This morning at 6:05am I got a message from a friend telling me that my favorite World Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, was delivering a seminar tonight.
The only thing was it was two hours north in Thousand Oaks through LA rush hour traffic.
When you get a chance to meet and learn from someone who is where you want to be, you just have to do it, no matter what the effort needed.
I learned so much in the space of an hour and a half that my mind was overflowing with ideas and inspiration by the end.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better he said this: “To become a better speaker, you must first become a better person.” That comment floored me, and made me realize that is what I had driven for two hours to hear. That one concept I know will take me to the next level.
Thank you @dananjaya_h for your incredible insights, inspiration and willingness to share your gifts with the world.
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