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It's Not Over Video Of Les Brown - Motivational Guru just by being himself

It's Not Over Video Of Les Brown - Motivational Guru just by being himself
ladies and gentlemen it is with great honor that we present to you Les

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what I like for you to do right now I want you to think about your dream because I'm in a room full of dreamers think about your dream right now once you think about it and envision it now ladies and gentlemen let me share something with you I do not believe that any of us have dreams that were not given to us for the purpose of accomplishing those particular dreams and I want to share something with you that has changed my life I started out as was indicated by Jack it's very humble beginnings I don't know what that dream is that you have I don't care how far-fetched it might appear to be I don't care how disappointing it might have been as you've been working toward that dream but here's what I know that that dream that you're holding in your mind that it's possible let's say that together please say it's possible see sometimes we can't say I can do that but what we can say that it's possible that I can have my dream as we run toward it as we work on it day in and day out no one ladies and gentlemen could have convinced me when I started out

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over six years ago working on my dream and I want you to think about whatever your dream is because I was willing to take a chance and most people won't do that most of the people that you talk to to try and bring them into the business these are not risk-takers most people have done all that...
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they're ever going to do they raise a family they earn a living and then they died but people who are running toward that dreams life has a special kind of meaning and here's what I will share with you that in the process of working on your dreams you are going to incur and incur a lot of disappointment a lot of failure a lot of pain a lot of setbacks a lot of defeats but in the process of doing that you will discover some things about yourself that you don't know right now what you will realize is that you have greatness within you what you'll realize is that you're more powerful than you can ever begin to imagine what you will realize is that you're greater than your circumstances that you don't have to go through life

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a victim if Jack indicated I was born in Miami Florida in the area called Liberty City in an abandoned building on a hardened Olien floor with my twin brother we were six weeks of age we were adopted when I was in fifth grade I was identified as e/m are labeled educable mentally put back from the fifth grade into the fourth grade and stayed in that category until I got out of high school I don't have any college training but I met a high school teacher who one day changed my life I was waiting on another student and when he came in he said to me young man go to the board and write what I'm about to tell you and I said I can't do that turn he said why not I said I'm not one of your students he said it...
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doesn't matter follow my directions down and say I can't do that sir he said why not I said because I'm magica bula mentally and he came from behind his desk and he looked at me he said don't ever say that again someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality and that man mr. Leroy Washington did something for me he started planting seeds in my mind that enabled me to begin to dream as Dexter has been doing for you and ladies and gentlemen I started working on my dream and most people don't work on their dreams why for many years I did one is because of fear the fear of failure what if things don't work out and the fear of success what if they do and I can't handle it the other thing is that most people ladies and gentlemen they get comfortable they stop growing they stop working on themselves they stop stretching they stop pushing themselves and they end up becoming very cynical about life and they throw in the towel on themselves and on their families and on their dreams and the other thing is that most people don't feel worthy what I'm doing now I could have been doing years ago but because I did not have a college education because I didn't believe in myself because I allowed other people's opinion of me to control my destiny I didn't act on my ideas so I applaud you for your dreaming for your running towards your dream I applaud you for believing in yourself because that's what life is about stretching...
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and challenging looking for ways that you can begin to improve yourself and ladies and gentlemen as a result of stretching out of acting on my dream and I don't know what that dream is for you I can tell you that it's possible no one could have convinced me that after

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over six years I will have my own book entitled live your dreams

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over six years I would have five specials on public television

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over six years I've done

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speaking for AT&T Procter & Gamble McDonald's Corporation Xerox IBM

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over six years I will now have my own talk show that will premiere on Monday Labor Day I'm saying to you your dream is possible your dream is possible but not only is it important that you believe and begin to know that it's possible for you to live your dream as you run toward it but I've done something that I want to share with you called choosing your future in fact I've develop a set of tapes talking about how to begin to create your own reality by choosing your future and not only is it important for you to know it's possible for you to choose your future but it's necessary that you work on yourself that you develop yourself it's necessary that you get the energy drainers out of your life people who don't want anything people who are not striving people who are not challenging themselves people who aren't growing people who have stopped dreaming it's necessary that you align yourself with people...
and attract people into your business who are hungry people who are unstoppable and unreasonable people who are refusing to leave life

