Today I Celebrate What’s Working

applauseI'll admit it…I live in a constant state of one-upping myself. I hit a goal and immediately challenge myself to go bigger. I'm a motivational speaker – it's in my blood. And while this does create exciting things in my life, it can also overshadow exciting things because sometimes I am too busy focusing on what needs to happen next, that I don't see what is happening now. I'm so busy thinking about what's not working, that I forget to notice what is. And so today I stop and hit the pause button. Today I will not think about one single thing I need to do. Today I will simply relish in what I have done. I will celebrate the achievements – both big and small – and all the sweat and tears and fears that brought me here. And maybe you want to join me. It's fitting that we do it on this holiday of giving thanks. Would you like to hit the pause button? I hope so. Because I am SURE you have something to celebrate, if you just know where to look.


Motivational Speaker Kelly Swanson - called one of North Carolina's funniest women by Our State Magazine. Kelly lifts the spirits of audiences from coast-to-coast using humor, storytelling, and lives of the characters from Prides Hollow - Kelly's make believe small town. This unique approach to motivational speaking allows Kelly to break through communications barriers and connect directly to the audience's imagination.
Her powerful stories and wacky wit will make you laugh, remind you that you matter, show you how to see beyond your obstacles, and teach you how to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.
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  1. We are two motivational speakers on the same wavelength Kelly!  I am happy to hit the pause button this week and take stock of all the good things that are in this moment.  More reminders like this throughout the coming weeks please!  Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. What a beautiful reminder to STOP the mind-chatter, pause and reflect — especially this week and throughout the holiday season. To date, I've never been able to completely and fully give myself a brain-day off, but I'm getting better at ignoring the voice, settling into the moment and being. Great message from an incredible motivational speaker.

  3. Wow! What IS it about motivational speakers that makes us want to produce, produce, produce? I'm in Hyper Go Mode right now and I NEEDED this friendly, timely reminder. Thank you Kelly!!!

  4. I LOVE that quote: "The best applause is the type that comes from within."  Awesome!  Time to reflect on how far we've come – and we've come a long way baby!!!!

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