“Unforgiveness is like drinking poison yourself and waiting for the other person to die.”

-Marianne Williamson

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As a youth motivational speaker, most of the time people come to me for ‘inspiration’. So it was a nice change of pace sitting down with NFL veteran Jon Dorenbos who truly inspired with his story and words. One sound bite that really stood out to me was when he told me this:

“The key to success is simple. You have to work hard and treat people right. If you do that, people will want to see you win.”

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For some reason, this really connected with me in a strong way. I’m sure I’ve heard this before, from a different messenger, but coming from Jon it really struck a different chord and I haven’t been able to shake it since!

Jon is a stud. I didn’t know very much about him going into the podcast other than some of the highlights: he’s a NFL veteran, a top magician who almost won the show America’s Got Talent and he’s hosted the ELLEN show on numerous occasions!

I was shocked when I heard Jon’s story in person. He opened up about losing his mom at a young age and how he chose to forgive his father and got better not bitter. Such a powerful message and example I came away motivated to not just to work harder, but also wanting to be a better person.

This podcast will make you ask yourself:

What is my excuse? What and who are I blaming for me problems?

How Jon bounced back from his traumatic experience really puts life into perspective and what I really enjoyed about Jon is his ability to find humor in the obstacles that life throws your way. It’s amazing how big of a difference being able to laugh at the bumps in the road makes. Or, dare I say it another way…? Attitude is everything!

I think you guys will really dig Jon and get a kick out of this episode. Jon actually is now recovering from a heart surgery we wish you a speedy recovery Jon! I’m sure you are finding a way to laugh your way through this situation too…’we’re alive baby!’

Whether you are in middle school, high school, college or the adult world remember: Life is pretty darn good, and we all have a lot to be thankful for.

Stay blessed!

In the full episode, you will learn:

  • The power forgiveness can play in your life
  • How to bounce back from adversity
  • A simple formula for success
  • Tips on finding the right partner
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