I recently had the chance to see author/speaker Rene Godefroy and was moved by the passion that the man brought to the stage. He was born into poverty in Haiti and found his way to the United States as a young man. He worked a variety of jobs while learning to speak English and discovering his internal calling that has lead him to become a professional speaker.
His message is one of self-reliance, avoiding excuses and going the extra mile. His success has come from his own hard work and he is clearly thankful for the opportunities that he has found in the United States of America.
After hearing him speak, I also had the chance to talk with him later that evening in a social setting. He is the real deal, the same man of integrity and passion that he was on the stage. I was moved by his story and his work ethic as a professional speaker.
I write about him here, as every post on the blog in December is about celebrating people of success and passion. Rene Godefroy deserves that recognition.
Have A Great Day.
****The Celebrate Passion Project on "The Some Assembly Required Blog" will run all month in December 2007. Every post this month will touch on honoring people who have a special spark for life or helping others (and me!) to discover ways to re-ignite our internal passions for our world.
I challenge other bloggers who read this to dedicate one day in December on their blog to "The Celebrate Passion Project", and in their own way praise those they encounter who have a special way of expressing the excitement in their soul. And then encourage your readers to do the same!