemen, Okay, cool, yeah, happy for you.

Speaker 3:

Thank you, yeah, so I think that's a good point of introducing humor into your coaching sessions is use an icebreaker and rapport builder. Laughter helps to break the ice and establish.

Speaker 1:

It's used as an icebreaker and rapport builder.

Speaker 3:

The example that I gave from Keld which is a true example, by the way is a very good example of that Particularly because people are getting a call from a hypnotherapist, you may not expect the first thing they say to be humorous.

Speaker 2:

That's good.

Speaker 3:

Use your humor as an icebreaker, as a rapport builder. That's pretty much the whole list right there. Rapport building.

Speaker 1:

Totally.

Speaker 3:

We can skip two through 10.

Speaker 1:

Well, I think a lot of these we can consolidate, but I think that just using your own sense of humor and not showing up to coaching calls being really buttoned up unless that's your style, but don't be afraid to hold your true personality and sense of humor back, because oftentimes that's when it's going to develop a deeper rapport, because it's just going to disarm the person that you're on a call with.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Have you ever noticed, when you're out with people or you're on a call with someone and one person cracks a joke, then that just lightens the mood for the rest of the group, or it just lets people feel more comfortable and more at ease. And open to sharing their sense of humor too.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, absolutely.

Speaker 3:

Love it.

Speaker 1:

Okay.

Speaker 3:

I guess we'll go through some of the list.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, we'll go through some of them. I think some of them will be able to be like oh yeah, that's similar to number one, but number two is a bit different, and it's that it's a stress reliever. Yeah, we know that it's laughter creates dopamine. Isn't it Something like that? Yeah, Serotonin dopamine, serotonin, all those things.

Speaker 3:

All that stuff, all that stuff that relieves stress. All that good stuff. Parasympathetic nervous system stimulation all that good stuff.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah. Number two it's a stress reliever. You should use humor all the time, not just in your sessions. All the time. As often as is appropriate.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I mean, obviously, if you're moving through something really heavy, you may not want to make light of it, but being, I think, is discerning. You know being discerning about where you can insert it and where you can and where you can just lighten the mood a little bit if it's starting to get really heavy.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, absolutely.

Speaker 1:

All right that was good. Yeah, that one's good. Number three is enhancing creativity and problem solving. So laughter stimulates creative thinking and can help clients view their challenges from a different perspective.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, this is a good point. Similar to you know, meditation, you can activate different parts of your unconscious mind, different parts of your neurology, with laughter. And yeah, of course, laughter is going to be linked to the part of you that is creative, fun, loving. You know what is it. Right brain, all that good stuff.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Left brain, right brain, middle brain.

Speaker 1:

I don't know which brain side it is. I'm always trying to figure out what that is.

Speaker 3:

I guess right brain, yeah, yeah. So, if you know, I think one of the ways we can use this, even maybe outside of the session, is if you're feeling a stuckness or you know you're trying to solve a problem or a challenge and it's feeling like an uphill battle, maybe take a break and find some humor, you know.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Have a little, have a little watch of what's a good funny TV show right now. I don't even know.

Speaker 1:

Seinfelds, seinfelds, wow.

Speaker 3:

Just watch some.

Speaker 1:

Seinfeld reruns.

Speaker 3:

Seinfeld reruns, or yeah, or whatever you know, whatever you find.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, whatever you find, Benny.

Speaker 1:

Or just go on TikTok and look at Catmines or something. Catmines yeah, definitely, yeah, find the humor yeah find the humor, but it's, I think, also too, if, like, you're going through a rough time or you're having a bad day, like where can you find the humor in whatever you're going through in that moment too?

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

You know what I mean To shift your perspective. So this isn't like related to like a coaching session, but many years ago I was at IKEA with my kids and at the time I think they were like four and six and it was a disaster. Like I just had to go and pick up a few things. I lost them twice, got called on the PA system once to retrieve my children, then got down to you know that area where you pick up everything the kids were running around with like a shopping cart and Liam, my youngest, hit his mouth on the cart and knocked his tooth out and then he's crying and his blood everywhere and I had to go to the back. It was just like it was just a comedy of errors and in that moment I could have either totally had to melt down and freaked out or I could find the humor and what was happening and I decided just to find the humor and you know that helped turn everything around, because it totally could have ruined my. It was a terrible day and a day that I will always remember. But now in that moment I laughed at it and today I still laugh at it, because it was just absurd what was happening for me that day.

Speaker 2:

There you go Cool.

