Apr 15, 2021
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Known as a comedic thought leader, Michael Jr. brings laughter
and encouragement to audiences all over the world. Using comedy and
dynamic storytelling, he inspires audiences to discover and
activate their purpose. This unique skill set has landed him on
stages like The Tonight Show on NBC, Tedx Talks, and Jimmy Kimmel
Live. His mission to make laughter commonplace in uncommon places
means that he also seeks opportunities to share his gifts with
those in homeless shelters and prisons. You can find him in Sony
Pictures' feature film War Room, as well as starring roles in
Selfie Dad, Laughing On Purpose and More Than Funny.
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- 4:45 - "I have five kids and I have...five extra
kids. And what I mean by that is there's a there's being a dad and
there's also being a dad like one, because around us there's always
some kids who don't have a father figure in their life at
- 5:55 - "The greatest name I've ever been called is DAD...I just
I think there's a lot of guys who are missing out on some great
opportunities in life... the cool part is, is even where our dads
lack, God completely picks up plus some..."
- 7:39 -
Funny How Life Works book
- 9:36 - "There's going to be times where things seem
rough. You don't know what to do as a dad. You're struggling. But
just the fact that you're there, just the fact that you're present
is awesome. But in those times when things are getting hard, the
key thing to do is to be still and listen to the Father's voice
because he is talking to you. And what he wants you to know is that
he's right here. He loves you. All you have to do is open your
- 11:17 - "Correct but don't reject."
- 12:43 - "Telling his kids after discipline:
"I just do not like disciplining you. But it is a requirement.
It's what I'm called to do. Otherwise you won't be prepared for
when life tries to discipline you."
- 16:14- Addressing the "hecklers" in our lives - often our own
negative self-talk. "You have to address the
heckler and use scripture to chase the heckler away."
- 17:05 - On stepping out of being amatuer as a dad. The oldest
dad in the world gave you this assignment, which means you must be
ready for it....He is the greatest dad ever. And he looked at you
and said, you know what? You're ready.
- 17:43 - The impact of his dad apologizing to him. "I remember
him apologizing to me and I and I don't know if he was human before
that. Like that's when he was most human when he apologized...
- 18:11 - Tips for having important, hard conversations with your
- 20:12 - Quote from Funny How Life Works: "Looking
back, I now realize that many of the things I resented or found
annoying about my earthly father are the very things that allowed
me to open the gifts my Heavenly Father had deposited in
- 23:46 - "So you're going to make some sort of mistakes. But
fellas, I want you to know for sure you are absolutely dadAWESOME,
because I got an awesome dad and I know I'm going to be an awesome
dad because I'm a give it my all. Even if we're going the wrong
way, I'm going the wrong way all the way, because I'm doing it
because I love my kids and they're going to know that."
- 24:55 - The way comedy works is there's a set up
and there's a punchline. Right? The setup is when a comedian makes
you think in one direction. What a punch line is when you change
that direction in a way you're not expecting. The results are
revelation, fulfillment and joy expressed through laughter. In
life, it's the same way.
- 33:49 - So by all means, look for those opportunities to speak
into somebody's life. That base that you got. You got that base for
a reason. Some kids need to hear that coming from five feet above
them, or a foot above them. Or eye to eye contact or maybe even
looking up to them. Just speak into their life.