My Mission As A Motivational Speaker
...and as a person
As a motivational speaker I force my audiences to think about what they stand for - what they believe - to define their mission. I believe that every company/organization/person should have a clear idea of what they stand for, and where they are going. So in order to walk my talk, I'll start with mine.
I believe in encouraging people at every step of the way...from the client, to the audience, to the woman cleaning my hotel room. I want to spread enthusiasm, humor and hope. To ALL. Not just those who can afford it.
I want to help people find the courage in themselves to be what they want to be, not who they think they are supposed to be. I want to give them permission to dream and jump and fly.
I want to show them that they were made with great divine intention. That nobody is a mistake, and it is never too late to start over. And that in them lies greatness and purpose. I want to show people how to forgive - starting with themselves.
I want to share myself on a real level. Hilariously broken. Arms thrown out. Willing to give them all I've got. Willing to look stupid. Willing to admit I don't have the answers, but with the courage to think I have the right questions. Willing to be fearless for them. Simply willing. And I want this willingness to start from the moment I meet that client, through all steps of the process, to the last person who leaves that parking lot, to the ones who follow me home on Facebook. Even if it means I give it for free. Even if it means I give the business to someone more deserving. Even if it means I lose.
I want to be a light that affects all those who cross my path. I want them to see in me something bigger than me. I want to love on them, and show them what grace and forgiveness looks like. I want to cry with them in their brokenness. I want to hold their hand in a quiet hallway. I want to laugh with them till our sides ache.
I don't want to be a rule follower, I want to be a rule breaker. I want to challenge. I want to think. I want to be willing to risk. I want to dream. I don't want to play it safe or blend. I want to go through life like a bull in a china shop, breaking glass and knocking over expensive things if it means uncovering the truth. I don't want to censor or be censored or put myself into a box. I want to be free from the anxiety of judgment. Even if it means I say something I shouldn't.
I want to push myself out of comfort into discomfort. To defy complacency. To resist going through the motions. To live life on full speed and give it everything I've got until I have nothing left to give. And then I want to have the courage to give more.
And I want to do this all in a way that brings God glory - explains the hope that is within me - and allows you to see past my weaknesses, faults, and opinions, to the love and grace and genuine desire to bring you humor and hope.
This is what I believe in. This is who I am. This is my mission.