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Les Brown Has Been Saying What You Need to Hear For Over Over 20 Years

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Les Brown is a motivational speaker who has been getting people into the positive zone for over 20 years. I first watched his speeches when they were carried on PBS television in the early to mid 1990’s. At that time I was in my twenties. While I really enjoyed his motivation talks, at that point in my life I really didn’t know what to do with it. To put that to good use, you really need a certain level of maturity. Now, I’m not saying that it isn’t of benefit to anyone who can comprehend the concepts, but as with Tony Robbins’ body of work, to put that knowledge to the kind of use that leads to a better lifestyle, making more money, or things of that nature, you need to have real goals.

Let me explain, at least from my perspective.

At that time I was out of school and I thought I was doing what I needed to do to lay the foundation for a successful life. I was already university educated by my parents’ good graces, and either working or headed for traditional work. What did I know? I didn’t know any better. I didn’t know that just working for others wouldn’t get me anywhere without a professional degree or occupation that really paid the kind of money that you need to really get ahead. I bought into the bullshit that they feed you in this society.

I’ll get to more of that later, but I did file all of that Les Brown speaker mojo away.


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Les Brown Motivational Speaker Extraordinaire Speaks Univeral Truths

As I said earlier, I have known of Les Brown motivational speaker for over 20 years. I still remember being enthralled watching this charismatic man’s speeches on the public television (PBS) pledge specials in the early to mid 1990’s. Not all of the pieces were together yet in my head. I can say that I carried around many of his anecdotes with me for years. There was one that he used about no one being able to run the 1 minute mile until someone had done it, thus proving that it could be done. That was a powerful one at the time, and I have since heard many people use it. I’m not saying that Les was the first to use that, he probably wasn’t, but he was the first that I heard it from. Les Brown also mentions “the Universe” providing the answers. Now, I think that Les may also be a Christian man, although he doesn’t get into religion all that much in the speeches that I have heard, but he is apparently friends with Dr. Wayne Dyer and he knew Zig Zigler and he travels in those circles of wise men who understand the meshing of old religious truths and how many have morphed into a post religious body of wisdom.

Les Brown Quotes for You to Live By

I have a whole group of Les Brown quotes that I am going to place below this, so that you can get a feel for what he speaks about. Now, you may say that they are common sense, but many people overlook that stuff and they also let their negative self talk and negative friends and family overspeak the universal truths that Les Brown quotes embody.


If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let
your reason get you back up.

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you
places that will amaze you.

If you are carrying strong feelings about something that happened in your past, they may hinder your
ability to live in the present.

Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality.

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling
in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.

Your smile will give you a positive countenance that will make people feel comfortable around you.

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.

Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means
you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

Honor your commitments with integrity.

Forgive those who have hurt you.

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles
and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.

If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are
forced to expand your consciousness.

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.

I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles
and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.

Goals help you channel your energy into action.

There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.

Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.

You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.

In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the

business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows
are merely the bait.

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the
courage to live his dreams.

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies,
design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.

You take on the responsibility for making your dream a reality.

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

Unlike productions in the other arts, all television shows are born to destroy two other shows.

Your ability to communicate is an important tool in your pursuit of your goals, whether it is with your
family, your co-workers or your clients and customers.


What is the Les Brown Biography?

Les Brown and his twin brother were born on the floor of an abandoned building in Liberty City (Miami) Florida, a poor area. His biological mother had to give them up since she became pregnant with them when her husband was away in the military. She said that if he found out that her life would be in danger. She gave them to his adopted mother, Mrs. Mamie Brown, and insisted that she never separate them. Mrs. Mamie Brown promised and kept her word. What a good woman she must have been.

When he was in school, Les Brown was labeled as educative mentally retarded and held back a year. Later on, while taking the place of a friend in a class, and being caught, the teacher told him to write the answer to a problem on the board. That teacher scolded him when he repeated that diagnosis while saying that he couldn’t answer a problem on the chalk board. The teacher told him to never let anyone’s opinion of him define his experience, and that changed his life.

Later Les Brown managed to get a job at a radio station as a helper. After being refused work several times, he pestered the station owner into letting him work there by being tenacious and coming back day after day asking if there was work. He would fetch their lunch and drive the DJs’ cars and that sort of menial work. He paid his dues. He watched them in the studio and memorized how they worked the controls and learned how to be a DJ by observation.

One day, one of the DJ’s was drinking and got too drunk to perform. The station owner told him to call the other DJ’s. He said “yes sir” and pretended to call. Later he called back and said he couldn’t find anyone. The boss told him to go and change the records and to not say anything. He called his family and friends and said to turn on their radios because he was going on the air! He went on and did his fast talking and ended up being a local celebrity.

Later on, Les Brown went into politics and was elected to political office. He had his mama do a radio ad saying that he was her boy and that she raised him right and to please vote for him because he was “a good boy”. He won the election.

So those were the days before Les Brown became a celebrated public speaker. Les Brown motivational speaker was formed from these early experiences. He tells these stories in his many speeches and I have watched them so many times that I have memorized them. Mr. Brown is a very charismatic speaker and he really relays his enthusiasm and gets you into the whole positive thinking mantra. He quotes famous historical people and relays wisdom and quotes from these great thinkers.

My Thoughts on Les Brown Motivational Speaker

I first heard all of these Les Brown quotes when I saw his speeches on PBS in the early 1990’s. At that time I was a twenty something who had been exposed to the network marketing world, which utilizes many positive thinking techniques to keep people motivated, and I was always drawn to better ways of thinking. I had already seen those late night infomercials for the Anthony Robbins courses, bought Anthony Robbins books, and was into much “expanded consciousness” type of readings. I read everything from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, to Anthony Robbins’ books, to the Seth books which channeled a disembodied spirit who liked to comment on the state of expanded human consciousness.

Les Brown and his motivational speaking was a natural fit for someone like me.

The problem that I had with any of these bodies of work was that these gurus could talk until they were blue in the face about success and taking massive action, but unless you were in a sales job or a network marketing gig, (or motivational speaking like they were) good luck making it big using their principles. That being said, that knowledge is very valuable and also was a kind of precursor to the later types of concepts taught in works like The Secret.

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With the advent of the internet, all bets are off. Now anyone with the motivation, the time, the desire, drive, and a little bit of operating capital (money) can start a blog, a website, an internet knowledge and marketing business and reach the entire world without having to be able to afford radio or TV advertising. So, I and many others use this knowledge in the field of internet marketing to reach fellow seekers who also want to find a better way. We use this to teach what we have learned in this field and how to apply it to make money in all sorts of internet connected operations like internet marketing, SEO, network marketing, MLM, affiliate marketing, or what have you.

I believe that these are the major areas where ANYONE can stake a claim, regardless of professional training and no need for formal education or a fancy resumé. If you would like to get an idea, check out the products that I deal with, and the compensation plan of the main company that I work with, and if it strikes you right, hit me up at my partner page in order to join me.

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Les Brown, now almost to his 70’s, still continues to motivate people, along with his daughter, Ona Brown. You can find the Les Brown website here.

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