Leslie Calvin Brown better known as “Les” Brown is an American motivational speaker, author, former radio DJ. As a motivational speaker, he uses the catch phrase “it’s possible!” to encourage people to follow their dreams
Born into poverty and abandoned as a child, Les Brown has gone on to become one of America’s best-known and highest-paid motivational speakers. His company, Les Brown Unlimited Inc.
A stumbling block in elementary school was when he was mistakenly declared, “Educable mentally retarded,” teachers did not recognize the true potential of little Les Brown. However, he used determination, persistence and belief in his ability to go beyond being a sanitation worker to unleash a course of amazing achievements including broadcast station manager, political commentator and multi-term state representative in Ohio.
As a child, Brown was overactive and mischievous. He struggled in school, finding it impossible to concentrate, and was labeled “educable mentally retarded” in the fifth grade. It was a label he found hard to remove, in large part because he did not try. “They said I was slow so I held to that pace,” he recounted. However, a dedicated teacher saw greater potential. LeRoy Washington, a speech and drama instructor at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, inspired Brown. While in high school, Brown “used to fantasize being onstage speaking to thousands of people,” he related to Jones, “and I used to write on pieces of paper, ‘I am the world’s greatest orator.”‘
When Washington saw potential in Brown, he insisted he live up to it. When he once told Washington in class that he couldn’t perform a task because he was educable mentally retarded, the instructor responded, “Do not ever say that again! Someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
Those words provided Brown’s liberation from his debilitating label. “The limitations you have, and the negative things that you internalize are given to you by the world,” he wrote of his realization. “The things that empower you-the possibilities-come from within.”
The world’s most renowned motivational speaker today , Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity.
Les Brown’s straight-from-the-heart, passion and high-energy, motivates audiences to step beyond their limitations and into their greatness in many ways. Over the past decade, Les has expanded his role from keynote speaker to Master Trainer, creating the kind of workshop learning experience that got him committed to personal-and-professional development many years earlier. His charisma, warmth and humor have transformed ordinary people into extraordinary achievers by using his own life, and his in-depth study of others’ challenges, to build an understanding of what works, what doesn’t work, and why.
Addressing audiences from Denmark to Dubai, Canada to the Caribbean, Les Brown is invited back again and again for his powerful message and the ability to connect deeply with people from all walks of life. It isn’t just his great smile and his way with words that motivates people to take action like never before; when people face roadblocks or adversity it is the depth of his knowledge on achievement that creates lasting results.
Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, touting why you can’t afford to be complacent and to aim high, achieve and actively make an impact on the world.
CHAMPIONS FACE DEFEAT MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE. WHAT THEY GOT IS CALLED STAYING POWER, TO HANG THERE UNTIL THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE STORM TO PASS. THEY CAN COME BACK FROM 7BALLS BEHIND ON THE POOL TABLE AND SINK THE 8BALL FOR THE WIN. THEY CAN COME BACK FROM…
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. King sought equality and human rights for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and all victims of injustice through peaceful protest.
Martin Luther King Jr. became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
Born, Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin. The second child of Martin Luther King Sr., a pastor, and Alberta Williams King, a former schoolteacher. His grandfather began the family’s long tenure as pastors of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, serving from 1914 to 1931; his father has served from then until the present, and from 1960 until his death Martin Luther acted as co-pastor.
After three years of theological study at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania where he was elected president of a predominantly white senior class, he was awarded the B.D. in 1951. With a fellowship won at Crozer, he enrolled in graduate studies at Boston University, completing his residence for the doctorate in 1953 and receiving the degree in 1955. In Boston he met and married Coretta Scott, a young woman of uncommon intellectual and artistic attainments. Two sons and two daughters were born into the family.
Martin Luther King became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Always a strong worker for civil rights for members of his race, King was, by this time, a member of the executive committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the leading organization of its kind in the nation.
On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, secretary of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery bus and was arrested. Activists coordinated a bus boycott that would continue for 381 days. The Montgomery Bus Boycott placed a severe economic strain on the public transit system and downtown business owners. They chose Martin Luther King, Jr. as the protest’s leader and official spokesman.
In 1957 he was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization formed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. The ideals for this organization he took from Christianity; its operational techniques from Gandhi. In the eleven-year period between 1957 and 1968, King traveled over six million miles and spoke over twenty-five hundred times, appearing wherever there was injustice, protest, and action; and meanwhile he wrote five books as well as numerous articles. In these years, he led a massive protest in Birmingham, Alabama, that caught the attention of the entire world, providing what he called a coalition of conscience. and inspiring his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, a manifesto of the Negro revolution; he planned the drives in Alabama for the registration of Negroes as voters; he directed the peaceful march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people to whom he delivered his address, “l Have a Dream”, he conferred with President John F. Kennedy and campaigned for President Lyndon B. Johnson; he was arrested upwards of twenty times and assaulted at least four times; he was awarded five honorary degrees; was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963; and became not only the symbolic leader of American blacks but also a world figure
The March on Washington culminated in King’s most famous address, known as the “I Have a Dream” speech, a spirited call for peace and equality that many consider a masterpiece of rhetoric.
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial—a monument to the president who a century earlier had brought down the institution of slavery in the United States—he shared his vision of a future in which “this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”
The speech and march cemented King’s reputation at home and abroad; later that year he was named “Man of the Year” by TIME magazine and in 1964 became, at the time, the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Imagine yourself standing in line behind a homeless person, both of you are ready to enter the gates of heaven…
In your life on earth you were an overachiever and liked by many but never sought the Lord. The homeless person however was always ignored that had nothing but his daily prayer he would pray often.
Finally, it is your turn In front of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself claims that he does not know you however, he often heard the prayer of the homeless person. Not only does he get into heaven ahead of you but he is blessed with the crown of life.
You are left outside because you’ve never served him and took the time to say a prayer.
I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father
except through me
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ & believe
in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will
Have you ever felt like you are stuck, or hindered from attempting, maintaining, or completing a task or goal? I sure have felt like this. When this happens, we have to fight the negative powers around us. The best thing to do is to PRAY.
Each and every person is influenced one way or another. We are influenced by different things some of us are influenced by our friends and family others are influenced by the news or what goes on around them either way to be influenced mean to affect or change the decision making of someone as they mature, behave, or think is to walk in a direction or live your life in a way that is not your completely your choice.
Fear is bondage. Fear can paralyze you and prevent you from fulfilling the destiny that God has prepared for you. Fear can make you feel insecure, and plague you with unhealthy side effects from panic attacks to sleep disorders. Fear is a spiritual condition, This is why you cannot reason fear away. You cannot tell someone who is struggling with fear and gripped by panic attacks to just stop being fearful. This spiritual condition cannot be remedied naturally. Fear can be relieved only by a personal encounter with Jesus Christ.
Dear reader, with each of the Lord’s blessings you experience, be encouraged to know that many more blessings are coming your way. Just as there are many seeds in one fruit, so each of Jesus’ blessings contains many seeds that will go on to provide many more blessings for you and your family.
WHEN YOU BEEN BROKE BEFORE AND KNOW HOW TO GET THROUGH WITH THE LITTLE YOU HAVE. BEEN IN FIGHTS BEFORE AND STILL KEEP A KIND HEART OR HAD A WHOLE YEAR OF JUST GETTING BY AND STILL REMAIN A BELIEVER IN CHRIST. THERE IS A TOUGHNESS BORN IN YOUR AFFLICTION.