Yes, high quality image I know. Daymond John spoke last night at Baldwin Wallace University and I was lucky enough to attend. There were strict instructions given before the talk began that no photography, video or audio recordings would be allowed. When Daymond came out, he acknowledged the world of constant connection that we live in today and told everyone to get out their phones for three poses and that was it. He told the crowd gleefully, “if you don’t tweet it, it didn’t happen”. It was nice of him to do that, but it was also nice to see everyone, myself included, hanging on to every word without a face buried in a phone capturing the moment that was actually HAPPENING right then.
I won’t spend the time giving you a bio on Daymond John, you have google, but his story is truly inspiring. He’s completely self-made, has had absolutely nothing and now can have whatever he chooses. Daymond was very real, very amicable and was not afraid to poke fun at himself and other celebrities. It was very easy to see that he is someone that not only enjoys his life, but also what he does. His message was clear: “dream big, then bigger”. Every point that he discussed could be related to a multitude of situations, professional, personal, educational and more. The message or any part of it, could be easily transferable between situations and people and that’s part of the reason why it rang so clearly. Think about Daymond’s five SHARK goals as they pertain to your own life and write them down somewhere that you know you will see them.
Set a goal
Remember you’re the brand
My favorite line of the evening though? “Responsibility must be taken, it is not earned or given”. Let that sit for a bit and think about what you need to do to take responsibility ANYWHERE in your life.
Seeing a super successful, motivating and engaging celebrity speak isn’t a bad way to spend a snowy night in Cleveland. Also? What song would YOU come out to if you were asked to speak at an event??
You can buy Daymond John’s new, best selling book The Power of Broke, HERE