Stress causes 80% of illness, so why not create a space that’s engaging, disarming, and fun? The show’s guest today is CEO and founder of Hot Red Carpet, Erin Brown, who just recently saw success by taking her comedy online! Erin shares with Baeth Davis how her 20 years of comedy experience helps her understand the need for people to connect, feel valued, and be uplifted. Join in the conversation and discover how you can SUPERCHARGE every experience with the HOT RED CARPET MENTALITY! The Hot Red Carpet Mentality empowers you to show up as your best self no matter what. Don’t miss this fun-filled episode!
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Laughter is the Universal Language With Projector Erin Brown
It’s very important to see individuals on purpose, listen to people on purpose, surround yourself with people who are designed correctly because it helps you live correctly. There’s nothing more important than to live your design, be in your purpose and experience the fulfillment that comes from that. What we do on this show, this may be your tenth time reading or your first time reading, is we meet our incredible guests. We go on a little journey with them and then we have a look at their human design. I always ask them a question about what they’d like to look at in their design and then we explore it. Here we go.
Our guest is a projector. Mostly I end up interviewing manifesting generators and generators because that’s most of the population. Seventy percent of humanity is either a generator or a manifesting generator. Projectors make up 21% of the population. Our guest is a wonderful woman named Erin Brown. She has several years of comedy experience as a host, a writer, a comic, and actress. She appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Lifetime’s My Crazy Ex, Fox News’ Good Day New York, paired with her time working in the corporate world. She is the CEO of Hot Red Carpet. She understands the need for people to connect, feel valued, play, and be uplifted.
Whether it’s a Zoom meeting, virtual happy hour, personal celebration, or live conference that’s now remote, Erin supercharges every experience with Hot Red Carpet mentality, creating a space that’s engaging, disarming, and fun. A Hot Red Carpet mentality empowers you to show up as your best self no matter what. Since stress causes 80% of illness, all of Erin’s work centers on increasing the levity of any occasion adding value that feels good. Erin and I are going to talk about her comedy career, her creative process, and how she’s leveraging her comedic skills into other realms in this big online space that has expanded so much over the past years. With that, let’s bring on our wonderful guest, Ms. Erin Brown. Welcome to the show.
There are certain things that are out of your control. Do everything in your power to try to get yourself out there.
Starting off with a bang.
How are you?
I’m so good. I’m happy to be here. Thanks for inviting me.
You’re welcome. Projectors need to be invited. When did you first realize that you could make people laugh?
I grew up in a big family, youngest of five kids, Irish Catholic. There are a lot of funny people in my immediate family and also my extended family. There are always zingers going back and forth. Apparently, when I was three years old, I was impersonating Jimmy Carter. My aunt tells me this story. I remember it but I don’t know if I remember her telling the story more. He was on screen. I turned around to them and did a huge smile. I was imitating the guy on screen. I was a natural mimic. I was Jimmy Carter for Halloween.
My brother made me be that in kindergarten. Everyone was cute princesses and fairies. I was a politician. My other memory that I clearly remember being in first grade in reading group, I was smart, but I was always talking. I leaned over to the kid next to me and I was like, “Did you know people are dying to get into the graveyard?” I thought that was hilarious. I remember I saw my teacher crack up and have to hide. She didn’t want to show me that she was laughing. I always knew I could get people to laugh from a very early age.
When did you decide you wanted to leverage that into your work?
I thought that for my whole life since I was a kid. It might be because there was a big age gap between my siblings and me. They were watching Saturday Night Live. Johnny Carson, my dad watched every night. I grew up in a house of night owls. I joked that don’t call us at 8:00 in the morning but ring the bell at midnight. My mom’s ironing and putting on a pot of coffee. She’s about to go to the supermarket. Not that I never went to bed but it was a fight. I was into late-night television. On the weekends, I remember there was a show at 11:00 that was stand-up comedy live. I used to watch that. I would think I want to do that. I always since I was a kid. I did have a teacher, Ms. Di Nunzio. She was a fantastic teacher. I still keep in touch with her. She taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade.
