1. Laughing Matters: Unleashing Joy with Paul Osincup, Episode #173 Larry Sprung, Mitlin Financial, Paul Osincup 33:07

After more than a decade of researching humor—and applying it in his own life—Paul Osincup realized it was powerful. Paul became interested in the use of humor to influence, lead, decrease stress, and boost Resilience. 

There’s a lot written about how good humor is for us. There are so many ways to apply the principles of comedy with positive psychology and neuroscience. But no one tells you how to develop your sense of humor. No one tells you that you can rewire your brain to see the humor in life. 

That’s why Paul is on a global mission for workplace happiness that has provided him the opportunity to work with hundreds of organizations including Google, The U.S. Army, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Leadership. 

Listen in for some great takeaways about how humor and laughter can help your company meet and exceed its business goals.

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…

  • Learn all about Paul Osincup [2:44]
  • What is a Humor Strategist? [5:20]
  • Injecting humor into presentations [9:09]
  • Why “Leading with laughter” is critical [11:08]
  • How to balance being credible and comical [12:40]
  • Why you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously [14:53] 
  • Grab a copy of “Financial Planning Made Personal” [18:04] 
  • What are the benefits of laughter? [18:46] 
  • Why Paul wrote “The Humor Habit” [21:31] 
  • How to implement humor in your life [23:10] 
  • Life is too important to take seriously [25:14]
  • What Paul did today that put him in the mindset for success [28:51]

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Lawrence “Larry” Sprung, CFP® is a husband, father, entrepreneur and mental health advocate.

Larry is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book “Financial Planning Made Personal” and the also host of the Mitlin Money Mindset™ a podcast that reminds you to ask yourself “What did you do today that brought you joy?®”

In 2004 he founded Mitlin Financial, Inc. naming the firm memory of Larry’s wife’s grandfather, Mitchell, and his mother, Linda. During his career, Larry has found that a lot of industry terms and concepts can seem confusing to outsiders. That’s why he works with the families he serves to break down complex financial topics into easy-to-understand concepts.

In recognition of Larry’s significant contributions to his profession, he has received quite a few awards. In 2021, Larry was named to the Investopedia 100 Top Advisors in 2021 and was even more humbled to make their Top Ten list for 2022.

Outside the office, one of Larry’s greatest passions is raising awareness for mental health. He spent over 12 years serving on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and sits on its financial and investment committees. With his wife, Denise, he has raised more than $1.7 million for the organization through the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. The fund was created in memory of his brother-in-law.

Larry values his family tremendously and his desire to do right by his wife and two sons drives who he is in and out of the office.