In April 2015, I had the privilege to spend some time with the famous motivational speaker, Mr. Les Brown. I was with Les and his team while he delivered one of his great speeches to more than twenty thousand people in Poznan, Poland. After his performance, we had some private time in his sky box in the stadium. While relaxing, and listening to other speakers, he asked me to tell him about myself. When I finished my story, he said:
“You are all about reinventing yourself.”
As usual, when I am confronted with something that I can’t fully understand, I started to ponder on what he said and what I said as well. I looked up the definition of “reinventing yourself.” The definition was:
“To change the way that you behave, or the things that you do, so that people think of you as a different kind of person.”
I went from college to prison; prison to university; single to married; married to single; and again from single to married. I also went from: a medical doctor and scientist to a businessman; a businessman to a physical worker and emigrant; a physical worker and emigrant to a salesman; a salesman to a consultant; a consultant to a programmer; a programmer to a manager; a manager to an entrepreneur; an entrepreneur to a speaker; from a speaker to an author…
Yes, Les Brown was right! I am all about reinventing myself, but aren’t we all the same? Aren’t we all reinventing ourselves all the time?
What I learned is that reinventing is nothing else but the result of activities which lead to change, and change is part of our life, whether we want it or not.
Mr. Les Brown, whose words inspired me to share my stories and use my voice will be in London on 20-01-2018. We met briefly and had very little time together, but it was his energy and the way he said,: “You have a story and you have a voice,” that made me think and made me believe that my story can matter. I can hear these words even now! If you want to meet him go to www.lesbrowninlondon.com ; Les Brown is a person to see and to listen to!