Reason to Dance

It’s been awhile since we’ve been together here on the web, and my apologies for staying away so long. We keep moving forward with Just Keep Pouring, spreading words, thoughts and ideas around as we can. Stay tuned for more developments in 2013. We’re very excited about things to come. In the meantime . . .

By this point, nearly everyone has seen Kid President’s Pep Talk. For those who haven’t, you must check it out because it’s a powerful message from a nine-year old, reminding us that nine-year olds have a few of the most important things right about this world. It’s a message about inspiration (“The world needs you to stop being boring. Yeah. You.”),  teamwork (“And if life IS a game, aren’t we on the same team?”), about being different (“Not cool, Robert Frost!”), about dreaming (“It’s like that dude Journey said, ‘Don’t stop dreaming. Unless your dream is stupid. Then you should get another dream.’), about persistence (“What would happen if Michael Jordan had quit? . . . He would’ve never made Space Jam. And I love Space Jam.”), about being positive (“You can cry about it, or you can dance about it.”) and most importantly, guidance about what should drive everybody every day – “It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.”

Robbie Novak’s Pep Talk video has been viewed over 12 million times, with most of those views originating from my home in Florida. His message is direct, powerful and energetic. His zest for life is even more powerful when you consider the experiences he’s lived in his short life, highlighted recently on CBS Evening News. He embodies everything we mean when we say “If the glass doesn’t appear half full, just keep pouring.” Robbie would agree that we should all Strive to Be Awesomer!

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