I went to a Catholic grammar school. She taught English and Religion. She was a character in herself. She was a former nun. They called her sarge. I wasn’t afraid of her, because by the time I got to her again, I had heard all the stories filtered down in my household. She was ahead of her time because every Thursday, we had to do something called oral presentation. It started out in sixth grade as a poem. You had to memorize or certain things you had to orate. By eighth grade, we were making up sketches, commercials. We had to do a 3 to 5-minute speech.
Believe it or not, I did Shakespeare. I did Mark Antony for the oratorical contest. It was always instilled in me. I had it naturally. For a kid like me, that was amazing. For someone who was a wallflower, they were freaking out. To her credit, by eighth grade, they were able to talk with confidence for five minutes in front of a large crowd. Any opportunity like that, I would stay up late doing that stuff. I made films, JVC mini-camera. It was the best day of my life when my dad brought that home. I always was on that trajectory. In my mind and my gut, I was like, “I want to do comedy.”
Tell us about your experience on Last Comic Standing. How was that for you?
It’s very brief. I went through the audition process and then I got invited to do the showcase. Truly, that’s how I got on the show. I used to do an impression of Renee Zellweger before she completely changed her face. That was it. I didn’t make the cut where I was on it for weeks. It was cool. It was a neat experience. It was high stakes. It was nerve wracking. Reality TV is a weird world.
Did you have a comedy dream? If so, what was it? Has it morphed or shifted to where you are now? How has that, in a sense, vision for your career morphed over time?
I always thought SNL. I went to The Groundlings here in Los Angeles. Before that, I did improv comedy in New York. I thought that was it. After I did stand-up for a while, it wasn’t the thing that got me up in the morning. I preferred sketch comedy. I’m more of a sketch artist. Whenever I do my act outs, tell stories and do the characters, that’s what I always got the response because I was a mimic. That was it. I could mimic things and make up characters. Groundlings is an incredible program to teach you how to do that. It’s so great. No matter what you’re doing, I recommend improv comedy.
Here’s the thing. I have very few, if any, regrets in my life and in my career. I went for everything that I wanted to. I didn’t necessarily get the results. There are certain things that are out of your control. I did everything in my power that I was aware of to try to get myself there. Writing shows, performing shows, auditioning, doing voiceovers. I got work here and there. I had my web series. Showbiz is a hustle. There are still dreams inside me. I’ve just let go of certain things because it was no fun anymore. I wasn’t thriving in my life because it was this constant hustle. I was married to this thing. It was good for a while until it wasn’t.
Share with us what you’re doing now. I think what you’re doing now is fun, innovative and useful.
Thank you. I appreciate that. The other stuff I talked about, it’s been a journey to get to that point and to even talk about that. I know in my soul, I don’t say this from any kind of ego, I have all the talent in the world, all the skill to do that show or to be in that business. Apparently, the universe has a different trajectory for me. There are things I couldn’t watch. It’s very freeing to know, “I’m going to take these same skills that I have. What I’m doing is empowering.” Many years ago, before there was a term as YouTube star, I put up a video on YouTube called Hot on the Red Carpet, where I poked fun at Hollywood red carpet.
There were so many award shows going on. There were so many shows about those shows. There were so many shows about the shows that were about the shows. I’m like, “This is crazy.” I took a red bathmat and went to Hollywood Boulevard, I threw on a tacky dress and started interviewing people. I had a cameraman. I didn’t expect much. It was hordes of people surrounding me that wanted to be interviewed, regular “people.” Joe from Kansas and their tourists. I would pretend they were going to the Oscars. I was like, “Who are you wearing? Are you nervous?” All the same stuff. It took off. I got Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson on it about a year later. That was a thing I was doing for a while and getting to what I’m doing now, but it’s also part of it.
I got invited to events to cover, which was the irony of it all because I was not a journalist. I was a smart ass. It was fun. I got jobs from it but not enough to sustain me to be in show business, to be a regular on one of the late night shows. I started doing it for private events. A friend asked me to do it at their wedding, which I thought was crazy and then perfect because they had 27 people in their wedding booking. I did. It was an open call for the wedding party. It was nuts. It was like, “Then and there.” I did corporate stuff. It gave this “red carpet experience” very cheeky, albeit. It gave people a little place to be interviewed, feel like a star because we are all stars truly, and got them to shine. For whatever reason, they would talk to me and then we’d make a fun video, a little 3 to 5-minute video for the people, or longer.
