How to Learn, Earn and Live Your Dreams

Dr. Willie Jolley and Les Brown

Les Brown is considered the greatest motivational speaker on the planet today. At 72 years old, he is still transforming lives all around the world.

Les was born in an abandoned building in Miami, Florida. His mother gave him and his twin brother up for adoption upon birth and he was raised by his adopted mother, Mamie Brown.

Les grew up in the poorest part of Miami and struggled in school. He was labeled “educable mentally retarded,” yet with the help of his mother and a high teacher who encouraged him, Les decided to not let “someone else’s opinion become his reality!”

Les Brown has gone on to become a multi-millionaire, a best-selling author, a national radio and TV personality and one of the most in demand speakers in history.

Les Brown Key Points:

  • “We should learn, earn, and then pass it on.” He quotes Horace Mann, who said, “We should be afraid to die until we’ve made some positive contribution to mankind.”
  • Make a commitment to keep working on your goals and dreams – no matter how old you are. There is still time to create a great today and greater tomorrow.
  • If you can learn to tell you story in a powerful way, it will influence people, help them see your point of view, and also make  you more money.
  • The key to transformation is creating an experience. Many believe that when you speak, you need a lot of information; but if it were just based on information, everyone would be skinny, rich and happy!
  • Use your story to DISTRACT, DISPUTE AND INSPIRE:
  • Distract: You distract them by capturing their attention. This allows people to step out of their story that has them stuck. Instead, take them on a journey using their imagination.
  • Dispute: Now use your story strategically, where you create an experience that helps them overcome their issues. You challenge their current vision and issues that they currently wallow in. You dispute the struggle that they have in their own heads! This makes people realize that “Greater is He that is in them than he that is in the world; they are more than a conqueror.”
  • This makes people say, “Who am I to allow the trivial things I have encountered stop me? I CAN create a new chapter in my life.” And people become ready to make some new choices.
  • Inspire: You get to expand their minds, touch their hearts and IGNITE THEIR SPIRITS! NOW they are ready to make some new choices because of the experience you created!
  • “Once a mind has been expanded with an idea, concept or experience, it can never be satisfied with going back to where it was.”
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Dr. Willie Jolley has achieved remarkable heights in the speaking industry, having come from humble beginnings of being a fired singer, who was replaced by a karaoke machine! He has gone on to be named “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World” by the 175,000 members of Toastmasters International. He has also been inducted into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame as well as achieving the distinction of Certified Speaker Professional by the National Speakers Association. In 2012 he was the recipient of the Ron Brown Distinguished Leadership Award. In 2013 he was named, “One of the Top 5 Leadership Speakers” by and Business Leader of The Year by The African American Chambers of Commerce. Dr. Willie Jolley uses his public platform to pursue his mission of empowering and encouraging people to rise above their circumstances and maximize their God given potential! Many know him as the speaker Ford Motors called on in 2006 when they were on the brink of bankruptcy, and he worked with them in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and in 2009 they were able to reject a government bailout and go on to Billion Dollar profits. No matter the venue, from his exciting television appearances to his Sirius/XM radio show, to corporate audiences like Wal-Mart, GM, Comcast, Verizon, Marriott or The Million Dollar Round Table … Dr. Willie Jolley keeps it moving with high energy and enthusiasm, as he delivers nuggets on how every person can live a better life, one day at a time! Dr. Willie Jolley is the author of several international best-selling books including It Only Takes A Minute To Change Your Life, A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback, Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks and An Attitude of Excellence, which was endorsed by Dr. Stephen Covey. Dr. Jolley holds a Doctorate of Ministry Degree in Faith Driven Achievement from the California Graduate School of Theology, a Master Degree in Theology from Wesley Theological seminary and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from The American University.