Stand Tall & Own It

Episode 119 - Through The Lens of Comedy, with Merit Kahn

February 06, 2023 Andrea Johnson
Stand Tall & Own It
Episode 119 - Through The Lens of Comedy, with Merit Kahn
Show Notes

Merit Kahn is the CEO of SELLect Sales Development, author of Myth Shift: Challenging The Truths That Sabotage Success, co-host of The Smarter Sales Show podcast. She is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Certified Speaking Professional. Merit is also a stand-up comedian.  She uses her comedy in her business adding even more success in helping others reflect and laugh. Because life should be filled with laughter at work and at play. Since 1998, Merit has worked with salespeople, entrepreneurs, professionals and sales teams teaching them how to stop selling and start getting SELLected by their ideal clients. 

Merit’s Leadership Principle: 

Open minds close deals. Be open. It makes all the difference.


Habits or “Repeaters” to help with productivity

  1. First thing in the morning, spend 15 minutes writing each day - get everything out of your brain.
  2. Highlight 3 things you accomplished at the end of each day and 3 you intend for the next day.
  3. Keep track of things that happen - this is fuel for the comedy.

Interested in developing your own comedy, or just not take yourself so seriously?

  1. Be prepared. You need to look at life through a whole new lens.
  2. Be observant. What upsets you? That’s usually where the funny stuff is.
  3. Ask questions. Dig down to what’s at the heart of your own issues. 
  4. Go experience comedy in person - it’s one of the best ways to learn how to laugh at yourself.

Where to find Merit:
Website:  Merit Kahn – Merit Kahn
Facebook: Merit Kahn, CSP
LinkedIn: Merit Kahn
Podcast:  Podcast Freebie – Merit Kahn
Instagram: @meritkahn


Complementary Resources:
What Is Intentional Optimism?
Andrea’s Favorite Planning & Productivity Tools


Become an Intentional Optimist!
All my links
Health & Wellness: Plexus


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