063: Scott Friedman

Chief Celebration Officer, Scott Friedman believes that if you’re too busy to celebrate, you’re too busy. According to Scott, celebration is acknowledging all that is good. The good work that you do, the people that you do it with, the people that you do it for, when your to-do list becomes your done list, and all the little and big milestones along the way. If you want to be far more successful and enjoy the journey a whole lot more, then tune in for an insightful conversation with Scott Friedman, a motivational humorist and customer experience expert. Stick around until the end for The Mindfluence Success Challenge of the week on celebration, unselfish risk, and surprise!

Key Takeaways:

[1:38] Who is Scott Friedman?

[3:08] What are Scott’s primary duties as Chief Celebration Officer?

[4:28] Scott talks on the importance of celebration in life and in the workplace.

[6:02] Why is celebration so important?

[8:28] What strategies can we use to incorporate celebration more into our workplace?

[9:45] One of Scott’s favorite tools for incorporating celebration in the workplace – the difference between deadline and finish line. Scott shares more examples!

[13:48] Scott incorporates both structured and spontaneous methods for celebration, such as the “Jar of Awesomeness”.

[16:14] Because of cultural differences across organizations, you have to adapt the different rituals that fit the culture.

[19:28] Scott shares an awesome story on surprising his assistant on her birthday.

[22:38] Scott shares another story on when he was pleasantly surprised & about an organization that surprises their customer to create customer connection.

[25:42] A GPS navigation system expressed in terms of gratitude, play and surprise.

[26:47] What is the Sellebrate Mindset?

[28:53] Start the day with 10 pennies in your left pocket. Scott explains.

[31:24] What is the value of having more humor in the workplace?

[34:18] One of Scott’s rituals is a re-gifting party. He explains how this ritual creates a lot of laughter and comradery in the workplace.

[36:25] How to get in touch with Scott.

[37:19] Mindfluence success challenge: Celebrate more often, take more unselfish risk, and surprise the people around you.

[38:41] Check out the new 360 degree business diagnosis & liberation blueprint program and go to meetme.so/mindfluencerevolution to connect with Dr. Norton on a free strategy call.

Mentioned in This Episode:


The Mindfluence YOUniverse




Friedman & Associates

Together We Can Change the World

Books by Scott Friedman

  • – Celebrate: Lessons Learned from the World’s Most Admired Organizations
  • – Using Humor for a Change
  • – A Celebration a Day! 365 Ways to a Happier, Healthier Workplace



“When you’re having more fun, you’re actually more productive.”

“If you’re too busy to celebrate, you’re too busy.”

“Have a ‘positive party’ funded by negative people.”

“It’s not happiness that makes us grateful but gratefulness that makes us happy.”

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