Standing in your power and being confident or faking it until you make it is very powerful.
That was what I was doing and then COVID happened. As I finally let go of this dream, I went into live events, the world shut down. I talked to a couple of people I had worked for. I figured, “How could I serve you?” I had pitched a game show online because we’re all on Zoom. Now, I host Survey Sayz, which is a virtual version of Family Feud. It has a couple of little spins on it. It’s super fun. I host it with a DJ Black Rabbit, Ray Brown. He’s my brother from another mother. The two of us have done it for organizations, for team bonding, for corporate, from the medical field to banking, to technology, to family. It’s been rewarding. They laugh a lot. While I’ve been hosting Survey Sayz, I also host emcee events online. It’s the same skill set. Revving them up, rubbing up the crowd, getting them excited. Everyone has a seat of excitement. I feel like I’m there to bring it out on people and hopefully have a few laughs along the way.
Lastly, Baeth Davis, I realized that people in this virtual world have trouble being on camera. In general, talking to people, I can go back to my improv that I told you about how everybody should take an improv class, par none. It should be at least an elective in the school curriculums. If nothing else, go back to Ms. Di Nunzio, it gives you all the confidence in the world, which is what we need as human beings. I don’t care if you’re a car salesman, a secretary, or a chef. Standing in your power and being confident or faking it until you make it is very powerful. I have an online course that I’m developing. I work one-on-one with people. I’m developing a course on how to have red carpet confidence on video calls.
Tell me a bit about coaching people. What kind of person comes to you for help? How do you help them?
Mostly it’s been solopreneurs or entrepreneurs who are building their businesses because so many of us are, especially in this online world. I also did a class for a salesforce. They’re in the transportation. It’s people that know they need help and they want to tap into their charisma in a way. It completely varies. It could be someone who doesn’t even want to turn their camera on in a call. That could be a win for them. It could be this one girl I’m working with who her business has gone from outside to inside. She guides a lot of different people. She’s working on her bit, her signature hello, her goodbye, her sign off. What I find is that people that work with me want the help. They want to be coached. They want to have fun. I’m not the only one out there doing coaching with the material.
I’m the only one that’s going to deliver it through this vessel. I’m sure I’m going to make it as fun as possible. If I’m not having fun, you’re not going to have fun. I don’t like to not have fun doing my thing. It’s been rewarding too. It’s gotten deeper. I tell people it’s like a tree. I’m a big Kundalini Yoga person too. I’m a weirdo in a lot of different areas in a good way. I do different improv exercises with them, it varies from person to person, to get them revved up and get them very energized. It’s like, “Take it down. Get into your body. Take some deep breaths. Get to your core and set your intention.” It’s that combination of having your feet planted on the ground and having your branches waving in the trees, so you’re all connected.
I believe that one, we’re all centered. I have to tell myself this as well because I can go ADD girl. I’m not ADD but some people think I am because I’m like spinning one million plates. I’ve learned to hone it in, take that deep breath, slow down, and get centered on what’s inside me. I can be out in the world. We do a lot of that type of work. In that internal stuff, stuff comes up as you know because you’re a coach. Your worthiness, what you want to put out into the world. It’s deeper than I thought it was going to be. It’s not stirring improv class. I’ve taught improv, which is fun. It’s a blast. There’s part of coaxing and giving them confidence, encouraging them.
The best people I’ve ever worked with improv-wise, by the way, are not actors. This one guy, he was a musician. He was doing it for complete fun. He was so free up there. It was a pleasure to watch. He would be like, “I’m a kite. I’m this. I’m that.” Versus some of the other people were all in their heads like, “Does it look good? Do I sound okay?” I’m like, “Get rid of the ego.” “I got to get the job. I got to do this right.” There is no right. It’s being present and being in the moment. All of the stuff, I’ve done it all for a long time. It’s come to this point where it does all make sense, because years ago, it didn’t.
