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Those people were honestly trying to help me. I went in there as I was: a person badly in need of the kind of help and advice that would bridge the enormous gap between being an ex-con with a dream and a motivational speaker with an action plan. I was willing to do anything required of me. Many of us ask for help, but then lose our way. We sit in classrooms and instead of paying attention and absorbing valuable lessons, we try to show off or become the teacher ourselves.
My internship as a motivational speaker was probably about as tough as it gets. I started with high school kids — and believe me, there is no tougher crowd than a room packed with more than a thousand noisy teenagers, who are all out to prove how generally unimpressed they are with everything. But the sound was terrible and my CD had already been played to death so much in my car that the track started jumping. I recovered what little dignity I could scrape together and finished my talk.
I never used any technical gimmicks ever again. I developed a set of talks that never needed any CD player, laptop, PowerPoint projector or even a microphone. They ridiculed what they failed to understand.
I stayed focused. I spoke at places where the audiences were at first not the least bit interested in what I had to say, and I learned that you have the first sixty seconds to turn that around — I figured out how to get that right. I was asked the most brutal questions by school children and I learnt how to field almost anything and everything. Chubb gave me my first opportunity, but I never took anything for granted.
I lived off lozenges and TCP, and I would speak no matter how sick I felt, no matter how bad my flu was, no matter my mood or my migraine. I endlessly watched videos and listened to recordings. It only really matters when you are absolutely bloody amazing at it.
Putting in those hard yards with the school kids finally began to pay off. Those kids all had parents and some of those parents had businesses — some of them owned entire industries.
Then we got braver and it went to R5 It just kept getting more expensive all the time. At some talks, I later earned R50 an hour, and the main reason I could charge that was that some companies were willing to pay that. I started out doing it for free, but I built up momentum steadily.
The snowball effect is as true today as when it was first mentioned. If you roll a small snowball down a snowy mountainside, by the time it gets to the bottom it might be as big as a car. Please enter the message. Please verify that you are not a robot. Would you also like to submit a review for this item? You already recently rated this item. Your rating has been recorded. Write a review Rate this item: 1 2 3 4 5.
So one morning, instead of looking after the goats as she was meant to, she stole off and ran the equivalent of an Olympic 10K to announce herself at the little school. Half the school year had already elapsed, but Tegla attended class every day from then on, running barefoot across the valleys and hills of Kenya, every morning and afternoon. She caught up and passed Grade 1 that same year. Most importantly, when she and other kids from her village all ran to school together, she realised she could outrun kids much older.
Years later, she was refused permission to be part of the Kenyan running association. They explained that her build was too small. But, after coming 17th at her first major competition, the Barcelona Olympics, she went on to beat every last female runner in the Kenyan stable.