This is Episode 37 of the Dr. Finance® Live Podcast hosted by Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”). Dr. Criniti interviewed Les Brown, the world’s leading motivational speaker, author of the book Ignite the Hunger in You (with J. B. Owen), leader, and educator.
As one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic
personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for
Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all
sectors of society looking to expand opportunity.
As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as
large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world
Revered as an icon by his colleagues, Brown received the National Speakers
Association coveted Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE), and ultimately, its
most prestigious Golden Gavel Award for achievement and leadership in
communication. Toastmasters International also voted him one of the Top Five
Outstanding Speakers worldwide.
Les Brown is committed to motivating and training today’s generation to be achievers
and leaders as he introduces new audiences every day to It’s Not Over Until You Win,
Up Thoughts for Down Times and Fight For Your Dream. Les Brown’s audio series,
“Choosing Your Future,” remains his all-time bestseller for its acclaimed impact
0:00 – 32:46 – Podcast welcome and Les’s story
32:47 – 56:57 – About Les Brown’s books
56:58 – 1:01:27 – How does it feel to be Les Brown?
1:01:28 – 1:06:33 – Has being an orphan had any effect on making you great?
1:06:34 – 1:11:25 – Does everyone have greatness within them?
1:11:26 – 1:15:47 – Is anything possible? Dr. Bernie Siegel
1:15:48 – 1:16:12 – What is your definition of motivation?
1:16:13 – 1:17:48 – What are some of your favorite tactics to help motivate unmotivated people?
1:17:49 – 1:20:12 – How effective is Murphy’s Law?
1:20:13 – 1:23:12 – Why do you like to speak?
1:23:13 – 1:25:28 – In your mind, who are you talking too when you have interviews on large stages?
1:25:29 – 1:28:53 – In your mind, who were you talking too when you made your greatest speeches?
1:28:54 – 1:29:17 – What are your best tips to make a good speaker great?
1:29:18 – 1:30:50 – Jim Cathcart said (in response to former question): “A great speaker is a great person who speaks pretty well…not a person who is not great who gives great performances…that’s an actor….You must first develop the greatness within you.” Thoughts?
1:30:51 – 1:32:53 – What are some of the wildest things that have happened to you on stage as a speaker?
1:32:54 – 1:37:06 – What is the best way to deal with struggle?
1:37:07 – 1:37:34 – Can 1 book change the world?
1:37:35 – 1:39:09 – What role has networking played in your life?
1:39:10 – 1:41:14 – Is mentoring important? Who are some of your mentors?
1:41:15 – 1:47:19 – What are your favorite financial books?
1:47:20 – 1:57:30 – Do we need money to survive?
1:57:31 – 1:58:26 – Is finance necessary for everyone? Why or why not?
1:58:27 – 2:00:12 – How important is having a purpose in business? What is your purpose?
2:00:13 – 2:01:43 – What would you like to accomplish in the next 10 years or so? Why?
2:01:44 – 2:02:31 – What would you like to be your legacy to this world?
2:02:32 – 2:03:52 – Are you still hungry?
2:03:53 – 2:08:23 – Wrap up thoughts and Outro
Dr. Anthony M. Criniti IV (aka “Dr. Finance®”) is the world’s leading financial scientist and survivalist. A fifth generation native of Philadelphia, Dr. Criniti is a former finance professor at several universities, a former financial planner, an active investor in diverse marketplaces, an explorer, an international keynote speaker, and has traveled around the world studying various aspects of finance. He is an award winning author of three #1 international best-selling finance books: The Necessity of Finance (2013), The Most Important Lessons in Economics and Finance (2014), and The Survival of the Richest (2016). As a prolific writer, he also frequently contributes articles to Entrepreneur, Medium, and Thrive Global. Dr. Criniti has started a grassroots movement that is changing the way that we think about economics and finance.
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