Dream Like A Champion
Dick Durrance uses amazing adventures, humorous stories and remarkable photographs from traveling the world as a photographer (Magazine Photographer of the Year as a National Geographic photographer and Advertising Photographer of the Year while running his own business) to help corporate, association and education leaders inspire their teams to embrace change as a gift and innovation as a way of life. In his keynote titled Dream Like A Champion and in his workshops, participants discover how they can combine the creative, logical and emotional facets of their minds to sharpen their vision and find innovative solutions to the changes they face.
What participants take away from the keynote and workshops are three ideas that help them bring to the world the very best they and their organizations have offer:
1. Use the whole of your mind to make changes. If you use the logical side of your mind to identify your natural talents and the creative sides of your mind to imagine all of the wonderful things you can do with your talents, and then develop those talents into skills with unrelenting tenacity, you open the door to innovative ideas for every facet of your life … your professional life, your personal life and your spiritual life.
2. Venture out of your comfort zone and connect with people from other walks of life, people who can broaden your horizons, so you develop an understanding of people that will serve you well as your reach out to connect with family members, friends, prospects and clients.
3. Journey deep into your self to that spiritual center where your core values live so you can be sure that you are harnessing your talents and your skills to those core values.
• Dick’s father, a legendary ski champion, taught him that very few people will ever be lucky enough to actually be a champion but that everyone can dream like a champion because, like a champion, everyone can choose to see what is, imagine what can be, and create a new dream for themselves, even when they know they are not likely to be the best in the world. He believes individual excellence is the key to community well being.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.”
William Jennings Bryan