World Series Game 7: Astros vs. Dodgers

This video captures the feeling that athletes feel when going into a do or die situation just like Game 7 of the MLB World Series between the Houston Astros and LA Dodgers.

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Confidence Boost

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“Don’t underestimate the positive impact you can have on someone’s life when you help boost their confidence.” – Richard Elmes

Creative Vulnerability

Womans eyes with fear“There is NO creativity without vulnerability.” – Dr. Brene’ Brown, Researcher, Storyteller, Author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.

Inspirational Poem: The Reward is Within

This poem was written by the Memory Man, Bill Clennan who many also called the Dean of Canadian Professional Speakers. He would have turned 72 years old today (Jan. 16th, 2016), but unfortunately passed away over 5 years ago. This was the way he closed many of his speeches. Whether you are an athlete or not, this is a very powerful and inspirational message. Please enjoy and remember The Memory Man.

THE REWARD IS WITHIN -Bill Clennan

Hockey PracticeThe contest lasts for moments
Though the training’s taken years,
It wasn’t the winning alone that
Was worth the work and the tears
The applause will be forgotten
The prize will be misplaced
But the long hard hours of practice
Will never be a waste
For in trying to win
You build a skill

You learn that winning
Depends on will
You never grow by how much you win
You only grow by how much you put in
So any new challenge
You’ve just begun
Put forth your best
And you’ve already won.

Bill Clennan, Canadian Motivational Speaker

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An Element of Luck

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“Luck favours the persistent.” Jim Collins/Jerry Parros, Authors, Built to Last (Successful Habits of Visionary Companies)

Motivational Quote: Testing the Limits

Indy Car Driver James Hinchcliffe

“You don’t find the limit, unless you go over it once in a while.” – James Hinchcliffe, Indy Car Driver (after getting back in the car months after being involved in a horrific crash in a practice run for the Indy 500). See the crash below.

Motivational Quote: Self-Determination

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“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.” – Archie Griffin, 2-time Heisman Trophy Winner (for the best College Football Player in the US)