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James Malinchak’s My Very First Example Of Living The Dream

October 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in MARKETING

“I visualized where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there.” -Michael Jordan Since the age of 13, I dreamed about playing big-time, NCAA Division 1 college basketball. Frequently I found myself on the playground dribbling through my legs and around my back pretending that I was playing for the North Carolina Tarheels. Other times, I would be shooting long jump shots helping the Kentucky Wildcats beat the Indiana Hoosiers for the National Championship. Needless to say, I was named the game MVP.

Since the age of 13, I dreamed about playing big-time, NCAA Division 1 college basketball. Often I found myself on the playground dribbling through my legs and around my back pretending that I was playing for the North Carolina Tarheels. Other times, I would be shooting long jump shots helping the Kentucky Wildcats beat the Indiana Hoosiers for the National Championship. Of course, I was named the game MVP.

Even when I played for my junior high school team, I would often dream during practice and games. I pictured a standing-room-only crowd, bands playing loudly, fans screaming at the top of their lungs, cheerleaders being flipped high into the air, TV cameras filming as well as broadcasting nationwide on ESPN, and of course, the energetic Dick Vitale exciting TV viewers with his enthusiastic play-by-play commentary.

I was one of those people. Until my junior year in high school, when a teacher who I respected highly, made a comment that changed my attitude. Mrs. Monaghan said, “You can do anything you put your mind to. IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT!” From that moment, I never settled for anything less than my dreams. If I dreamed about achieving something, I pursued it until I had achieved it. Anything that I have ever accomplished in my life began with dreaming about it first. Dreaming, and believing that you will achieve your dream, is half the battle. Once you are determined to achieve your dream nothing will stop you.

I was one of those people. Until my junior year in high school, when a teacher who I respected highly, made a comment that changed my attitude. Mrs. Monaghan said, “You can do anything you put your mind to. IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT!” From that moment, I never settled for anything less than my dreams. If I dreamed about achieving something, I pursued it until I had achieved it. Anything that I have ever accomplished in my life began with dreaming about it first. Dreaming, and believing that you will achieve your dream, is half the battle. Once you are determined to achieve your dream nothing will stop you.

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” -Walt Disney

I turned my dream into a goal, which is the initial step to realizing your dream. My goal was to land a Division 1 basketball scholarship. As other people became aware of my goal, many laughed and said it couldn’t be done. I heard all of the reasons why I would fail. “You’re not quick enough, not fast enough, don’t shoot well enough, don’t have the athletic ability, plays at a small high school, comes from a small town, nobody else has ever done it, so how could he?” What those people didn’t know was that I had a dream and nothing will stop me from realizing it. My dream was beginning to turn into a reality during my senior year of high school. College coaches from around the country were becoming interested in me. My mailbox was filled with letters from a lot of schools: Duke, Arizona, DePaul, Auburn, Georgia, Miami (FL), Hawaii, South Carolina, East Carolina, Maryland, Florida State, and yes, even North Carolina.

I turned my dream into a goal, which is the initial step to realizing your dream. My goal was to land a Division 1 basketball scholarship. As other people became aware of my goal, many laughed and said it couldn’t be done. I heard all of the reasons why I would fail. “You’re not quick enough, not fast enough, don’t shoot well enough, don’t have the athletic ability, plays at a small high school, comes from a small town, nobody else has ever done it, so how could he?” What those people didn’t know was that I had a dream and nothing will stop me from realizing it. My dream was beginning to turn into a reality during my senior year of high school. College coaches from around the country were becoming interested in me. My mailbox was filled with letters from a lot of schools: Duke, Arizona, DePaul, Auburn, Georgia, Miami (FL), Hawaii, South Carolina, East Carolina, Maryland, Florida State, and yes, even North Carolina.

My dream came true when I accepted a full scholarship to play basketball at the University of Cincinnati. The very first time I stepped on the court for a game against the University of Louisville I knew I had made it. Louisville was the #3 ranked team in the nation, and we were playing at their famous arena, Freedom Hall. It was just as I had dreamed. There was a standing-room-only crowd of 19,000 people. The Louisville band was jamming. Fans were screaming. Cheerleaders were being tossed high into the air. Television cameras were everywhere, and my man Dick Vitale was there getting the TV viewers fired up. As I stood beside a number of the famed Louisville players like “Never-A-Nervous” Pervis Ellison as well as Felton Spencer (both are now in the NBA), I realized that I had done it! My dream of making it to the top level of college basketball was fulfilled. Mrs. Monaghan was right, “IF YOU CAN DREAM IT, YOU CAN DO IT!”

James Malinchak, Featured on ABC’s Hit Television Show Secret Millionaire, is regarded as by a lot of industry experts as the World’s #1 Big Money Speaker Coach and Trainer. For Free of charge Video Trainings concerning how to receive money to speak and how to be a speaker trainer, visit www.BigMoneySpeaker.com.

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