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It’s a new year and one of my resolutions is to attend more motivational seminars in 2017. Last month I attended a motivational conference at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery Alabama.  Led by Dr. Kevin Elko, he is a world renowned performance consultant, speaker and author.  Elko has worked with professional sports teams Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. He also has consulted with BCS National Championship footbal teams including; the University of Alabama, LSU, FSU, and the University of Miami.

In the business world, Dr. Elko focuses on helping organizations in the areas of leadership, goal setting, and various other motivational topics. His corporate clients have included; ING, Tyson Foods, Abbott Labs, LPL Financial, The Hartford, Genworth, Jackson National Life, Pioneer Investments, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and Sun Life, just to mention a few.

The theme of the night was ‘How to Live a Championship Life?’. What a great motivation for the new year! Several of the takeaways could be directly applied to 2017 and the many years to come.

How To Live A Championship Life

  • Learn to talk to yourself – Be your own motivation.
  • Decide – Decide to be positive, Decide not to complain, Decide to be a better friend, parent, co-worker, spouse.
  • Be a blessing to someone.
  • Write more handwritten “Thank you notes.”
  • Enjoy Life!

Dr. Elko is the author of four books, Nerves of Steel, The Pep Talk, True Greatness: Mastering the Inner game of Business Success and Touchdown: Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business and Life.


One Comment

  • Brandon Barclay says:

    Great article Kevin. I really enjoy these types of seminars. What would you say was the biggest takeaway you received from this?

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