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You better

Wed, 2013-06-12 03:03

Have you ever heard that old saying “Talk is cheap”? It’s a reference to it’s easy to say something but very hard to do it. We typically sabotage ourselves by playing small or making excuses.

It got me thinking of an idea. Almost a pledge! Something that if you are really committed to being the best in something then you BETTER be committed to being the greatest you can be. Make no exceptions. Persevere. Fight. Fall down 6 times and get up 7.

If you want to be adventurous, YOU BETTER leave the safe harbour of the known.
If you want to be an all-star athlete, YOU BETTER work out more then the minimum.
If you want to be a world class leader, YOU BETTER commit to self improvement.
If you want to be an amazing son/daughter, YOU BETTER tell your parents you love them.
If you want to be an author, YOU BETTER write at least a page a day.
If you want to be Red Seal Chef, YOU BETTER read the great cook books.
If you want to be great teacher, YOU BETTER spend your summers working with children and not drinking in bars.
If you want to be an amazing parent, YOU BETTER schedule real family time with your children.
If you want to be an exceptional human, YOU BETTER be kind, love more than most and commit to something far greater than you.
If you want more quality friends, YOU BETTER listen twice as much as you talk about yourself.
If you want to be create a successful business, YOU BETTER deliver far more service than your competition.
If you want to be an ‘A’ student, YOU BETTER say no more to social opportunities and yes more to learning more.

We can all do “better”. We can all improve a bit. Yes, it’s true that if you do a bit better than you did a year ago you’ve improved. But if you want to be the best and truly live your passion, goal or dream. Then YOU BETTER decide that today there is no other option than success.

I believe in you, YOU BETTER too.

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  • Stu Speaks

    Students were very engaged, enthusiastic and excited. Stu is hilarious…seriously. “Humour is never a bad thing” said one student.

    ~Annalisa Varano - Vice Principal - St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
  • Stu Speaks

    They say a great presenter “leaves them wanting more”. Well, we loved your presentation and the entire team asked me when you will be back! You are truly STUpendous!

    ~Nancy Klensch - Founder of Summit Kids
  • Stu Speaks

    Stu is an energetic, entertaining and dynamic presenter. He captures is audiences’ attention and keeps the room engaged for the entire presentation! His stories in his presentation captures everyone at different points, even the teachers!

    ~Sara Meaney - Cobourg Collegiate Institute
  • Stu Speaks

    Stu was great! Staff and students felt it really broke the anxiety in the building and we even got cupcakes today from one of the students.

    ~Carrie Rowlandson - William Aberhart High School, Calgary Alberta
  • Stu Speaks

    Stu was fantastic. There is nothing better than seeing 600 adolescents laughing their heads off. He delivers a terrific message and has the entire audience engaged, thinking, listening and most importantly laughing within seconds, and he keeps it going for over an hour. Thanks again on behalf of the Shores!!

    ~Doug Woods - Vice Principal, Nantyr Shores Secondary School
  • Stu Speaks

    Stu’s speech did exactly what I hoped it would do when I tried to bring him in: it brought the school together for a good laugh while empowering the student body to be the change they wish to see in their classroom. I feel he hit this goal perfectly.

    ~Steven Fotheringham - Oakville Trafalgar High School
  • Stu Speaks

    I really liked how the speech really just seemed like Stu was telling us funny stories, but he always related it back to the overall message. It didn’t sound like a speech at all, it was as if he was just talking to the crowd. I would say that he is excellent in connecting with the audience and keeping them entertained. There was not a two minute period in Stu’s speech were nobody was laughing. He kept us amused throughout the entire presentation. I thought he was perfect.

    ~James Palloto
  • Stu Speaks

    I would highly recommend Stu, his engaging personality was a real hook for the students and his messages were ones that many of them could identify with. The humour was great and the students shared that they enjoyed the presentation.

    ~Teresa Fowler - W.H. Croxford High School, Airdrie, Alberta
  • Stu Speaks

    Stu is personable. Students are willing to listen to him. They enjoy listening to him. He has a message, but he is also entertaining. He is fun to listen to and students don’t feel talked down to or preached at.

    ~Tanya Lacey - McKinnon Park Secondary School, Caledonia, ON
  • Stu Speaks

    I was at the OCA conference on May 6th, and I just wanted to thank you on being such a wicked keynote… you definitely put me back in the camp mindset and reminded me of what’s truly important about the up-coming summer. Once again, a job very well done.

    ~Emily Summers
  • Stu Speaks

    The students really enjoyed Stu’s humour and low-key but critical message about getting involved and getting the most out of their High School experience. I would recommend Stu as a speaker who relates well to students, is funny, and gets the message out without preaching.

    Thank you,

    ~Lynn Toye