Tagged: Passion

Passion in Action

Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner! You may have noticed.

So as a warm up to the big day, I’m sharing a few speeches from one of my favorite football players: former Baltimore Raven and future Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis.

Yesterday I talked about the importance of demonstrating passion in what we do, whether it’s delivering a speech or riding an indoor cycle. And no one personifies passion more than Lewis, both on and off the field.

No wonder Lewis is such a sought-after speaker for both professional and collegiate audiences alike.

Lewis is powerful and humble at once. You’re ready to take to the football field after hearing him speak, even if you’ve never donned shoulder pads and cleats–and know that you never will.

That’s what good speakers do: they tap their passion to speak with conviction, inspiring their audiences to act: to work harder and aim higher in all of life’s arenas.

We should all try to emulate Lewis’ example when we speak: tap your passion, and leave your mark.

I expect the current players to do the same. Who will seize the day, and play and speak with passion? There’s no bigger stage than the Super Bowl to do so.

I’ll be watching!

Walking Out–and Riding Back.

The only group exercise class I ever walked out of was an indoor cycling class.

That’s what I tell people when I am asked about my passion for indoor cycling classes, both as a student, and as an instructor.

Teaching the type of class I walked out of? How did that happen?  Continue reading