Now it’s coming together. Who inspires you in the comic world? Are there any comedians that have been sources of inspiration for you?
The greats, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Johnny, the original SNL, Gilda. I’m mentioning all chicks because there are a lot of funny ladies out there. I love Martin Short, any of the Second City people. Catherine O’Hara, she’s my comedy crush. She’s one of the only people I got nervous in front of Hollywood. Steve Martin, anyone who’s goofy, silly and has heart. Those would be some top notch. Bill Murray. Chloe, the new girl on SNL, is awesome. She’s been there for a couple of seasons. I can’t think of her last name.
What does she look like?
She’s very pretty. She can morph into any character.
Is she blonde?
Yes. Her impersonations are spot on. She’s a Groundling. She’s funny. I don’t know who the guy is with her. There’s another guy. He’s not on SNL yet. Who knows? They must have met in The Groundlings. They do stuff together all the time on Instagram. They do funny Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. They do funny things together. There are a lot of people out there.
Would you consider most of your comedy clean? You’re more in that realm versus the shock swear word. There are all kinds of ways people approach comedy. I find all of it funny if the person is funny. I’m wondering what your thoughts are about people being funny. Do you think someone can learn to be funny?
Would you say that most comics would say that as well?
I can’t speak on behalf of all of them. You’re either funny or you’re not. You’re born with it or you’re not. I do believe most people, I hope, have a sense of humor. I believe they have the capacity in there. Everyone does like to laugh. I feel like, as a human being, you’re born with all these different seeds of emotion, fear, anger, happiness, sadness, all of it. You know how to laugh. Comedy is timing. It’s hard to teach timing. It’s natural. You can instruct someone how to deliver in a better way. It’s in the delivery or tell a joke but that’s not in their soul. They might be a good mimic like I was or am. I don’t think you can teach it. You either have it or you don’t.
How would Renee Zellweger say this?
Get rid of the ego. There is no right. It’s being present and being in the moment.
I don’t know. She would go, “Comedy completes me.” It’s all in the face with her, not the voice. You asked me something else. Maybe it will come back to me. About teaching, if people can be funny, I don’t know.
Do you think people are born with it? Can they learn it?
They’re born with it. One of the funniest guys I know is a dentist in Fort Lauderdale.
I have people in my family but I don’t know why they didn’t go into comedy. Most people could say this. Some of the funniest people we all know aren’t in the profession of comedy. They’re in some other profession. They are naturally funny. They are entertaining people all the time.
Comedy is a tough business. It’s a dirty business. It’s a dark business. Am I blue? What’s my style? I always described it as network friendly. If you’re trying to get onto a show, you’re not going to be dropping F-bombs unless maybe you’re on Netflix or something like that. I don’t tend to talk that way in person. I’m not saying I’m Ms. Perfect. I sometimes do but it’s not so much who I am. Unless it’s done in a way where it serves the comedy, then it’s fun. Blue jokes can be funny. If it’s for the shock value, I’m like, “Make me laugh. Use your mind. Use your real creativity.” Anyone can get up there and tell a dirty joke, or go right to the crassness, or like, “I was having sex with…” It takes a little bit more creativity to not always go to the lowest denominator. That’s what I wanted to say about that. Who am I? There are plenty of people making millions of dollars who do that. For me, that doesn’t work. That means I’m doing Survey Sayz and I’m cool with that.
Let’s talk a bit about you being a projector in human design. Projectors make up 21% of the population. You’re the newest human hybrid out there. Projectors are designed to guide the energy of other people by asking good questions and giving support. The way you are able to enter into opportunities correctly through an invitation, the more formal, the better. This flies in the face of how we’re culturally trained to go get it, make it happen. As you were speaking about earlier in your comedy career, make a hustle, the grind. Certainly, that works for certain people. It doesn’t work for projectors. Can you speak to what your thoughts and feelings were when you first discovered you were designed to wait to be invited into opportunities?
