Jerry Holl | Compelling Storyteller & Award Winning Author -- Entertaining, Informative, Inspiring!
Keynote Title: “Downhills Don’t Come Free” Three Key Questions: - From this moment forward, what will be the story of the rest of your life? - Will it be a story worth telling? - How will you ever know your best if you stay the same? Executive Summary: Jerry’s keynote address will simply inspire the audience to strive for, and achieve extraordinary performance! What: One man. One Bike. One Tent. One hell of an adventure! As a then 57 year old novice cyclist - Jerry rode a bicycle solo and unsupported from Alaska to Mexico encountering everything strange and wondrous that North America could throw at him. Why: Jerry’s quest was to see what he was to seek a full and vibrant life, strive for ‘explosive growth,’ and see what he was made of. It was his form of ‘personal R&D’ - he didn’t know how he’d grow, he just knew he would. How: Jerry takes the audience through his authentic story - how he came to take this journey - his limited preparation - the roller-coaster of ups and downs, both physical and mental - the impactful lessons learned - and the enormous opportunities and relationships that have come as a result. Three Major Themes: - You can do so much more than you think - Although I pedaled alone, it took a team to get me there - Find the best in those around you - and everyone’s performance soars Key messages: Through his 100% authentic story, Jerry inspires his audience to... - Seek their own form of ‘explosive growth’ - Ordinary people can do extraordinary things - Strive for their own ‘stretch performances’ - Don’t over-think, over-plan, or over-agonize - just get on with it! - Proceeding in the face of vulnerability - Discover your fears are mostly figments of imagination and self-inflicted - Courage over complacency - act with the courage to take mindful risks - Everyone has hidden talents - when unleashed they lead to incredible performance - Discover their own true capabilities are more than they ever thought possible - Lead others through inspired personal initiative and positive encouragement - Find the best in others and realize the synergistic power of teamwork - Tilt the playing field and get the edge for both yourself, and your organization - WIN! Somebody is going to win - why not you? Key audience takeaways from Jerry’s story....... - People come away inspired to think and act bigger - Inspires their mindset to unleash their innate talents - Understand that real growth and change occurs in the ‘stretch zones’ - Too many people hold THEMSELVES back - mindful risks break that barrier - Learn that mindful risk taking leads to inflection points of accelerated growth - Expansive boundaries are natural outcome navigating the unknown - Realize new opportunities you previously never contemplated or thought possible - Finding the best in others inspires ‘the team’ to incredible performance - benefitting all personally, professionally, and organizationally - Uncover new relationships and opportunities you never contemplated - Small stretches SHAPE your future - big stretches MAKE your future - Go MAKE your future, don’t just let it happen to you - Live a vibrant and abundant life - you only live once, why not live big?
This is a 90 second trailer on the ‘can-do’ audacity and trials of a 57 year old novice cyclist’s solo and unsupported bicycle journey from Alaska to Mexico.
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Downhills Don’t Come Free - Keynote comment
“You presentation was wonderful. Possibly as great as the true story. Very Inspiring! Well done Jerry. Cheers!
John Gabos - Founder - My Iceberg
Thanks so much for attending and speaking at our annual meeting. Your presentation was captivating, and we appreciate you sharing your journey. We all enjoyed your presentation, and I continue to have people tell me how much they enjoyed listening to you. I agree completely. Many thanks for spending some time with us.
Compelling and carrying a relevant message, too.
That’s quite a tale you tell. Very well presented; compelling and carrying a relevant message, too. I hope to be more like you when I grow up! Cheers!