There is no hiding Mark Eaton’s height and presence when he enters a room. At seven feet four inches tall most people naturally assume he played basketball. What many don’t know is that Mark only played 3 minutes in his entire high school basketball career. He hated basketball. As a motivational speaker, Mark talks about how he made the unusual journey from being a 21-year-old auto mechanic who couldn’t play basketball to a two-time NBA defensive player of the year and an NBA All-Star.
Being a motivational speaker allows Mark to share his personal story of growth and commitment with individuals and industry leaders across the nation. While some know people know Mark is a two-time NBA defensive player of the year and a former NBA All-Star, most probably don’t know that after high school Mark wanted nothing to do with basketball whatsoever.
Success is a Commitment
Looking back Mark says he never would have dreamed he would go from someone who didn’t want to see another basketball to becoming an NBA All-Star. He attributes his personal success to commitment, passion for hard work, communication, and team success. These characteristics and more are what helped Mark achieve high goals both as a professional athlete and as a motivational speaker. These are also some of the topics he shares in his inspiring speech.
In the world of professional athletics, it is said that the most prosperous athletes are the ones who are in the gym before the lights turn on and who refuse to leave before the job is done. In the world of sports that job is to improve at your craft. As a motivational speaker, it is Mark’s job to show corporate leaders and their teams that this same principle applies to the boardroom and to the office.
The workplace may be different but the principles still apply. Few things look better to a boss than an employee who works longer and harder than the bare minimum they are asked to do. Being an inspirational speaker allows Mark to spread this principle to corporations and their influential members.
Speaking to Your Team
The principle of hard work is exactly what helped Mark achieve the highest level of prosperity both as a professional athlete and as a motivational speaker. While sitting at the end of the bench at UCLA, Mark continued to work on his skills day in and day out until he was able to try out for an NBA team. As a motivational speaker, he works around the clock to keep his speaking skills honed at all times. These skills allow him to teach others how to consistently play at the top of their game, how to build the trust and loyalty, and the secret to establishing an inspiring, energizing, and harmonious work environment.
The Next Step
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