Speech at Camp Pocono Trails

18 Aug

I have been honored to ask to speak at Pocono Trails in Pa. This camp is an outstanding camp that helps so many kids find their way in life. My daughter Kayleigh is a counselor there and was instrumental in getting me invited to speak. Here is my speech:

I. Introduction:
Let me begin my speech by saying that I am honored and humbled to be asked to speak to you today.

Secondly, I want you to know that I am not here to lecture to you. I am here today with a very simple message: You are Valuable!

It is my hope and desire that what I have to say will be heard with your ears, processed in your brain, felt in your heart, but most importantly lived out in your life.

II. Background:
A. Basketball coach at Gtown
B. travelled the world with game
C. Have spoken in 15 different countries

Today is not about me! Today is about you! Everyone of you are Valuable. For whatever reason that you are here it is b/c someone saw the value in you and loved you enough to send you to an incredible camp like this. To find what you need , to SEE the value in YOURSELF!

You see I speak from a unique perspective: My daughter(Kayleigh) was a camper and is now has returned as a counselor. So when I say to you that you are Valued it is b/c my wife just like your parents or your support system made that very hard, tough decision to send her to THIS camp so that we could help her see her VALUE and strive to reach her potential.

Everyone of us has potential for greatness, it is our gift from God. You know what those gifts are. But with potential comes responsibility.
YOU have to try to live up to that responsibility of reaching you full potential.

Another idea that I want to share with you is “INSIDE VOICES vs outside voices. We make the choice everyday of which voices we choose to listen to. You see the “inside voices” are the voices that believes in you, love you, support you, tells you you can do and you will do it! And the OUTSIDE voice is filled with telling you can’t, give up, it is too hard and don’t even try.

In conclusion, I just want to say to you these five things:
1. You are valuable
2. You have potential for greatness
3. Listen to your inside voice.
4. Run your own race at your own pace
5. Be a blessing to someone else daily.

Thank you !

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