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My Favorite Speech
by Robb On June 13, 2013

I was invited to be the presenter on the weekly Train Your Brain call last night. The topic was about how to live an exciting life; something I feel like I am an expert at doing!

Grabbing Ass at the Tourmalet vert

The sign didn’t say “Do Not Grab”

We talked about having enthusiasm in everything you do, we talked about clearly defining excitement vs. drama and we talked about the choice to be enthusiastic in any situation.

One of the greatest speeches I have ever seen totally brings all these together. It is Jim Valvano’s speech from the 1993 ESPY awards. I’ll let you research the back story, but it is one of the greatest talks I have ever seen, and I remember it moving me in so many ways. First, it was just a great reminder to live your life to the fullest. As a byproduct, I really got excited about being a great public speaker!


I’ll be honest, not unlike Mr. Valvano, the speaking thing was something that came with practice; I was TERRIBLE at first! The living with enthusiasm came a lot easier for me. Fortunately, I have been able to meld the two together.

In Action

OK, enough about me.

Enjoy Jimmy V’s speech!

Are you getting enough excitement out of your life? What made you think, laugh or cry today? I’d love to hear it!

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