Tag: Motivation

Jenn Drummond – Breakproof

Jenn is a mom of 7, successful business owner, and World Record holder.  As the first woman to climb the second highest summits on each of the 7 continents, she now spends her time inspiring others to create a thriving business and lasting legacy of their own. She shares her story and strategies for success through her book, BREAKPROOF: 7 Strategies to Build Resilience and Achieve Your Life Goals, and her Seek Your Summit podcast, programs, and signature talks. Learn more about how she elevates devoted and determined entrepreneurs to go beyond a life of success to a life of significance.

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Steve Gamlin – The Motivational Firewood Guy

What qualifies Steve to speak on Visualization, Vision Boards, Positivity, Motivation, Humor and ‘Life Comebacks’?

Simple: HE LIVED IT.

After blowing up his life (radio career, 1st marriage and financial stability) at age 35, Steve rose from the ashes (although he swears ‘his’ phoenix rides a pogo stick) to become a motivational speaker, stand-up comedian, author and more…inspired by 2 simple questions from a coach…after Steve spent an afternoon hitting golf balls in a thunderstorm, daring the lightning to hit him.

It didn’t, by the way…

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Dr. James Perdue – Professor of Perseverance

At age sixteen, James Perdue had to grow up fast after his father died. Concerned about his mother and brothers, he hoped his athletic talent would lead to a financially successful professional baseball career. He attended Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, Tennessee on a baseball scholarship. With the attitude of being invincible, he was in college for two weeks and played one college game in the fall. Then unexpected tragedy came a-calling.

On September 11, 1983, James became a quadriplegic, dislocating three vertebrae in his neck, from playing a casual football game. The doctor said, “James, I’m sorry. You’ll never walk again and you might be paralyzed from your neck down.” Later, the doctor advised his family to place him in a nursing home; he would be too much of a burden for them to care for.

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Brandon Puffer – From the Bullpen to the State Pen

Brandon’s story explains how he went from reaching great heights as an MLB World Series winner to falling to the very bottom, serving 3-1/2 years in prison. He has humbly watched as everything has gotten restored in his life, and he know feels as though he is here to help others learn from his expensive lessons and show that we don’t have to let our worst mistakes define us.

After a 15-year professional baseball career, four of which were spent in the Major Leagues, Brandon had fallen to great depths and has come out on the other side with important lessons to share with those who might find themselves facing tough obstacles or set-backs in their own lives.

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