A few years ago I sat in a small group of people with the founder of the Christian Motorcyclist Association. This man had a heart big enough to care for everyone you know. At the time, I listened to him speak about how the churches in our country are missing it; a few days later, I watched his words in action as we buried a friend together.
In this week we focused on motivation and inspiration, today I want to wrap up our theme with one of the greatest speakers I have heard, who inspired me for the 4th time this year just last weekend. He is a Godly man who spent most of his talk illustrating through stories of his own life what we all need to do to make the world better – not telling you what to do, but showing you. This is a change from many of the speakers out there.
Many know this man as Agent Pierce on the TV series 24. Glenn Morshower is a speaker who will grab your attention. Step by step he will explain his life to you, not telling you what you need to fix in your life, but sharing what he felt he had to do in life to make the world a place that was better.
Leaving the event last weekend, I felt challenged that I needed to change some things in my life. Now Glenn did not tell me to change; he simply explained how he goes the extra mile to make this world a better place, then shared the idea that if people would look at all areas of life, and not just one part of it, they could find the solutions.
Glenn uses stories from his life, then relates them to the world around us to give us thoughts about ourselves. But there was one action in particular that Glenn took last weekend that made me take a strong look in the mirror and find areas I need to change.
After our seminar we had a party that we both attended. My wife and her father made it to the party, but could not make the seminar. This was the first time my wife was able to meet Glenn. I watched Glenn get up from his chair and his meal to greet her and my father-in-law, Alfred, like they were the celebrities, with a handshake and warm heartfelt greeting that said, “It’s an honor to meet you.” Glenn is the celebrity but he treated my family like THEY were celebrities.
Many stories and life lessons can be heard when Glenn Morshower speaks, but the lessons he lives everyday in his life taught me more. An actor, speaker, celebrity, stood up to greet a man he never met and said, “It’s an honor to meet you.”
I want to finish up this week with two challenges. First, I challenge you to find out where any of this week’s featured speakers are speaking and invest in a ticket to that event to hear them speak. And second, think about how you greet everyone you meet. Is it an honor to meet them? Are you the first to give them respect? Stop looking to be the big shot; stop telling everyone who you are and what you’re about. Stand up and greet them by looking them in their eyes and getting to know them. Be respectful of them. Let’s change the world through this simple act of respect.
Remember what Zig said: “You can have anything in life you want, but first you must help enough other people get what they want.”
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you willing to do what it takes to live like a RockStar in your world?
PS : Yes that is my bike Glenn is sitting on he make it look so cool.