Speaker 1:

So if you're having a client session and they're really going through a rough time, like how can you find the humor? And like what's happening for you right now?

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, there you go. Another great reason, okay, another great way or reason that humor is good to build into your coaching processes, sessions, whatever. Teach it to your clients. Number four is building resilience. Building resilience, yeah, I can tell you I've been in some situations that really, you know, tested my resilience and my mind goes to, you know, military basic training, having a sense of humor about things and being willing to kind of find humor in some pretty serious or stressful situations can be a literal lifesaver. Literal lifesaver. So for sure, yeah, we want to build resilience. And Bannler, you know, one of the co-creators of NLP, famously would work laughter and humor and you know similar themes into most of the work that he did and does yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it creates this feeling of safety, almost like when someone, when you're with someone and you're going through a difficult time and they can see the humor in it and they bring that up. Like it really does create this feeling of safety, like it's going to be okay because this person's laughing about it, and so that gives me permission to laugh about it too.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Or find the silver lining or you know like see the absurdity and what is happening right now and just get over it, whereas if you're with someone in that moment who's so serious about it, then you're naturally going to feel really serious about it too.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah, that's true, that's true, very true.

Speaker 1:

All right. So next one is oh well, this is kind of similar to the stress relief one, but it increases your motivation, increases engagement, because it's increasing your dopamine release. So it's increasing that feeling of pleasure and feeling good and rewarding and happy. And when you're in that state of joy and lightness and harmony, I guess then that allows you to be more engaged and be more locked in to whatever you're going through and just overall enjoying the session too and wanting to be there and do the work.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yep.

Speaker 1:

Because then it feels light and easy, Whereas if it's always so serious, all the time you're just like oh my God, I don't know if I have the energy to go into this right now.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

I like what they say.

Speaker 3:

It increases, or that the list says it increases engagement. It really does. There's a lot of humor that's just organically injected into the content that I put out. There's not so much a lot of. I don't post a lot of memes or real intentional pieces of humor, but every now and then I do. The other day I don't know if you saw this I took a screenshot from a scene from the office.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, I saw that yeah.

Speaker 3:

And it's Jim, one of the main characters, and I changed it so he has a beard and is wearing a green sweater, because I have a beard and I almost always am wearing a green shirt. And I made this little post and it was an intentional attempt at humor. People loved it, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Spike and engagement Boom, that's great, yeah, boom, well, and I think too it's also different because, like I was kind of saying at the beginning, it's just like when you get started you may think you have to be really serious for people to take you seriously too yeah, you know what I mean or like really professional or really polished. But I think it's the opposite. Sometimes, like if you can have fun and laugh about things and make jokes, then it makes you look more human and gives you, you know, gives the people watching permission to have fun and be silly.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, okay.

Speaker 1:

So next one is breaking patterns and shifting perspectives. Laughter can disrupt negative thought patterns and help clients see their challenge in a new light. I don't know if I've already talked about that but it's like a pattern, interrupt right when you may be going down like the serious route and then all of a sudden you have or sometimes like have you ever been in this situation where it's like there's a lot of tension and then one person like says something and then you start laughing and then the other person starts laughing and then you're just like rolling on the floor laughing and you don't really even know why. But it's just like this release of like end up energy or frustration.

Speaker 3:

No, never been in that situation. Can't relate. Hey Alana, check this out. Why did the frog take the bus to work?

Speaker 1:

I don't know.

Speaker 3:

Because his car got towed away.

Speaker 1:

That's a good one.

Speaker 3:

It's a joke because we're talking about humor.

Speaker 1:

Yes, I know I got it Topical. Well, you know what's funny is? I just edited and put up our sixth YouTube video and it was funny motivational quotes.

Speaker 3:

I totally forgot about this episode, but editing- to put it on YouTube, the one where we discovered that there are literally no funny motivational quotes.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Yes, quite the roller coaster.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and then at the end you have to listen to the end of the episode because at the end we discover that it's an anti-joke. We're like, oh, maybe it's an anti-joke list, and then you find all these anti-jokes and I realize that my favorite type of humor is actually anti-jokes.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I was laughing so hard. It's actually our most popular episode too. Yeah, and it's actually terrible. It's inter-territorial. The episode is terrible. No, it's not. It's great, it's good, but it's not terrible. Because it's funny to watch and maybe that's why it's our most popular, or it's funny to listen to, but there are no tips or anything like that in that episode whatsoever. We're literally just reading really bad quotes that are not funny and then commenting on them, and that's it. Anyway, you can go find that on our YouTube channel, yeah, it's the most recent episode.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, go check it out.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, anyway, I don't know why I brought that up, but there was a reason.