I was like, “What are you talking about?” I’m a pretty gregarious person. I’m not afraid to approach people. I’m outgoing. I’m an extrovert. That confused me. At first, I was befuddled by it. However, when my coach Baeth Davis, that’s you, I had told you, I’m like, “I’m so exhausted from this.” I kept calling it a hustle because then I had switched gears to writing. I’m like, “Let me get into the writers’ room.” I was turning out all these scripts. You said, “You’re exhausted because you’re not designed to do this.” I had hit a certain point in my life. I had been conditioned as a generator, which the world is. You got to do it, get out there, and go for it. You create your destiny and all that other stuff. I was all for that. It didn’t hinder me. I was getting concerned like, “I can’t do this anymore.” I’m waiting for the invitation. Once I wrapped my head around it, it’s not as difficult as it seems. It’s liberating.
Sometimes it’s testing the patience. What I get from it is there are different ways to get invited. It’s as simple as, “Would you like some feedback on that? Would you like to hear my thoughts on it?” Depending on the situation. If they say no, then no invitation, no need for me to waste my energy. That is very empowering. I had a lot of energy vampires. I’ve learned to cut them off. I was already on my way. It’s amazing how many things I was already doing naturally before. All of a sudden, there was a label for everything like human design. I was like, “I’m already doing that.” I knew I was here to uplift. I did go for it. Midlife, it’s like, “Human design explains what I’ve been doing. I’m glad I have it now versus earlier.” The waiting for the invitation, I’ve learned to understand better what it means. My first reaction was, “How am I supposed to even do anything?”
How have you found that the invitations are coming to you now?
I don’t have expectations of them. It helped me slow down even more and trust that I am being taken care of and that there is abundance in my life, in work, in relationships, and in community. All of a sudden, it will be out of nowhere, seemingly. I had a call with a girl. We didn’t know why we were talking but we felt like we should connect. She was like, “We’re going to work together at some point down the road.” The next day she was like, “I already miss you. I talked to a girl. She needs an emcee. You’re the perfect person, so I’m going to connect you to.”
I have a call with that person. Those are the little surprises like, “It is coming.” I’m still getting my footing in the business. I’m not a millionaire yet. It feels a heck of a lot more comfortable being able to trust that I don’t have to push so hard. Another customer came to me, “You worked with our company. We want to use you again.” I’m going to work with them again. I have to be aware of them and ready for them. It’s fun when they come out of nowhere. When they do come, I don’t have to say yes to all of them. I’m not a yes person anymore.
One of my other projector clients said to me that she’d been ignoring the invitations. She started to notice them when she realized she was a projector. When she said yes to the right invitations, it was leading her down this path that was so fulfilling. She was so in her head before about her agenda that she disregards lot of the invitations because they didn’t fit her mental picture. When she started opening up, she realized there were invitations all the time around her. She just wasn’t seeing them.
I do feel like I was over-committing myself all the time my whole life. Even as a kid, I was in ten sports but then running to play practice but then I had to stay up all night to do my paper. My father, my whole life was like, “Slow down.” He was right.
Your dad saw you. Are you close to your dad?
Yes. He’s in heaven now. I talked to him still all the time.
When you were growing up, was he the person you could go to for advice or did that come later?
As James Brown, yes. He’s an incredible guy, incredible provider. He was not happy though, that I was going into showbiz. There were some wonky years there. My mom was in-between. It was all about love. He was being an overprotective parent, seeing a yucky business that his kid was going into when she had all this other potential. I had to go through all of that. We did finally have a come to Jesus moment. I was in my twenties. I didn’t understand he was having a hard time with me quitting my day job in corporate America. I was like, “I’m going to go be an actress. I’m going to go do comedy.”
He’s from a whole different generation. My parents came off the boat from Ireland. He was a very successfully self-made guy. It was all his own fear and love. He’d loved me more if I was a lawyer. My mom was like, “What?” I get this letter from him. It was this beautiful letter, which I wish I still had it. It was an email. What I do remember in the letter was, “You have a lust for life.” That is totally a projector. I don’t know what he was, but he did too. I hit the jackpot with my parents. They’re great. My mom is around and she’s awesome. They’re both funny. Different senses of humor though.
