Breeze makes return to Chamber banquet

by Todd Brooks

After bringing an inspiring message to the Comanche Chamber of Commerce in 2022, Mike Breeze, a life coach and author originally from Ryan, who now lives in Duncan, is back with another message for local business owners and residents for 2024 at the Chamber banquet on April 23.

Breeze travels the country speaking to groups both large and small.

He is scheduled to speak at two state conference and a national conference in August.

“On weight management of all things,” Breeze said of the national conference.

This year’s chamber banquet theme is “For the love of local,” emphasizing the importance of local businesses on the community.

While Breeze said he has not quite locked down all he will be talking about, he does have some ideas.

“Everything I speak about in some shape or form is going to revolve around goal achievement,” Breeze said. “It’s really different than goal setting and meeting the specific needs they are looking for.”

While the Comanche engagement won’t be on the scale of his much larger commitments, he still looks forward to the smaller venues.

“I like the smaller ones just as much as I do the bigger ones because they are more intimate,” Breeze said. “The smaller ones it seems are more personalized and more of a connection.”

Breeze started his career path part-time in 2001 and full-time in 2013.

“I’ve always been fascinated with the difference is between someone setting a goal and someone achieving it,” Breeze said. “What are the missing pieces or the magic sauce that are needed?”

What really got him interested was growing up in the 1980s when his mother successfully quit smoking.

“She tried a lot of different things and none of them worked, but one day she just quit,” Breeze said. “I was in college when it happened and I thought to myself that I had to figure it out. What’s the difference?”

He figured out the areas that people do in order to achieve their goals. He wrote about it in what he calls the GOAT method in his book “Beyond S.M.A.R.T.”

“There might be some other things here and there, but what I discovered was there are four commonalities and that’s what I speak about,” Breeze said.

The Chamber of Commerce banquet will begin at 6 p.m. with catering by Bob’s Landmark Eatery. Tickets are $30 each or $150 for a table of six and are available at the American Nation Bank and First National Bank in Comanche until April 6. There will also be award presentations for chamber members at the banquet.