Motivational Speech: I’am A Winner by Eric Thomas & Les Brown

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Eric D. Thomas (born September 3, 1970) is an American motivational speaker, author and minister. Speeches by Thomas have been widely viewed and are popular on YouTube.

Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown (born February 17, 1945) is an American motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician. As a politician, he is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives. As a motivational speaker, he uses the catch phrase “it’s possible!” and teaches people to follow their dreams as he learned to do. He was the host of The Les Brown Show.

Eric Thomas & Les Brown | I’AM A WINNER (Motivational Speech)

Transcript of the Video:
you run around with losers you will end
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up a loser
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unconsciously unconsciously you will
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pick up their ways you’ll pick up their
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habits you’ll pick up most importantly
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their attitude about life if you run
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cynical negative people all the time you
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will become cynical and negative so you
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got to watch yourself many of us are
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living out the lives of other people
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living out their conclusions living out
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of their consciousness the other thing
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is that you begin to look at looking at
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your life and looking at what it is that
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you want to achieve another crucial
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thing that you must do is align yourself
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with powerful people
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[Music]
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align yourself with people that can
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encourage you people that can empower
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you people that you can learn from
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people that you can grow from you want
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to align yourself with people who think
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like you people who dream like you
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people who one watt of light people that
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are stretching and searching and seeking
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from higher ground in life
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[Music]
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see it’s easy to be on the bottom it
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doesn’t take any effort to be a loser
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doesn’t take any motivation any Drive in
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order to stay down there in a low level
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but it calls on everything in you ladies
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and gentlemen you have to harness your
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will to say I’m going to challenge
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myself sometimes I have to pull myself
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out of insuk come on less things I know
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I should do I don’t do things that
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shouldn’t do I do
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I found that the biggest enemy you have
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to deal with is yourself
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[Music]
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we’re talking about two grown people
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somebody’s got to surrender you’re
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talking about will now you’re talking
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about heart now you’re not talking about
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physicality you’re not talking about how
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you look you’re not talking about how
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strong you are you’re not talking about
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how tall you are how fit you are you
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talk about wheel you’re talking about
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when you get to the point where it’s two
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people and somebody got to tap out
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before the other person taps out
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will hearts
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and so it is the mentality thing I love
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about Michael Jordan with Michael Jordan
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play Michael Jordan had the flu
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she still put up 38 points he played
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every single minute took a break and got
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some Gatorade and came back got some
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water came back right because he
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understood I got a wart this thing and I
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can’t take a deal like if I don’t play
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this playoff game there might not be
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another playoff game and so what I need
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you understand when you do what you do
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listen to me I’m not talking about what
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you’d be there because what you do there
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has absolutely nothing to do with making
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that person surrender what you do there
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has everything to do it what time you
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wake up what is it that you’re doing
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right now that would be a liability for
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you as you begin to look toward the
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future and take inventory of yourself
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what is it about you right now that
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you’ve got to leave this behind because
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this no longer fists looking at where
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you want to go and the kind of person
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that you must become the kind of
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standards that you have for you what is
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it that you must do difficult
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unless you change the way you’re
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thinking unless you change your behavior
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you’re going to continue to produce the
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results with your life be all of us a
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winner because some of us are producing
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results that we don’t want and so all
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you have to look at your game plan look
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at your strategy however that you have
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been being what is it that you’ve been
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doing to produce this so you have a
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director you are the producer you’re
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writing the script you’re the star of
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your life and as you begin to look at
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your life you can decide whether or not
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it’s a smash and whether or not it’s a
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flop that’s in your hands look at your
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life look at where you want to go don’t
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worry about your circumstances don’t
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worry about your age if you want to make
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this your decade you’ve got to start
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saying yes to your life you’ve got to
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start saying yes to your dreams yes to
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your unfolding future yes to your
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potential so you’ve got to make a
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conscious deliberate determined effort
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to say yes to your dreams why not why
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not me don’t spend time like most people
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going through life complaining use that
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energy to get up from there and move on
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and get on with your life you got to
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learn to let the past go so you can grow
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many people never act on their dreams
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because they allow their past
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experiences to determine what their
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possibilities are whatever you’ve done
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in the past that’s not a reflection of
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your possibility that’s just a
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reflection of your consciousness that’s
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just a reflection of your development
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and your growth the future is unfolding
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for you right now
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the future is unlimited for you right
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now
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no one knows where you can go no one
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knows what your pops what you’re capable
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of of what’s possible for you it has
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everything to do with how you eat it has
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everything to do with how you work out
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how you prepare it has every single
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thing to do it how you think
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it has every single thing to do it
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nothing right about this but everything
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you do as you’re getting prepared for
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that and when you want it as bad as you
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want to breathe says I’m willing to make
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any sacrifice I want to go through any
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pain I want to go through anything
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suffering I wanted to go through
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whatever it takes so when I get in there
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and there’s millions one on one that I
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guarantee you at the end of it I won’t
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be the one that surrender
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nobody goes in there to lose you both
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want the exact same thing you bumped our
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family out there
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you both got free is out there you go
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you bumped out people who are investing
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their time and their resources and their
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wisdom and that you both got guys out