As we go on the home stretch of the show, I want to pull up your chart. We’re going to look at your gate 34. We moved down into the chart. You’ve got gate 34 here. It’s from the design side. It’s in Venus. It’s the unconscious love, beauty, romance, energy, which Venus represents. This is how it shows up for you in your body. It’s a line one energy. There’s an element for you in relationships where you need a lot of creative autonomy in order for the intimacy to be successful. If someone is not supportive of this creative drive that you have, they’re not seeing you. Of all the gates off the sacral, what’s interesting is you have five gates off the sacral but it’s not defined. No projector has a defined sacral. It’s one of the things that make someone a projector.
At the heart of it, it is love.
Thirty percent of humanity doesn’t have a defined sacral. Twenty-one percent of those humans are projectors like yourself. However, you have a lot of hanging gates. You have a lot of sacral energy looking to connect, which in part is what gives you all that energy. Plus, you have a defined solar plexus and a defined root, which are motors and that give you energy. You’re technically an energy projector. When you meet people who have the other side of these gates, wherever they might have them, you get activated. The sacral gets activated, which is what would have given you all that energy, particularly living in a house with other people. Are some of your family members generators?
Probably they are if you’ll have a look.
The essence of this 34 is that it’s not a sexual energy in your Venus. It’s a creative energy. It’s the one gate off the sacral that isn’t so much interested in sexuality. The other gates have their place around sexuality but it’s about directing sexual energy into creativity. Thirty-four, this pure energy that says the words, need to become deeds. If I’m going to talk about it, I got to do it. Sometimes, gate 34 typically will follow through. If I say, I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it. This would make you devoted in a romantic sense. If you said you’re going to be there in that relationship, you would show up for it. You also have gate 29, which is the yes gate, which is the gate of devotion. People that have gate 29, they’re devoted to the things they say yes to, if they say the yes correctly. In your case, it would be saying the yes correctly to the right invitation. That devotion kicks in.
One other thing you asked me about are some of the gates you have in multiple places. You’ve got 18, 16 and gate 9. When a chart shows up with the striped situation, black and red stripes, it means that the gate is activated both on the design side, which represents your body and on the personality. If we talk about gate sixteen, you’ve got it in your South node on the design side. You also have it in the self node on the personality side. The South node is, in a sense, our past where we’ve come from. At about age 42, we move more into the frequency of the North node. Your self node was saying that you had all this verbal enthusiasm for things in the past. You were a leader in this verbal way. You were creating a lot of content to share, which is what comedy is in many ways. It’s sharing this enthusiasm with an audience.
What you’re moving into is the nine, which you have in your North node. It’s the same lines. You’re creating content the same as before but this time, you’re creating content that enables people to channel their creative energy into a focused project. The line five is leadership in this regard. You could be leading teams, guiding teams to be more focused, to unify. In a way, get a bit more still and more simple in what they’re doing. It’s interesting that the energy is shifting through your life from being in this leadership role and creating content and being in this onstage speaking role, being Ms. Enthusiasm, which is still there because it’s part of your design. This new energy coming in at this point in your life is taking that same skill for creating content and being a leader and bringing it into the realm of gate nine, which is very interested in the details and focusing in on those details and seeing things through.
It’s a completion energy versus an enthusiasm that’s verbal. It’s an energy that’s nonverbal that you’re going to talk but you’re helping these groups of people focus in. There’s more expansion coming your way. No doubt. You’re in the right realm. You’re doing Survey Sayz with teams. You’re developing your coaching practice. As that grows, I see you being hired by CEOs to advise their teams, guide their teams, which is what a projector, ultimately, is here to do. All the projectors in the world are here to guide the teams. Twenty-one percent of humanity is designed to be a leader that asks the right questions to guide the team. You all do it in different ways depending on your design.
The nine also shows up one more time on the design side.
It shows up in Neptune.
What is that about? Why so many nines?
The nine in Neptune is a feeling sense. A lot of what allows you to connect with your deepest feelings is when you’re very focused in on a project, particularly when you’re very focused in on the client. It connects you to yourself. The more that they connect with themselves, the more you connect with yourself, which is amazing. Eighteen is the gate of correction. Eighteen likes to futz about and fix things that are not perfect. The gate eighteen is fixing the crooked photo on the wall. I don’t have gate eighteen. I can see crooked photos and they can go that way for days. One day I’ll look at it and go, “I have the energy to go fix that.” I’ll walk over and adjust the photo. I don’t have gate eighteen, so I can see things that need correction. I’ll get to it when I get to it.
