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Episode Info: Terry Smith: Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it by John Maxwell. I'm Terry Smith, and I'm a Tri-Cities Influencer. Paul Casey: Then when you're faced with a situation you're tempted to cower you're going to summon the courageous version of yourself, and then you'll say, "What would the courageous version of me do in this situation?" Put that on your whiteboard. Intro: Raising the water level of leadership in the tri-cities of Eastern Washington. It's a Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast. Welcome to the Tri-Cities Influencer Podcast where Paul Casey interviews local leaders like CEOs, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit executives to hear how they lead themselves and their teams so we can all benefit from their experiences. Here's your host, Paul Casey of Growing Forward Services coaching and equipping individuals and teams to spark breakthrough success. Paul Casey: Thanks for joining me for today's episode with Paul Drake. He is the station and operations manager at Townsquare Media. And I usually ask for something quirky or funny. Paul, I'm just going to let you tell this story because it's so funny. Paul Drake: First, thanks for having me today. This is great. I'm honored to be here. I was a little hesitant on whether I should share this story or not, but I had just turned 40 years old. This was about 14 years ago, giving away my age. And I was going through a difficult time in my life emotionally with family and work everything, just wasn't doing so well. And a longtime friend of mine, lifelong friend, invited me down to LA to visit. And we were walking around Hollywood Boulevard and went into this curiosity trinket shop. And he told me he says, "You're taking yourself way to seriously, way to seriously. You need to lighten up." He bought me a fart machine. And at first I was real hesitant, right, but all I can say is it's brought me more joy and laughter when friends and family come over to the house now it's a running joke. And I get my sister every time. It's brought a lot of joy. Paul Casey: That's one of the best ones we've ever had on this show. Well before we check in with Paul let's also check in with our Tri-City Influencer sponsors. Neal Taylor: Hi, my name is Neal Taylor. I am the managing attorney for Gravis Law Commercial Transactions team. I have Josh Bam with me. Josh Bam: Hi, I'm Josh Bam. I'm one of the attorneys with the commercial transactions team, which has been growing very rapidly because a lot of the clients really appreciate the really reliable services we provide at extreme value. For example we provide really business savvy legal services by paying special attention to our client's current situation and long and short term goals and the best legal plan to get them to where they want to be. Neal Taylor: We provide an initial consultation for $100. And then we produce a business and legal plan with your goals on top and legal costs through a thin schmear of your benefits. And if we can't deliver on t...

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