Find Your Funny

When you want to be more of something, go to the pros – that’s what I did when I wanted to add a little more ‘funny’ to my everyday life and work.  Dan Licoppe is the author of the recently published book, Unleash your Inner Comedian.

Dan insists that we have all been funny at one time or another, we have all made someone else laugh and we have all felt the healing effects of easing up tough situations.  He wonders out loud if many of us are suppressing our natural sense of humour. Are you?  We may do this sub-consciously or consciously  for fear of looking unprofessional, fear of being judged, fear of offending.  In his book, he outlines many coaching tools to help you find your funny.  His book would be especially useful if you have to do any presentations in your work and would like to have people stay awake throughout the entire presentation! Dan also offers stand-up comedy workshops and classes. Check out for more information.

As a professional comedian Dan has learned through the school of hard knocks that stepping up and stepping out to be funny is as tough a job as there is, but as I listened to him speak the qualities I heard him talk about; persistence, boldness, not getting hung up on feedback, calculated risk taking, following your heart – were all characteristics that resonate when you are building success in anything else you do in life.

Also, this week on Your Life, Unlimited Radio on, I also spoke with Andrea Richardson-Lipon who is part of a cycling group for women called the Velodonnas.  Sounds like a blast to me so if you are in Winnipeg and are interested in making some new Bike Budd-ettes, check out the cool events they have coming up this spring and summer. All ages and levels are welcome and as Andrea says – no one gets left behind.

If there already the type of group you are looking for in your community, then start asking around and start one of your own for comedy, for biking or for ….

You can listen to our April 19, 2013 CJOB radio interview here as  a podcast:

Best,  Steph  🙂

Stephanie Staples is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. She empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.  You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at


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