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as it is and who want more my mother used to say birds of a feather flock together if you run around with losers you will end up a loser it's necessary that you get the losers out of your life if you want to live your dream it's necessary to know that everybody won't see it that everybody won't join you that everybody won't have the vision it's necessary to know that that a lot of people like to complain but they don't want to do anything about their situation that you are an uncommon breed you know you have to know within yourself that I can do this even if no one else sees it for me I must see it for myself that's necessary it's also ladies and gentlemen necessary that you be creative when you're working on your ideas that you understand the importance of changing up of read

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ing your strategies many times we can have a great idea but if you're not advancing it in the right way and things don't happen you become discouraged and think the idea it doesn't work no that's not true it's necessary that we become creative I remember when I was in New York walking down the street and a guy approached me and said hey mister can I shine your shoes and I said no I'm in a hurry I don't have time I kept walking someone else's hey man your shoes what clutter my shiny shoes I...
said no I don't have time I'm sorry I'm busy I was walking fast and many people solicited me for my business and then finally a young man stepped in front of me needs excuse me and he started counting 97 98 99 100 he says sir I said yes he said come here please I said what is it he said today is my birthday and every year

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to thank God for another year of life the one hundredth person who passes by shoeshine stand I offer them a free shoeshine would you give me the honors I said why sure I got up on the shoeshine stand George and I said then and he shined my shoes diligently and when I got down I looked at him they were sparkling and I was walking away and I said thank you and I stopped I said excuse me but how much do you usually charge he said only two dollars I said tell you what today is your birthday here's five keep the change he said thank you as I was walking away looking in the opposite direction and other people coming he start counting again 97 98 99 100 it's necessary that you be flexible that you are always thinking of how can I improve this better this is a customer driven economy it's necessary for you to always explore various ways in which you can improve the quality of service that you're providing for the people in your organization I remember something a major company had talked about the extra value service they were providing for their customers and the lady who had the news conference summarized it this way she said...
it's not our intention to satisfy our customers or to please our customers our intention is to amaze them it's necessary if you're going to compete today that you look for ways to amaze your customers by

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one of those individuals that keep your commitments they keep your word that's relentless it's necessary you work with the people that you bring into all your organization that they see that you're a good example of a person to work with because you model integrity and determination and ambition and truth and honesty and the way in which you conduct business the next step is that is you that is you that no one can do it for you but you and even though you face disappointments even though you will experience some setbacks it goes with the territory you must understand that I remember I was playing a game with my nine-year-old son John Leslie and I beat him ten straight games in a game called Connect four and finally I said John let's down board I don't want to play you anymore and I got up I said I'm ready to go to sleep now and repeat out to me please let's say do this together it's not over until I win John Leslie said no you can't go now dad I said why he said it's not over until I win that was his attitude we sat down and we played several other games and finally after the 11th game John Leslie won and he got up and he yawned and he said I'm ready to go to sleep now and I'm saying to you what if all of us...
took that attitude after we face a rejection and a Noah we have a meeting and no one shows up or somebody say you can count on me and they don't come through what if we have that kind of attitude the car's repossessed nobody believes in you you've lost again and again and again the lights are cut off but you're still looking at your dream reviewing it every day and say to yourself it's not over until I win life will yield to you now here's the next step repeat after me please it's possible I can live my dream it's necessary I work on myself surround myself with winners become creative it's me I've got to make it happen it's not over until I win the next thing that's important to know yes it's possible that you can choose your future and direct the course of your life as you run toward your dream it's necessary that you have goals that you write those goals down that you plan that you think constantly of how you can begin to improve what it is that you're doing if it's your presentations if it's your recruiting skills whatever that is it's also necessary that you look for ways to always find a way to pull it out when everybody else think that you would defeat it that you've got to take personal responsibility to know that in order to become successful you've got to make it your personal business to do it but the next thing ladies and gentlemen I want to share with you that some of you already know...
that it's hard it's not easy it's hard changing your life it was hard when

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over three years ago in the Penobscot building in Detroit Michigan where I was operating my business and I fell on some hard times and I was sleeping in my office it was hard coming into the lobby and the security said scuse me mr.

