How Your Failures Will Lead You To Greatness

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” -Stephen McCranie Think about how many times you’ve shot a basketball at a hoop. Account for your entire lifetime – pick-up games, school teams, even practicing in your driveway. Every shot. Make a ballpark guess. Got it? Even if your resume includes an NBA playing career, your highest estimate probably amounts to fewer shots than Michael Jordan has missed. That’s what shaped him into inarguably the most successful player to ever step onto a basketball court: he recognized early that each brick he tossed up landed in the […]

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How Watching Inspirational TED Talks Can Lead You To Become A Better Entrepreneur

Better In Business, Better Motivational Speaker The great philosopher Lau Tzu famously said, “The wise man knows what he does not know.” Were you to lock inside a room with one man convinced he has nothing left to learn and another equally steadfast in his conviction that the most profound knowledge yet awaits him, the surely self-professed most learned man alive would no doubt unfurl some florid cornucopia of accumulated facts and insights to know and tell. He would also be the more likely of the pair to bumble into some pratfall, be it merely shoving his foot down his […]

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A Motivational Speaker In Austin, Texas…

A Motivational Speaker In Austin, Texas… I felt enormously privileged and excited to be invited to present a keynote speech at ILEA’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. ILEA is a global trade organization for the Event Industry, so the attendees were all amazing VIPS from the world of events, conferences and wedding planning. As you can imagine, when they put on a conference, it’s quite something! Not only did the talented team of event planners from ILEA put on a stimulating and thought-provoking array of inspirational and industry relevant speakers, they also threw three spectacular parties, each one carefully themed […]

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A Motivational Speaker In London…

A Motivational Speaker in London… by Shed Simove I feel incredibly fortunate to have spoken at two BLUE CHIP companies in London this week. When you’re invited to speak at a company’s conference, it’s such a massive privilege to be welcomed in to an organisation’s inner sanctum, often where they share sensitive information about their company and to meet not only the top brass, but also the VIP Teams that make the company thrive. Therefore, there’s an even greater onus on a keynote speaker like myself to do the company proud. In my humble (!) opinion, after many years on […]

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