Don't Be Ashamed of Your StoryYesterday night, I received a wonderful surprise message from an audience member who listened to me speak a month ago.

I was deeply touched that my message inspired him. Before this journey into motivational speaking I had all these doubts, who would listen to me? I’m not a celebrity or a famous person.

What I came to realize was that was my alter ego speaking to me; my negative inner chatter telling me I’m crazy, not good enough, who do you think you are, forget about your dreams, stay small and crawl back into the hole you came from. This is what I believed and felt as a teen.

My message to all of you who feel unfulfilled in life, to let go, stop living for others, and start doing things for yourself. The average lifespan of a human being is 80 years old.

Don’t you feel you deserve to make every second in your life count? Make it happen starting today!

Share this with someone if this message resonates with you

Some people learn to lose.Others lose and learn. - GSP

Failure is the road to success. It informs us of what is working and what is not. Use failure as a feedback mechanism in providing you with valuable information on the right ingredients to add to your recipe for success.

George St. Pierre

thank you

Dear Professor Raz!

I just wanted to write you a note to tell you how much I appreciate you. I’m sure you’re very aware that I’m not the best student in the world. Whether you realize it or not, you have changed my life in many ways.

To be honest with you, at first, I did not enjoy coming to your classes, not because of you but because it was challenging. I was so uncomfortable with being challenged, since I was taught from very young age the idea that ‘females’ cannot be greater or not as equal as men and therefore I shouldn’t even try my best to improve myself.

I remember acting sick just to get out of class every time. After few months, the random interesting facts you said and the lessons you taught gave me a newfound love of learning jiu-jitsu, which I still have. You’re more than likely wondering how these events changed my life. They taught me that challenges often bring happiness and pride and build character.

Now, instead of shying away from an obstacle I take it head-on. You have taught me that and changed my life. Instead of just appreciating and complimenting my efforts in class, you set the bar higher and pushed me to do better in life as well.

Thank you for being a remarkable teacher, and I am very grateful to have you as not just a teacher, but mentor, inspiration and father figure to all of us.

Thank you!


I received this message not long ago. It brought a lot of feeling of emotion inside me, my wife cried when she read it. I'm truly humbled and honored to have positively impacted people’s lives over the years. It has filled my life with passion, purpose and meaning. How are you positively impacting the world around you? Please feel free to share your story. I would love to hear from you.