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can we see you for a moment and I said yes and I walked up to the counter and he gave me an envelope and he said would you mind reading it here and I opened the envelope and the envelope was from management that says this is an office tower it's not a hotel please do not sleep in your office and I say excuse me sir I said I

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worked long hours in creating my business I'm an entrepreneur and right now things are bad for me but they're not going to be this way always and I

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asked for the opportunity to continue to operate like I'm doing I'm not trying to make this my home and it was hard coming through the lobby and sometimes they would laugh there's a guy talking about becoming successful and look at him he's bathing in the bathroom upstairs on the 21st floor he sleeps on the floor him and two other dreamers up there look at him it was hard ladies and gentlemen coming to speak to people and I was facing financial difficulties in my own life I was behind on my bills and my dreams and I'm saying to them you can live your dream it was hard ladies and gentlemen it was very difficult to pick myself up each day believing...
that I can do it there were times that I doubted myself I said God why why is this happening to me I'm

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trying to take care of my children and my mother I'm not trying to steal a Rob from anybody how did this have to happen to me it was very hard and here's what I want to say to you for those of you that have experienced some hardships don't give up on your dream no one could have convinced me by holding on by continuing to push forward by continuing to run toward my dream that one day I would have my own talk show it's a long shot ladies and gentlemen from Liberty City an abandoned building on the floor never knowing my mother or father it's a long shot

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here with you today in this dome in Atlanta it's a long shot no college training labeled educable mentally but I kept running toward my dream don't stop Goldstar don't stop running toward your dream it's very important as you hold on to that dream there are moments when you're going to doubt yourself they're rough times are going to come but they have not come to stay they have come to pass it's very important for you to know that don't say I'm having a bad day say I'm having a character-building day it's very important for you to believe that you are the one to make this happen I remember this high school teacher mr. Leroy Washington at the end of school one June it was

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a few days before we were supposed to leave and I

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got my report card...
and it indicated that I'd failed history and I'd fail English and I would have to go to summer school and I was feeling within myself that I was a failure that I'm slower than most people and getting paperwork and and I was feeling down on myself and and and very negative and mr. Washington was giving a speech to the graduating seniors and I was in 11th grade and even though I wasn't supposed to be in there I went in there because the speech he was giving that speech was for me and as he talked my heart began to beat fast tears begin to run behind my eyes and I was in the back

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listening to him because he said and he was a very dramatic man I still talk to him to this day he said as graduating seniors of Booker T Washington High School I want you to know that you're blessed and highly favored and that as you go toward the future begin to know that you have greatness within you and if

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one of you here begin to envision yourselves as

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blessed and highly favored to reach your goals if

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one of you capture the essence of what that means that you have greatness within you in a responsibility to manifest that greatness that you can make your parents proud you can make your school proud you can touch millions of people's lives and the world will never be the same again because you came this way and the students gave him a rousing standing ovation and as he left the auditorium I ran down the steps and I caught him in the parking lot I said mr....
Washington he said yes I said do you remember me sir he said no I said I my name is Leslie

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my mother she works in the cafeteria here I'm one of the twins Leslie Wesley I said mr. Washington but you know you know I got these big dreams you know I like talking to people I love people I said I want to work with people and I got this dream about my momma home could could I do that mr. Washington he said it's possible mr.

