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Accomplish the Impossible with a Motivational Speaker

We’ve all heard stories about someone who’s climbed Mount Everest or crossed a vast desert despite the odds. As a motivational speaker in Canada, I spoke to an audience and was able to share stories on how people have accomplished goals they once thought were impossible.

In this speech, I was delivered a keynote address called, “Release Untapped Potential of Your Underutilized Leaders.” In it, I shared several stories of people who have accomplished incredible feats despite the odds stacked against them. The story of Erik Weihenmayer embodies key lessons about tapping into this hidden potential.

Erik Weihenmayer, who has been blind since age 13, refused to let that stop him from achieving his dream of climbing mountains. His passion for climbing began as a teenager, not long after going blind, he says in an interview with The New York Times. He joined an adventure program for people who are blind, and it allowed him to do things he hadn’t even done when he could see. By young adulthood, he was a skilled climber who had also kayaked through the Grand Canyon. In 1995, he scaled Denali, launching a thirteen-year journey to scale the highest peak on each of the world’s seven continents. In 2001, he became the first blind person to climb Mount Everest. Wanting to share his love of climbing with others, he founded No Barriers, a nonprofit that shares outdoor skills with people living with physical disabilities.

People who reach the summit of Mount Everest describe an ecstatic sense of joy and awe. From up there, they can see the actual curve of the earth. A dramatic shift in perspective has occurred within them. Ascending our own mountains can give us all the same sense of immense gratitude and awe—not only in what we’ve accomplished, but in our own power to achieve it.

Some people seem naturally motivated to pursue incredible goals. They seem to have a never-ending supply of inspiration. However, for most of us, motivation is much harder to come by. Many of us get wonder why we’re standing still on the corporate ladder as others pass us by.

What’s the secret of those motivated powerhouses?

  • Creating a roadmap to success. They set concrete objectives that serve as stepping stones on their journey.
  • Set measurable and achievable goals and objectives. Weihenmayer didn’t start out by climbing Mount Everest—learning to rock climb was a huge achievement on its own.
  • Celebrating their successes. They bolster their confidence by recognizing their smaller wins along the way to the summit.

Your capabilities are no different than theirs. You simply need a little inspiration to jumpstart your journey. This is where a professional motivational speaker can help you.

You may not have a Mount Everest to climb or a desert to cross, but a motivational speaker for your Canadian or U.S. business can help you and your people accomplish both your personal and your professional goals. As a motivational keynote speaker, I’ll fire up you and your people to take exciting steps toward achieving your life goals.

Get ready to apply yourself in new and innovative ways. Whether you want to reach the top rung of the corporate ladder, or simply live a more fulfilling and rewarding life, you’ll be inspired to put effort into bringing these dreams to fruition. Your hurdle doesn’t have to be Everest or a desert. In Canada, the U.S., or anywhere else, a motivational speaker will inspire you to do amazing things!

Book Joel Garfinkle to help your audience reach new levels of success. He’ll use powerful stories to rev up your whole team to reach for the st

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