Three years ago I gave a brief talk about my son, Frank,
at one of seminars. Now, keep in mind that this was a 3-day
seminar and I had already spoken for over a dozen hours on
marketing, having a prosperity consciousness, self-image – and
But on the final day of the seminar, about an hour before we were
to begin, my mind flashed upon something that I thought I should
present, off-the-cuff – even though it wasn’t part of the curriculum
for the event.
On a piece of hotel stationary, which I still have before me on my
desk, I wrote the following:
5 Things I Love About My Son
1. I love my son because he’s happy most of the time.
2. I love my son because he loves to learn more than
he already knows – and he is coachable.
3. I love my son because he shows his true feelings and
4. I love my son because he see what he wants and isn’t
afraid to ask for what he wants.
5. Most importantly, I love my son because he is a reminder
to me of the little person residing inside all of us – a reminder
of the person who came into the world to succeed, not to fail.
The talk I gave about my son lasted about 40 minutes. When I
finished we took a short break. I had no idea how it was going
to register with the audience. It was a very emotional topic for
me – and truly from the heart.
Here’s what happened: One attendee after another came up to
me and said, “That talk you just gave was worth the entire amount
I paid to attend.”
I was stunned. For two days I had been teaching from the manuals
we gave out. And they loved what I had taught. But the one thing
that I did “off the cuff” in a stream-of-consciousness manner, was
the segment they liked most.
This taught me an important lesson. It taught me that although people
care about what you know on your topic – they care a lot more about
WHO you are as a person. And what I told about my son in those 40
minutes revealed a side of me they had never seen, and didn’t expect.
From that seminar forward, every time I have spoken before an audience,
I have made sure that I deliver a chunk of WHO I am as a person. Not a
sliver or a slice either. I give them the whole pie.
Today, take a moment to go into the Theatre of Your Mind. Recall who you
were as a young child. Imagine and understand that this child is still within
you – and it is up to YOU to let him or her out.
Let the child inside of you be happy; let him explore the world and learn;
let him show his emotions and feelings; let him ask for what he wants from
life; and let him recognize that he holds a connection with YOU – your BIG
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