Brown

and as he walked away I called him again I said mr. Washington he said what do you want now I said I'll I'm the one sir I said I'm the one you you remember me sir I'm this maybe brows boy I'm the word I'm the word and you must feel bad but that's why you're here because you are the one and I remember when PBS first played one of my specials called you deserve one Sunday afternoon in Miami Florida I had some friends call him to tell him to tune in and he watched the program he called me in Detroit and I answered the phone I said hello he said may I speak to Les

Brown

please I said who's calling he said you know who this is I said Oh mr. Washington it's you he said you were the one weren't you I said yes sir he said and you were so crazy I said I know but I'm rich now ladies and gentlemen it's not going to be easy it was hard laying on the floor of the Penobscot building looking out of the window daydreaming saying les can you do this can you make this happen I used to listen to tapes day in...
and day out about see you at the top my great friends igg and and Denis Waitley and different other

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speakers and dr. norman vincent peale and dex are saying don't let nobody steal your dream I used to ask myself can I do this and something said within me you're the one you're the one and let me tell you something ladies and gentlemen while you're here and before you go back home to your respective cities and communities write down at least five reasons on why you deserve your dream and why you won't give up what's going to make you unstoppable why you must be unreasonable because logical practical thinking says you can't do it today but if you want to produce unreasonable results in your life like living your dream in taking charge of your destiny you've got to be an unreasonable person you've got to be an uncommon person so write down the reasons why you're here my first major goal was to buy my mother a home and let me tell you something ladies and gentlemen what what will reasons do les Nietzsche said if you know the why for doing you can in do it almost anyhow what do you mean by that if you know why you're doing something when the hard times come and they're going to come when the disappointments and the rejections come and they're going to come by the truckloads your reasons will be your rod and staff to comfort you to pick you up once again I got a saying on one of my tapes of life knocks you down try and...
land on your back because if you can look up you can get up let your reasons get you back up I remember when I bought the home for my mother and she came out of the car when I opened the door said mom I think I know these people in his house that was my first major goal and then I couldn't conceal it anymore I said mom I got this for you and as she went from room to room looking at the house and saying thank you Jesus thank you Lord no one ever could have convinced me that this could have happened to me and she looked at me she said Lesley and you cost me so much problems as a boy you were always in the stuff she said no one could have convinced me that day when I walked in that house and this lady was holding you and your brother and she said ma'am I want you to promise me two things and she'd say what is it she says one promised me that you won't separate him she said I want him raised together I want him to know each other I got pregnant while my husband was away in the wall and I can't keep him promise me that you won't separate him she said I promise I won't I've never had children I promise I won't separate him and she said promise me that you'll never tell him about Who I am because if my husband ever found out he would kill me she said I promise and she said that she gave him to us and and she counted Kratt inch and she was walking out the door and she looked at my adopted mother she said remember don't use separated she...
says swear to God I won't I won't separate him I'll keep him together and she said as I held you all in my arms I never had any children my own I didn't know how I was going to do it but I knew with the help of God how we'll do it it ladies and gentlemen my mother had a dream of having children and raising us she didn't know how she is going to do it you're going to be

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like that in some of you already there well you don't know how you're going to make this happen but you

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feel within yourself someway somehow with the help of God I'm going to make it happen repeat after me please no matter how bad it is or how bad it gets I'm going to make it I'm going to make it shake somebody's hand on your right and left and say you got the right stuff so yes it's possible for you to live your dream it's necessary that you associate with winners that you work your system that you are relentless that you never give up it's you you've got to take personal responsibility you've got to make it your personal business to make it happen and you've got to resolve within yourself that I can do this that it's hard but you've got to say I'm the one I'm the one to make this happen I'm the one to become successful in this business as you work to help other people to become successful that feeds your success but you know it's going to be hard but find out what will make it worth it for you I told...
mr. Washington I wanted to become a disc jockey someone asked me to tell this story and he said Les

Brown

he said if you want to do anything worthwhile in life you've got to be hungry and so I started working to develop myself he said I want you to practice every day

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a disc jockey I said but I don't have any job now he said it doesn't matter he said that it's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared so every day I was working to develop myself and that's what you must do and as I was working to develop myself I applied for a job as a disc jockey WM VMI Miami Beach I went to a guy named Milton butterball I said how you doing mr. butterball I'd like to get a job as a disc jockey he looked at me said you have any broadcast background I said no sir don't you have any journalism background I said no sir don't he said we don't have any jobs available I said yes sir I went back to mr. Washington and I told him he said don't take it personally he said most people are so negative they will have to say no seven times before they say yes he said go back again so I went back again I said how you doing mr. butterball my name is les

