36 minutes | Sep 28, 2021

If You Can Look Up, You Can Get Up

The adversities of life are inevitable, and one person who knows about this is Les Brown. However, he has never allowed the trials to get the better of him. He has allowed them to fuel him as he became one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers. Today he is here to share with us that,’ If You Can Look Up, You Can Get Up.’ Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:    Hear about Les Brown’s journey to success and the things that have kept him motivated over the years.   Discover the comeback power that lives within you.   Learn how to stand out in all that you do.    Episode Highlights How do I handle adversity?  Les explains that life is full of disruptions and surprises; recent personal experiences reminded him of how true that is.  Les references Ephesians 6 verses 11-18 to remind us that we will face difficulty but having the Armor of God coupled with characteristics such as courage and resilience will help you overcome these inevitable circumstances. How do I activate my comeback power? Les says to activate your comeback power you have to get to the point of saying enough is enough and realize that you have to fight for what you want in life.  It’s key to realize that in life, there will always be a fight to get what we want but, it is not personal, it’s just the way it is. People who give up in life don’t recognize their strength. Les says that sometimes people give up on their dreams because of the mindset that makes them feel that these goals are impossible.  He encourages us to recognize that we cannot be wimps when it comes to achieving our goals. We have to move from being worriers to warriors.    How do I keep going?  Les shares that even though he faces a personal battle daily, ultimately, the way a person lives is based on what they choose to believe about themself.  He says people must be willing to work on themselves and envision what they see for their future and not buy into societal norms for attention.  He also shared that the attention economy that we live in makes it hard to be noticed or be noticeable. However, as an individual, you have to find a way to stand out. He reminds us that we have to persevere because it’s in our DNA to win.   Les Shares His Health Story  Les shared that he has been living with stage 4 Cancer for 29 years and how his faith-based approach to his diagnosis has changed his life.  Les also shared that both fear and faith are a choice however, a faith-driven life requires discipline to push past fear.   How do I stand out? Les shares that many people are not trying to stand out in life but are merely trying to survive. He says that only a few are willing to sacrifice and fight to get to where they want.  Les states that the people who have been most influential on his journey to stand out are his biological mother, adopted mother, Mike Williams, and the literary works of Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X.  He says these people helped him appreciate the value of words and have set the foundation for his career as he now teaches people how to do the same to take people through a transformational process with words. Les also shares what he has been doing in terms of succession planning for his business and its value-added properties. He also shares the importance of laughter and happiness.  Les states that we live in a time where information to reinvent ourselves is easily accessible. He says that if you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you; however if you are willing no one can stop you.   Words To Live By Les shares words of inspiration from the following scriptures to encourage you.  Romans 8:28  John 1 vs1  Proverbs 18:21 Matthew 6:33 Luke 17: 20-21   6 Powerful Quotes from This Episode “A setback is a setup for a comeback, we all have come back power.” “We’re stronger than we give ourselves credit for being.” “You don’t know how strong you are until you have to be strong.” “It is not over until you win.” “Ajob is what you get paid for, your  calling is what you were made for.” “What you listen to you turn into.”   About Les Brown  As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunities. For three decades, he has not only studied the science of achievement, but he’s also mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom, translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients. As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000, Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world. Revered as an icon by his colleagues, Brown received the National Speakers Association Coveted Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE), and ultimately, its most prestigious Golden Gavel Award for achievement and leadership in communication. Toastmasters International also voted him one of the Top Five Outstanding Speakers worldwide. Legions of followers flock to stadiums and arenas to hear a man who never stops believing that with proper guidance and training you can achieve anything you desire in life. Curious about Les’s work? Check out his website. For more information on Hungry to Speak visit his website.  Have specific questions? You can reach out and follow Les on LinkedIn, and Facebook.  Enjoy this Podcast? You have to know and understand your worth. You have to believe in yourself above all else.  If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Entrepreneurial You, hit follow and share it with your friends! Post a review and share it! If you enjoyed tuning into this podcast, then do not hesitate to write a review. You can also share this with your family and friends, colleagues and fellow business owners, so they can feel empowered and encouraged to pursue success. Have any questions? 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