Someone with gate eighteen is almost like you can’t rest. If something’s out of alignment, if something isn’t perfect, if it’s not pleasing to your visual senses, you’re going to correct it. The thing you have to watch out for is being critical or giving unsolicited advice, which you’ve learned not to do as a projector because you’ll get pushback. People will ignore you, shut you down, or become defensive or bossy. If a correction is invited, you’re able to take something that’s been spoiled or is on its way to being spoiled and turn it into something positive. It’s a lovely thing. What’s interesting is your gate eighteen is in Pluto on both sides. Pluto, that planet way out on the outer edge of our solar system is representative of our deepest truth.
Your deepest truth is having the leadership as well as the system-changing tools because it’s a line 5 five and a line 6. We’re not going to worry about these other lines way down deep in the DNA, but the number right after decimal point line 5, line 6. Line five is leadership. Line six is system improvement. Eighteen is seeking to correct systems, this is in your chart, through working with groups. Your deepest truth is seeing things in a rather collective way. It’s a bit of the tribal but it’s more seeing the big picture in the world and seeing, “Wouldn’t it be great if companies will run more this way or teams work together that way? What could we do to improve how this organization is dealing with its obligations, its customers, its own employees?”
You have a profound vision for how this can happen. The way you communicate it is through being an artist because you have gate one. You have the whole 1/8 channel, which is the artist is gate one and the talent manager is gate eight. You have both. You can be your manager. It’s a nice thing to have. It’s this driving force in you to be creative above all else in what you do. Fundamentally because you have gate 25, what you’re aiming for is a frequency of universal love. That’s what the team needs after all, is love.
When the team members love and respect each other and they see universal love as the point of the company, which is the point of everything. The ultimate point of everything is this love frequency. It’s all in the G center. It’s all about love. It’s the center of our body. Our own planet has a core. Everything in the universe, everything material, even if it’s a rock has a core that holds it together in form. We’re essentially held together by love. You’re seeking to create connection in these groups through the frequency that makes you, Erin. What are your thoughts about what I shared?
You’re such a master at this. I feel like I’m going into this new realm. It’s this evolution. Years ago, I got my djembe drum. They say my heart is East Coast and my soul is Cali. I’ve got that crunchiness in me. I’m also from the school of peace in my hands. That resonates as far as bringing people together. At the heart of it, it is love. At the end of the day, it is all about it. I do everything through laughter. I try to. It’s not all fun and games. There’s the underside of it too. There’s deepness to it. That’s what I’ve stepped into more. I’m willing to go there. You can’t have one without the other.
What would you say is the gift of laughter as you see groups of people coming together and laughing?
Laughter is a universal language. Everybody speaks it. Everyone understands it. It brings you together. What it does physiologically to your body, it frees you up. When you’re free, you’re out of your way. I feel like you’re in your true self even if it’s for a fleeting moment. The endorphins are going. The dopamine is going. You’re going to be more apt to hug the person next to you or not be so annoyed by the guy who’s elbowing you. Laughter is medicine. Laughter is the universal language. If everyone would get better speaking it, we’d be at a higher vibration in the planet.
Thank you. Thank you, everyone, for reading. Erin, thank you so much for your time. It was a pleasure.
About Erin Brown
With 20 years of comedy experience (as a host, writer, comic, and actress appearing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Lifetime’s My Crazy Ex, Fox’s Good Day NY) paired with her time working in the corporate world, Erin Brown, CEO of Hot Red Carpet, understands the need for people to connect, feel valued, play, and be uplifted.
Whether it’s a Zoom meeting, virtual happy hour, personal celebration, or live conference that’s now remote, Erin SUPERCHARGES every experience with HOT RED CARPET MENTALITY creating a space that’s engaging, disarming, and fun. A hot red carpet mentality empowers you to show up as your best self no matter what.
Stress causes 80 percent of illness, so all of Erin’s work centers on increasing the levity of any occasion adding value that feels good.