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he said I know what your name is what do you want I said I'd like to know whether or not you have any jobs a disc jockey sir he said did not

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tell you yesterday we didn't have any jobs I said yes sir but I know whether or not somebody...
got laid off with somebody was fired sir he said no one was laid off a fire I get on out of here I came back the next day hello mr. butterball how are you he said fine what do you want now I said I like to know whether or not you got any jobs sir they'd better tell you the last two days we didn't have any jobs I said yes sir but I don't know whether or not somebody got sick of somebody died sir he said no one got sick of dad I don't come back here and threw me out again I came back the next day like I seen him for the first time and say hello mr. butterball how are you he looked at me with rage he said go get me some coffee I said yes sir and I went to get him some coffee after a while I would give their lunch and dinner and I would go in the control rooms and take the disk jockeys their food and I would not leave until they would ask me to leave then they'd started trusting me to pick up entertainers that came to town entertainers like The Four Tops and the temptations and Dinah Ross and The Supremes I would drive them all over Miami Beach in the disc jockeys big long Cadillacs I didn't have any driver's license but I was driving like a had something and one day one Saturday afternoon while I was at the radio station a guy named Rock was drinking while he was on the air I was the only one there looking at him through the control room windows walking back and forth young ready and hungry I'll send ray kroc drink drag rock either going to get...
him some more if he'd ask me to pretty soon the phone rang and it was a general manager and I answered the phone I said hello he's unless this is mr. Klein I said I know he said Rock can't finish his program I said I know he said would you call one of the other DJ's in I said yes sir I hung the phone up I said now he must be think I'm crazy I called my mom and my girlfriend Cassandra I said y'all turn up the radio and come out on the front porch I'm about to come on the air I waited for about 20 minutes and I call him back I said mr. Klein I can't find nobody he's a young boy do you not have worked in controls I said yes sir he said going there no sitting on here I say yes I couldn't wait to get behind those controls I put on old Stevie Wonder record called fingertips i sat down behind that turntable I said look out this is me LV Triple P let's round your platter playing papa there were none before me and there will be none after me therefore that makes me the one and only young and single Earl of Domingo certified bona fide indubitably qualified to bring his satisfaction a whole lot of action look out baby I'm your love man I was hungry I was hungry you got to be hungry you got to be hungry so ladies and gentlemen if you want to make your dream become reality the people that are running at the dreams know that it's possible that you can live your dream that's it's necessary that you're relentless that you have a...
plan of action that you are creative the people that are living their dream of finding winners to attach themselves to the people that are living their dreams of a people that know that it's if it's going to happen it's up to them and they're resolving within themselves it's not over until I win the people that are running after that dream know they're going to have hard times they keep on running because they're saying within themselves I'm the one I'm the one no matter how bad it is or how bad it gets I'm going to make it the people that are running after their dreams other people that are hungry shake somebody's head on your right and left and say you got to be hungry and as you run toward your dream I want to dedicate this to you that I love very much I want to thank Dexter and all of you it's something that I'm known by it's on our tapes call choosing your future nets that's simply this that if you want to feign bad enough to go out and fight for it to work day and night for it to give up your time your peace and your sleep for it if all that your dream and scheme is about it and life seems useless and worthless without it and if you're gladly sweat for it in fretboard and plan for it and lose all your terror of the opposition for it and if you simply go after that thing that you want with all of your capacity strength and sagacity Faith Hope and confidence and stern pertinacity if neither cold poverty...
favish your gold sickness of pain of body and brain can keep you away from the thing that you want if dogged and grim you beseech and beset it with the help of God you'll get it this is missus Mamie

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's baby boy Leslie Calvin

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saying it's been a plum pleasing pleasure as well as a privilege thank you you