I’ve been following the great John C. Maxwell, a gifted motivational speaker, for roughly 15 years, subscribing to his email updates from way back when. His words inspired me; they gave me comfort.
But like many inspirational greats I’ve listened to and/or followed, they really haven’t taught me one single thing.
Now before you get your undies in a bundle, let me explain.
These respected people, such as John, are my equals, and justly so. They have the same thoughts as I do; they speak the same language as I do; they even want to change the world in the same way I want to—and do!
No, I have not learned one thing from John C. Maxwell; however, I am in alignment with him and all the other inspirational and motivational speakers. Plus, I can do what they do, too!
In fact, I have!
I’ve given live workshops, teleseminars, and web-radio interviews. I’ve spoken from a lectern. I’ve written several books. I’ve inspired. I’ve encouraged. And I’ve supported women and men that have dreams or lost their jobs or sadly, a loved one, helping them transition back into the fields of positivity and possibility.
Why is it that I—and not even you—don’t learn anything from these great and wonderful Wizard-of-Oz type leaders?
It’s because these ever-generous, deeply heart-centered souls awaken the sleeping attributes that already exist within our very being.
I love John C. Maxwell. I love Dr. Wayne Dyer. I love Eckhart Tolle. I love Marianne Williamson and Maya Angelou. I have so many loves! [smile]
OK. In all honesty I did learn from them all, and many more not quite as famous. Each individual shared a piece of their wisdom that helped to shape the type of inspirational and motivational speaker, writer, and leader I want to be and have become. But I wouldn’t have learned one single thing if it hadn’t already existed in my heart, mind, or soul.
Take a moment, or longer, and reflect on those who inspire, encourage, and support you. Do you learn from them? Or are you in alignment with them, their message, feelings, or experiences?
Certainly is interesting to ponder, isn’t it.
As always, I’d be most interested in hearing your thoughts on this topic.
Have a most wonderful day and Dream On!
“I found my voice when I found myself.” ~John C. Maxwell
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee has co-facilitated mastermind groups and appeared as a regular columnist for online communities. She is a member of Toastmasters International.
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