jamaican motivational speakers
QUESTION: I just read your November 22 article titled 'Bringing out the millionaire in you: Did Les Brown deliver?' Based on what was written, Mr Brown did deliver. I listen to Les Brown's YouTube videos most mornings while preparing for work. I was therefore highly disappointed not hearing him in person as he has been a motivator to me for many years. I would also like to be a motivational speaker, so it would have been an honour. Being a motivational speaker yourself, Mr Smith, how did you get started?
- Claudia T.
SMITH: Thank you for reading The Gleaner Careers column, Claudia. Your email had to be edited for length.
I welcome your question. I believe the answer will benefit other readers, even if they have different career aspirations from motivational speaking, hence the purpose for writing this article.
You mentioned your disappointment at not attending the Les Brown conference, put on by Internet Income Jamaica. That's understandable, considering he has been a long-time motivator and mentor to you. You wouldn't have been disappointed.
You also mentioned that not even the $10, 000 entry fee would have deterred you from attending, had you known about Mr Brown's Jamaican visit. That's noteworthy and commendable. It would have been a great investment.
There's a tendency among many Jamaicans not to invest in such personal-development events, unless their companies are paying.
Many wouldn't even invest a few dollars to buy a self-help book, or invest the time to read it, even if they got it for free. I don't believe enough compatriots are spending time listening to or watching empowering programmes daily, as you're doing.
In fact, you mentioned that you regularly listen to not just Les Brown, but also Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn and Earl Nightingale. That's excellent, and I urge you to keep up this practice!
Other Jamaicans who haven't yet cultivated this and related habits may be forgetting something crucial.
What they forget is that it's not the money or time they spend in attending personal development seminars, watching motivational videos or buying and reading self-help books that's most critical. Often, these are mistakenly considered as unaffordable costs.
Instead, they are valuable investments in one's personal and professional development. And what matters most in any investment decision is not how much money or time you're investing, but what your return on investment is. For instance, if you invest $100, 000 in a programme which helps you to earn $500, 000, that's a great deal.
The advice Jim Rohn got from his mentor, Earl Shoaff, is still relevant: "Work on your job and you earn a living; work on yourself and you earn a fortune. Work on yourself more than you work on your job." So, keep working on yourself.
How I got started in motivational speaking was by doing precisely what you are doing: listening to and learning from the world's greatest speakers. I also spoke for free at churches, schools, civil society groups - anywhere I could get an audience. That's a good place to start.
Finally, Les Brown may return to Jamaica soon, so you might yet get a chance to see him live. My best wishes to you.What food are protein found in? How to write a book title in an essay? How to kill fleas in carpet? What does 11 11 mean? What does rem mean? Skateboard tricks how to do an indy trick? What is the meaning of 501 c 3? what is hamburger helper glycemic index Tricks when you lose your voice? how do i remove internet helper 3.1 toolbar How to change my wifi password? What does administrator mean? How to figure out your rising sign? What is the meaning of have a blast? What does rare mean? What is the meaning of detest? Tips for sex when you're on your period? How to invest in mutual funds? How to heal cracked lip corners fast? How to map a network drive? What does a flashing red light at an intersection mean? How to curse someone? How to delete a yahoo email account? What is the meaning of mark 14 51-52? What does proficient mean? What does aqueduct mean? what is my password for the helper tool with macos sierra How to cook beef tips and gravy? What does android auto do? What sole proprietorship mean? What does 1 million people look like? How to clean coffee maker with vinegar? What is the meaning of capers? How to delete email account? What is the meaning of life pdf? How to take sim card out of iphone? What does bing bong mean? Tips on how to meet up with local fighting game players? What does cholo mean? Science tricks liquid changed color when poured into diffrent glasses? How have big magic tricks never been exposed? How to make a fake id? What does ikk mean? What is music? How to cook boiled eggs? What are health related fitness? What are the symptoms of? How to cook boneless pork tips? How to stretch glutes? Why do some places not take tips? What holiday is coming up? What does perimenopause mean? What does 1st and 10 mean? Guitar tricks lessons how to play by ear? The super hero tricks how to do? How to watch yellowstone season 4? What does it mean when you burp a lot? What is the meaning of nape? What are the figure skating tricks? What is the meaning of dhhs? What does discrimination mean? What does imy mean in text? Blessed are the eyes that see what you see meaning? What are you supposed to do on good friday? What does oic mean? What is the meaning of july 4? What does abg mean? How to take care of a hermit crab? Reddit how to pawn stuff tips tricks and hacks? Tips on how to write a one act play? What does love mean in tennis? What does a chemo port look like? How to uninstall microsoft edge? How to leave a group chat on iphone? How to find the vertical asymptote? How to use iron on vinyl? What time does trick or treating start 2020? What is the meaning of isa? What is neem oil? What sorcery is this i thought i knew your tricks? My rights end where yours begin meaning? how to become a helper emerald isle How increase followers on instagram tips and tricks? What does it mean when a girl calls you daddy? What does dyi mean? What does ecchi mean? How to get out of the friend zone with a girl? How to get to the haligtree elden ring? What does dink mean? What is iso certification meaning? What does wastegate do? How to burn belly fat? When was p g tips founded? How to make healing potions skyrim? What does assent mean? How many tricks can your animal companion learn at lvl 1? What does lmfao mean in text? What level does sobble evolve? What does entp mean?