Les Brown is a noted motivational speaker and author of popular self help books.
He managed to fulfill his life dreams even though his early life was filled with
adversity. He became an expert on the subject of reaching goals and teaches his
method to those who wish to better their lives.
He spreads his message through his two popular books, radio programs, television
broadcasts, and live lectures. His personal development advice has inspired
millions around the world thanks to his gift of being able to motivate through
the spoken and written word.
The Background Of Les Brown
Les Brown was born on
February 17, 1945. Mamie Brown adopted him along with his twin
brother when he was six weeks old. They lived in a poor
section of Miami, Florida, and although they didn't have a lot
of money while growing up, Mamie provided Brown with a lot of
He was labeled as a slow learner while still in grade
school, although many of his problems were due to restlessness
and inattentiveness. A teacher took interest in him, and along
with his mother, helped turn Brown's academic achievements
around during his high school years.
That great achievement
helped Brown learn it was possible to meet your full
potential, even if others didn't think you could. He refers
back to that incident in his speeches and writing, as having
an impact on the direction of his life.
Even though he
had no more formal education after high school, Les Brown
didn't let that stop him from achieving his dreams. He went on
to become a radio DJ, broadcast manager, community activist,
politician, best selling author, and motivational speaker.
Les Brown The Motivational Speaker
Les Brown is one
of the more sought after motivational speakers and has earned
several awards. Most notably, he was selected as a Top Five
Speaker in 1992 by the Toastmasters International club. He was
also awarded The Council of Peers Award of Excellence by the
National Speakers Association. His "You Deserve" series of
speeches became one of the top fund raisers for PBS pledges
nationwide and the speeches won him a Chicago-area Emmy.
Books By Les Brown
"Live Your Dreams" was published in
1994. Today it is available as a book and audio book. In this
work, Les Brown offers self improvement tips that helped him
achieve great things in his own life. Some of his techniques
include using an action planner, seeking proper guidance, and
thinking positive thoughts.
This book has received numerous
positive reviews from readers due to the enjoyable writing
style of Les Brown and his ability to motivate and inspire
through the written word. He helps readers realize how
important it is to set goals and then know that nothing can
stand in the way of achieving them.
If you click on the
image to the left it will open a new tab/window on
Amazon.com, where users have given this book 5 stars
out of 5.
"It's Not Over
Until You Win: How to Become the Person You Always Wanted to
Be No Matter What the Obstacle" was published in 1998 and is
available as a book and audio book. Les Brown uses this book
to tell his life story and inspire others to achieve their own
potential. He tells how he was an abandoned baby rescued by a
single mother. Brown relates how he was labeled as a slow
learner and sent to Special Ed classes in a Miami ghetto. He
overcame his adversities and went on to become a talk show
host and best selling motivational author. He married a
celebrity, Gladys Knight, and had what seemed to be the
However, he still had life problems to contend
with such as the death of his mother, his divorce from Knight,
and problems with his TV show. This led him to refine his
personal development advice to include tips such as to avoid
This second book by Les Brown is targeted to
people dealing with hard times. He motivates readers to stick
it out and see the tough times through rather than give in to
despair and depression. The message offered in this book is to
never give up.
If you click on the image to the left
it will open a new tab/window on Amazon.com, where
users have given this book 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Inspiration Of Les Brown
Les Brown has inspired
million of people thanks to his best selling books and motivational
talks broadcast on television and radio. By relating his own
struggles and the methods he used to overcome them, he motivates
others to reach their highest potential as well. Brown has become a
self-taught expert in the field of human potential and has the gift
of being able to inspire others with his knowledge. Brown continues
to lecture on human potential topics, motivation, and inspiration.
Some of his video clips can be viewed online. Brown also offers
online streaming of his radio talk show. Both of his books have
received praise from grateful readers and are recommended, easy
reading for anyone who needs to be inspired to make life changes.
More than just lofty inspiration, Les Brown also provides the
practical personal development advice needed to set goals and then
stay motivated to achieve them.
More and more books are also becoming available as ebooks and
Here are a few links to some of the most popular ebook readers on
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