Speaker 3:

I don't know. Funny because it's funny. Oh, because you said that joke.

Speaker 1:

You said the joke and that's what made me think of it the toad joke. Okay, let's keep going with this list. Number seven or did you want to add anything about breaking patterns? No, okay, building a positive and supportive environment. Number seven We've already touched on this. This list is repetitive, but it creates this very human connection between the coach and the client.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, definitely yeah.

Speaker 1:

And a camaraderie, a friendliness, a connection.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, yeah, does all that? Yeah, of course, yeah, like I said at number one, what we said to build rapport, that should have been number 10, but built rapport yeah, okay.

Speaker 1:

Number eight encourage self-reflection and introspection.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, it certainly can, certainly can.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, kind of like what we were talking about. Can you see? Like a question you could ask is can you see the humor in what you're going here right now?

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Right yeah, Can you see the humor in this situation? Can you look at it? Can you zoom out for a second and see the absurdity? Or see like, in 10 years from now are you just going to be laughing at what's going on?

Speaker 3:

Yeah, let me ask you something. If we had a cow that was very, very small, do you think it would produce condensed milk?

Speaker 1:

That's a good one. That's a good one. I like it.

Speaker 3:

I know why ghosts are really bad at lying.

Speaker 1:

Because they ghost everyone.

Speaker 3:

No, because you can see right through them.

Speaker 1:

Those are good.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I like that, thanks.

Speaker 1:

You're going to save those for the jokesters in the speakers mastery. What is it called again? Social Mastery?

Speaker 3:

Engage speaking mastery? Yeah, my, which is one of the benefits of being in my engage mastermind. Yeah yeah, we have a speaking mastery meeting every week where you get to practice your public speaking and communication skills and people are loving it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it's really fun. I'm in it. I love it. I was the jokester a couple of weeks ago.

Speaker 3:

You are the jokester. All right, Number. I don't know when are we now? Eight Nine.

Speaker 1:

Nine, number nine Boost energy. This is a this is another repeat Boost energy and enthusiasm. Laughter releases endorphins which can increase your energy levels and excitement. This one is cool because like a client could get on a call with you feeling really heavy and really tense and like feeling like life is happening and like you know, not really knowing. And if you're the type of coach who can infuse that energy and that laughter and you know that creativity and get them laughing and thinking about things from a different perspective, they're going to leave that call feeling amazing.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Feeling, you know, with like increased energy level and excitement and enjoyment, and this is what hypnosis does for you too, like I know we're talking about like coaching, but like adding hypnosis to your sessions. A client can? I just had a client like yesterday. She came in just you know, in one sort of state of mind and then left just like floating and she's like I didn't want to come out, I didn't want this to end, right, so it's just like it's such a powerful shift.

Speaker 3:

Absolutely yeah, Very true, Very true. Yeah. Enthusiasm energy definitely like. The more you're activating pleasant and positive emotions in your body, the more energy you're going to have. So laughter obviously connected.

Speaker 1:

Well, and also using like high frequency words too.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, Like boom Bastic.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Doesn't get higher frequency than that, or what else? What are some other high frequency words? Chocolate?

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Uh, champagne, champagne.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I can't think of any right now. Dazzling.

Speaker 3:

Bedazzled.

Speaker 1:

Bedazzled yeah.

Speaker 3:

Bedazzled.

Speaker 2:

Cool.

Speaker 1:

Cool yeah, just keep up with those high frequency words.

Speaker 3:

Millionaire, trillionaire. Number 10. Last is promoting overall well-being. Laughter has numerous physical and mental health benefits, corporate and humor and decoaching, et cetera, et cetera. Yeah, there's a thing called laughter yoga.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, there is.

Speaker 3:

Laughter yoga.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, Were you just like laugh. Actually, last year when I went on my, I went on a retreat in Mexico and there was another group in our resort who was doing yoga and all that stuff and they were doing laughter yoga and it was hilarious, Like we'd walk by their like their little hut where they were doing their practices and they would just be sitting in a circle all laughing at each other and they, you start off. Have you ever done it before?

Speaker 3:

No, and I don't think I ever would. It sounds awful to me, but God bless you people if you're into that and you get value from it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, like you just literally sit in a circle and you start just laughing like ha, ha, ha, and then it just like explodes into 10 minutes of laughter.

