“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

As you know, yesterday morning I attended a great lecture on happiness by The Reverend Peter Stimpson. Well last night I listened to another great lecture by Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, at Princeton University. As a speaker myself, I love listening to other speakers, but unfortunately most speakers are boring. Let me explain. Most speakers memorize their lines and their main goal is to deliver each point, but that’s not what it takes to be a great speaker. A great speaker speaks from the heart, creates energy, involves the audience and is entertaining. I’m going to tell you all about Ed Cooke’s amazing lecture…


Today, I want to tell you that you can make a difference.

I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, “How can one person make a difference?”

Well, imagine if your car broke down inside the Lincoln Tunnel? I’m pretty sure you would affect traffic.

But I want you to make a difference in a positive way.

What do you love? What are you good at?

-Start a blog
-Post a video on youtube
-Compliment your customers
-Cheer on your teammates
-Compliment a stranger
-Cheer on a family member
-Leave a weekly inspirational quote on your voicemail
-Go read to the blind
-Have your dog go sit and listen to children with speech problems while they are practicing

It will matter.

It doesn’t matter what you do, but do something. Start a movement. Make a difference. Be a leader.

Watch the video below. And pay close attention at around the one minute mark. And then close your eyes and imaging what you can do…

Thanks for reading (and watching).

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