Jimmylee Velez is a motivational speaker; here is a link to his website:
Q: What made you interested in motivational speaking?
A: Back in 2006 I was introduced to the personal development industry. I studied the arena, applied what I was learning and within weeks, my life completely changed. From there, I wanted to share my knowledge and experience with my new found passion. I truly believe this is my calling in life and am currently living out my destiny.
Q: What set you apart from other motivational speakers?
A: We ALL have our individual stories and mine is as unique as they come. I did not go to school for motivation, entrepreneurship or even business. I have a bachelor’s of science in the concentration of health information management. I truly believe the personal development industry chose me. It simply resonated with me and truly pulled out my true ability to communicate with people. My message is the raw truth wrapped in encouragement and sprinkled with love to give my audience a POWERFUL message.
Q: What qualifications do you possess for your job?
A: I posses the unique ability to tap into the hearts of others and inject a message of hope. These messages can transform your life into a more refined better version of yourself. I truly want to help and possess an undying passion to assist people overcome life’s obstacles. My intentions are derived from my heart and the love naturally guides me.
Q: I’m a customer service representative, what kind of day job do you have and how does it influence your motivational speaking?
A: I work for a local hospital. That being said, EVERYTHING influences my motivational speaking. I do believe life is what we make of it regardless of our surroundings. I am inspired by all kinds of things which allows my message to be so versatile. I am around a ton of CARING people and it definitely rubs off on my message.
Q: What is your core philosophy?
A: I believe we have a duty to live out our life calling. We all possess different skills and abilities that are needed in the world. We must recognize these strengths, sharpen them and utilize them DAILY. We all play an important role in the world and it is critical the world receives our best. To live a life of excellence and become the BEST version of ourselves is a DAILY mission.
Q: What is the difference between thinking positively and being delusional?
A: This depends on who you ask as we ALL have our very own definition of each. It’s an individual kind of thing. What I think is “positive”, you may think is “delusional”. Neither of which are correct as each come from different frequency levels of thinking. Your misunderstanding of my “positive thinking” does not make it “delusional”, it’s simply on another level. People thought Roger Bannister was “delusional” in thinking he could run a mile in under four minutes, but in 1954 he proved them wrong. Non-believer’s thought it was “delusional” to put a man on the moon, but the Apollo 11 astronauts proved them wrong. The examples of “positive” thinking and “delusional” are endless and are simply separated by perspective.
Q: What have you done to promote your book?
A: Currently, I am in the process of wrapping up my book which is to be released in December. The book is a follow-up project to the album, The Motivation Files, “Motivation To Master Your Day”. It truly is the ULTIMATE combination of motivation and music. The Motivation Files (Album) charted 5 days in a row on iTunes (http://TheMotivationFiles.com) and has been played on several radio shows. On my site,http://JimmyleeVelez.com you will see a section where myself and The Motivation Files have been featured in various forms of media; all of which have promoted my projects. I have guest blogged and also been featured on several podcasts promoting The Motivation Files. My passion for The Motivation Files shines through in my daily social media posts and weekly blogs at http://WisdomMiners.com
Q: What is the key to giving a good motivational speech?
A: The key is preparation. Knowing who your audience is, what problems you are solving for them and what point you are trying to drive while maintaining a controlled excitement level packed with enthusiasm and wisdom.
Q: What are some specific examples of how your philosophy has helped people?
A: The philosophy I use and promote is not my own as it has been derived from the years of research and experience in the field. That being said, one of my favorite examples come from two guys in the music industry. One guy listened to The Motivation Files and my movement, and instantly regained faith in his music career. He was motivated to go after his dreams and is now in the process of recording a second album. The second fellow had a direct conversation with me about my projects and listened to The Motivation Files. He was so motivated and compelled to take action on his dreams that within 24 hours he had a new track recorded and dreams reignited.
Q: I think if you are a pessimist you can’t be disappointed, only pleasantly surprised, what do you think?
A: I think if being a pessimist works for you, than stick with it. We all have our own unique way of navigating our way through life. The Motivation Files is simply a tool and you can use it as you see necessary in your life. My overall goal is to motivate you to become the best version of yourself regardless if you are a pessimist or optimist.
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