First Double Above-Knee Amputee To Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro
Young children are full of incredible insights about the universe; after all, they’re looking at it with fresh eyes. One thing you’ll notice if you talk to them about almost any topic is that they like to ask why. Why is the grass green, why is the sky blue? You can explain to them that the way the sun’s light bounces off of molecules is what makes the sky blue, but they’ll be sure to ask why that is too; no matter what answer you give them, there’s always a deeper connection to be made, another cause for the effect.
Motivation is the cause for most effects in our own lives; it might be prudent of us to ask ourselves why when we take actions, much like we would have as small children. Sometimes what motivates us can be a sense of moral duty or responsibility. Other times, it can be simple pleasure-seeking and pain aversion. More often than not, what motivates us is quite simply habit; we do what we do because that’s the way we’ve always done it, and we don’t know any other way to be.
Learning the source of our motivations, pinpointing exactly what behaviours and ideas motivate us, and using that knowledge to steer our habits, actions, and lives in the right direction is one of the most powerful tools we have for growth as human beings. When you understand what motivates the people in your organization, and when they understand what gets them out of bed in the morning, everyone will be happier and more productive. You’ll be able to break bad habits, orient yourself towards purpose, and build towards a greater future.
To this end, our speakers won’t just motivate you; they’ll give you the tools to find motivation within yourself. Warren MacDonald has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro; an incredible feat even before you consider he did it as a double above-knee amputee. He’ll enlighten you with tales about how challenge and adversity can lead to opportunity, and discuss how perception and a positive mindset can motivate you to achieve greatness. You might have a bucket list, but should it take a life-threatening illness to motivate you to accomplish it? Having played soccer with President Obama and raised over 400,000$ for charity just because it was on his bucket list, Ben Nemtin and the guys from The Buried Life certainly don’t think you. They’ll ask you what you want to accomplish before you die and help you realize that your life’s dreams are within your grasp, even in the bleakest moments. Chantal Petitclerc, the most decorated Paralympian in Canadian history, now a Canadian Senator, will discuss how accepting what you can and can’t control can motivate you to be your best self.
There are other incredible speakers on our roster, all of whom have stories to tell about what motivation is, how to harness it, and what’s worked for them. Imagine again a small child asking you why you’re doing something; the answer is because it’s meaningful to you – you’re motivated.
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