A year and a half after beginning my journey as a youth speaker, I got an email from a principal in the Bahamas. In October 2012 I came here to speak at his school as well as two other schools. It was magical to say the least. I became friends with the principal on Facebook and kept in touch every few months, especially when a hurricane would hit, I would always check in with him to see how he was doing.
A few months ago, he emailed to see if I would come back and I gladly accepted his invitation. I do not take coming here lightly, even though I could get caught up in the beauty of this place. I left my heart on the floor yesterday after four presentations at his school.
I have spoken at hundreds of schools in the middle of nowhere and then schools like this in the middle of paradise. I have stayed in disgusting hotel rooms and driven through snowstorms with white knuckles. Now I find myself back in the arms of paradise doing what I love most.
Do not be fooled into thinking that opportunities will comes easy. Give it everything you’ve got and stay humble and the blessings will come.
Treat every opportunity as a gift and treat every person like they're a big deal.