Madeline Hartman – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS seniors assembled today in the auditorium to hear from motivational speaker Brooks Harper.

Harper is a motivational speaker and author from South Carolina who travels all across the states talking to kids, students, and even adults.  He motivates them to work for the future and push themselves to be the best that they can be.

Harper started in the business industry. He worked in sales, customer service, and management, but he says those jobs “lacked fulfillment.”

His true passion is to entertain an audience and motivate them to take action in their lives to be the best they can be.  His presentations are based on knowledge he has learned from his experiences.

With graduation approaching, Harper reminded seniors to finish strong and prepare for the future, whether it is heading off to college or going straight into a career.

Harper said, “We’re all salespeople… we are all trying to sell ourselves.”  As students are heading off to the real world, he said how important it is to protect their names because our name is their brands.

At the end of the meeting, each senior was given his book, “Why Should We Hire You,” courtesy of Manatee County.

LRHS senior Taylor Jefferson said, “He was a really good speaker and had a lot of good stories to learn from.  He taught us to go into an interview with confidence and work towards what we want to do.”

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