I think its important to ensure that you’re always energized – supercharged – to be your best. There’s lots of books, videos, articles, on how to do this. One thing I found that works for me, is to watch some great motivational videos or to listen to a great speaker. The difference between a good speaker, and a great speaker, is the ability to energize you. You could be the best expert in the world on a particular topic, but unless you can be passionate about it, and transfer that passion to your audience – make me care! – then you’re just a good speaker, not great.
I’ve been listening to a great book (yes, I said great!) from Audible.com lately,
The Unemployed Millionaire: Escape the Rat Race, Fire Your Boss, and Live Life on YOUR Terms! by Matt Morris. Matt has a great story (check out his website for the full treatment), and its great to hear first hand about his successes. After Matt launched his book, just a few weeks ago now, he’s started up a blog as well, and has set up a great tradition, Motivational Mondays. He posts up a short video clip about a topic or idea that’s really motivated him, and shares how its helped him with his audience. I’ve been following along with Matt, and he just posted a great clip that I found really motivating myself, a collection of clips from Will Smith – singer / rapper, actor, husband, father, and – who knew it! – but a great speaker. Check it out below.
From Matt’s Blog (Motivational Mondays – #5):
Hollywood is typically not the first place I turn to when I need motivation and inspiration; although, I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this week’s Motivational Monday video. The lessons that Will Smith shares throughout this compilation are simple, yet profound words of wisdom…
Let me know below – what motivates you? Share any other clips that have supercharged your life!
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