Speaker 3:

Don't get me wrong people. I don't think there's anything wrong with it. I think that's great, I think it's excellent. I think I'm sure it works Not for me. You can add that to the list along with ecstatic dance and scream therapy and all these other things that work and work great and people get tremendous value from them that are not for Ryan Montes. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

That's okay. Yeah, I've never done it either.

Speaker 3:

I don't want to offend anybody because this may sound. Flip it. This may sound like I'm being sarcastic. I'm really not. I think those modalities are great, they're just not.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, there's not for you, they're not for everybody. Yeah, there's like lots of things that I'm not into as well, laughter yoga and being one of them. I don't know if I would go and do it. I found it amusing walking by the people doing it. But yeah. I mean, I'll try. I'll try probably anything one time, but okay, number 10. Promoting overall. Oh, did you already say this? I feel like you did. I said that one yeah, we're done, we're done, we're done, it's time to pack up.

Speaker 3:

Grab your lunch pail at home.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and there is a note here too that just says you should always be respectful and appropriate when it comes to approaching humor. Yeah, so you know, and you, it's also a gauge too, because some people are not ready for the humor, so you have to like, feel them out a little bit and be like is could I be a little bit more funny this time, or a little bit more chill this time?

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

I mean that one's common sense.

Speaker 2:

It, is it? I don't know.

Speaker 1:

Some people don't have that common sense, Like some people are cracking jokes all the time and it's just like not the time, not the time.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, I guess, I guess, but are we really going to change? Like, if that's who they are, are we really going to change them with our little warning here at the tail end of this episode? Be nice to people you know be kind.

Speaker 1:

Maybe Maybe yeah. So when you think about being at church as a kid and whenever my dad would come to church like he would always just make me laugh because he wasn't like into going to church.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

And I would just get like the stare down from my mom, like we don't laugh in church.

Speaker 3:

I feel like if I ran a church I would encourage laughter in general happiness.

Speaker 1:

I mean, I think now things are a bit more chill at church. But you know, back in 1985, this was you know, you don't laugh when you're at church.

Speaker 3:

No they'll shout, not laugh.

Speaker 1:

But now things are way more like chill and relax and like I don't think, I think people were genes to church, like it's a totally different thing now.

Speaker 3:

But you know what, though? To be fair churches, you know and I am associated with a religion I was baptized Catholic Churches do, during sermons and masses, cover some like heavy duty topics. Sometimes they're talking about like very important, very, you know pretty serious stuff. So, yeah, you know, if you got your little whippersnappers with you, you know, on them maybe laughing all the time.

Speaker 2:

So I get it, I get it yeah.

Speaker 1:

It's a respect thing, I think more than anything.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 3:

Likewise, like at a speech concert, or there's many venues where it's like you can't just be constantly laughing Cracking jokes yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, okay.

Speaker 1:

Well, that's it. That's the laughter episode.

Speaker 3:

The laughter episode.

Speaker 2:

I don't know if we can call it the laughter episode.

Speaker 3:

We could call it the importance of laughter and humor episode.

Speaker 1:

Okay.

Speaker 3:

I don't think we packed in enough laughs to call it the laughter episode.

Speaker 1:

Okay, well, maybe next. You know what?

Speaker 3:

though eff it, We'll call it the laughter episode.

Speaker 1:

No, I don't want to call it. I'm not going to call it the laughter episode.

Speaker 3:

You just did. Well, I just did. You just referred to it.

Speaker 2:

I was like a see you later.

Speaker 1:

This was the laughter episode. All right when we talked about laughing. Yeah, you talked.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, we talked about all kinds of things.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and there's a couple of good jokes in there for you folks.

Speaker 1:

Few. Yeah, a few good ones. That condensed milk one, I like it. I'm keeping that in my repertoire.

Speaker 3:

Found it on Facebook. All of those jokes were from Facebook.

Speaker 1:

Awesome.

Speaker 3:

Shout out to my friend Barbara. There's also an L P trainer and coach. She's always posting little jokes like that, so when we started this episode, I literally just went over to her Facebook profile. It was just like she just curates jokes.

Speaker 2:

That's a good idea.

Speaker 1:

That's a good idea for content. Actually, the joke curator.

Speaker 3:

For sure, just joke curator, that's a guess. That is exactly what she does.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I like that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

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Speaker 1:

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Speaker 3:

Cool, there we go. That's it All right, that's it Okay, bye, bye.

Speaker 2:

Bye.

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