I first heard of Les Brown on a PBS special when I was 18 years old. Yes, listening to him helped me overcome a lot of baggage that could have hampered me in my adult years. I was so delighted to finally meet him at the age of 42 in 2008 at the Lake Lanier resort in Atlanta, GA. He sent me free tickets to meet him and I could not believe that he remembered taking with me and corresponded back with tickets to boot.
When I listen to a motivational speaker I am given a boost of energy that transcends into my everyday life. To hear how others have overcome insurmountable obstacles makes my problems look small and insignificant in comparison. It gives me the kick in the rear end that we all need on occasion.