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there who at the end of the day want to
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smile but but but at the end of the day
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the person that will surrender is the
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person that didn’t work as hard as the
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other person
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I guarantee you that it’s training her
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since you did this and he did die he did
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this and he did that I guarantee you
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that this person just started doing this
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for the first time and some of you in
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here you on the upswing like for real
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you trying to get back he’s trying to
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get back to a certain place you’re
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trying to you’re trying to make a name
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for yourself and I’m telling you this is
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the opportunity to do it but what you
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have to do you got to work harder than
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the other first
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no one could have convinced me that I
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was able to do this we have the power to
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change our personal history changing the
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direction of our lives changing our
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thoughts changing where we want to go
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exploring new horizons so as you begin
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to look at this decade and affirming
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that this is your decade as you said
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goals that will make you stretch that
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will bring out the best in you as you
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begin to remove the negative toxic
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people from your life as you decide to
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take some chances in life
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and that’s one of the things that’s very
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important this card said if you’re not
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willing to risk you cannot grow and if
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you cannot grow you cannot become your
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best and if you cannot become your best
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you cannot be happy and if you can’t be
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happy and what else is there
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so just when you felt like you did that
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last rep and your muscles and sentences
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I can’t get more rest
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you cannot be here you gotta do
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cuz right now why are you quitting he
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might be doing five more why are you
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quitting and giving up while you saying
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alright I did enough it’s time to rest
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he might just be getting he might just
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be getting inside
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the harder you work the harder it is to
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surrender
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I told me sir Washington I wanted to
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become a disc jockey someone asked me to
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tell the story and he said Les Brown he
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said if you want to do anything
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worthwhile in life you’ve got to be
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hungry and so I started working to
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develop myself he said I want you to
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practice every day being a disc jockey I
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said but I don’t have any job now he
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said it doesn’t matter he said that it’s
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better to be prepared for an opportunity
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and not have one than to have an
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opportunity and not be prepared so every
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day I was working to develop myself and
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that’s what you must do and as I was
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working to develop myself I applied for
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job as a disc jockey WM VMI Miami Beach
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went to a guy named Milton butterball I
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said how you doing mr. butterball I like
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to get a job for disc jockey he looked
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at these that you have any broadcast
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background I could notes are don’t you
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have any journalism background I said no
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sir I don’t
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he said we don’t have any jobs available
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I said yes sir I went back to mr.
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Washington and I told him he said don’t
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take it personally is that most people
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are so negative they will have to say no
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seven times before they say yes is that
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go back again so I went back again I
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said how you doing mr. butterball my
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name is les bon he said I know what your
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name is what do you want as I like to
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know whether or not you have any jobs a
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disc jockey sir if it did not just tell
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you yesterday we didn’t have any jobs I
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said yes sir but I know whether or not
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somebody got laid off or somebody was
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fired sir he said no one was laid off a
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fire I get on out of here
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I came back the next day hello mr.
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butterball how are you he said fine what
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do you want now I said I like to know
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whether or not you got any jobs sir did
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not tell you the last two days we didn’t
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have any jobs I said yes sir but I know
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weather had somebody got sick of
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somebody died sir
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he said no one got sick and died I don’t
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come back here threw me out again I came
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back the next day like I was seeing it
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for the first time at the hello mr.
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butterball how are you
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he looked at me with rage he said go get
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me some coffee I said yes
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[Applause]
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and I went to get in some coffee after a
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while I would give their lunch and
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dinner and I would go in the control
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rooms and take the disk jockeys their
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food and I would not leave until they
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would ask me to leave
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then they started trusting me to pick up
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entertainers that came to town
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entertainers like support Thompson the
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temptations and Dinah Ross and The
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Supremes I would drive them all over
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Miami Beach to the disc jockeys big long
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Cadillacs I didn’t have any driver’s
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license but I was driving like a handsaw
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and one day one Saturday afternoon while
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I was at the radio station a guy named
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Rock was drinking while he was on the
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air I was the only one there looking at
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him through the control room windows
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walking back and forth young ready and
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hungry I’ll send ray kroc drink drink
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Rock I’m going to get him some more if
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you’d asked me to
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pretty soon the phone rang it was the
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general manager and answered the phone I
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said hello he’s been less this is mr.
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Klein I said I know if it Rock can’t
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finish his program I said I know he said
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would you call one of the other DJs in I
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said yes sir
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I hung the phone up I said nah he must
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be think I’m crazy I called my mom and
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my girlfriend Cassandra said y’all turn
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up the radio and come out on the front
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porch I’m about to come on the air
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I waited for about 20 minutes and I call
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it back I say mr. Klein I can’t find
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nobody he’s a young boy do you not have
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worked in control I said yes sir
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he said gone there no sitting on here
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either yes sir I couldn’t wait to get
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behind those controls I put on old
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Stevie Wonder record call fingertips I
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sat down behind that turntable I said
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look out this is me LV Triple P let’s
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find your plateau plan papa
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there were number for me there will be
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none out to be therefore that makes me
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the one and only young and singular love
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to make a certified bonafide and doubles
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be qualified to bring you satisfaction a
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whole lot of action look out baby I’m
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your love man I was hungry

 

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