Guest: Craig Shoemaker
“I would say laughter is the best medicine. But it’s more than that. It’s an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids.” – Stephen Colbert
A sense of humor is cited as one of the top desirable traits in a mate. Comedic videos consistently rank in the top 5 most viewed categories on YouTube. Done correctly, peppering humor into public speaking can be the ultimate tool to engage your audience and enhance your message. Often, the best relationships develop with people you share laughter with.
The list of physical, mental, and social benefits of laughing is virtually endless. Laughter is the ultimate organic source of joy and fun.
It’s easy to bury fun beneath the rubble of life and business, especially during stressful times. Brad relates an experience he had putting together an event with a megastar lineup of speakers and industry leaders. He discusses how humor could’ve and should’ve played a role in the process. It’s the same reason hospitals offer laughter therapy to chronically ill patients — it makes us feel better. Laughter heals.
The Face Your Dragon podcast opens up the concept that what you are most afraid of and most resisting are the very things that will set you free.
Alignment Through Laughter
Craig Shoemaker believes in the absolute power of laughter and this episode will make a believer out of you too. Through laughter, he found purpose and intense determination to bridge the gap between spirituality and comedy with his message. Craig is transparent and genuine as he uses levity to share his story of facing his dragons, finding spiritual alignment, and inspiring personal transformation.
“I kept seeing all these indications of stand up comedy not being about me anymore. It’s about something bigger than me.“ – CS
Comedian Craig Shoemaker is author of the best-selling book “Love Master’d”, has performed stand-up comedy for four U.S. Presidents, acted on Broadway, and has had several successful TV stand-up specials and co-starring roles in feature films and television.
“It’s one or the other, you’re either in fear or you’re in faith and to be in absolute faith takes a hell of a practice, it’s like if you don’t do your laughter lunges or serenity squats. You have to be spiritually fit to have that confidence to bring out your natural abilities because we all have them anyway.” – CS
- The dragon that inspired the “Lovemaster”
- Craig’s acronym for LAUGH
- Why Laughter Heals really does
- How loving what you do can be a double-edged sword
- The importance of spiritual alignment in a relationship
- Craig’s idol Andy Griffith and his “Matlock” past
- Why you should laugh at your failures and step out of line
- The division between the spiritual and comedy communities
- How “Love Master’d” helps you face your dragon
- The bitter and sweet of the passing of Brad’s father
- Breaking free of life’s confinements
- How levity can heal all wounds
- The physical, mental, and social benefits of laughter
- How you can put more “ha-ha” moments into your life
- The mantra Craig never wants you to forget
- Episode Benefits:
Dive into consciousness via laughter with Craig and Brad as they rotate between spirituality, transformation, and straight up comedy — a formula that makes this episode insightful, inspiring, and healing. To experience the power of laughter, just hit play.
Listen in as this episode illuminates the path to awareness and provides valuable guidance on how to find, face, and ride your dragon.
Here’s the thing.
1 of the 5 dragons is chaining you down from taking the leap and breaking free.
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