As a leading journalist, Stephen A. Smith has been up close and personal with the world's premier athletes, celebrities and news makers.
Stephen's lessons learned from these remarkable people continually inspire audiences.
Michael Jordan once had a commercial chronicling all of his failures before declaring, "That is why I succeed." Kobe Bryant did also, ending his commercial by simply saying "Thank You" to all the doubters.
From heart-wrenching defeats to capturing glory, rarely is anyone faced with adversity more than the modern-day athlete. True champions have learned not only to overcome their adversities, but to use them as a tool.
From his roots in Hollis to covering some of the biggest names on Planet Earth, Stephen uses his life experiences and sports-as-life references to offer his perspective on how to keep your head in the game using courage, determination and patience so you too can use adversity to your benefit.
What is the right-thing to do when the lines of ethics are increasingly blurred? Being the best, the first, having more power, money enables those on the way up to be filled with praise, big paydays, and role model status.
But the headlines are filled with fall from grace story lines all the time. Is there a new model for success, or do we just have more access to information?
From sportsmanship to gambling, steroid use to point shaving, Stephen has seen and covered a wide spectrum of ethical issues both on the field and off…and interviewed a lot of the major players. Stephen uses this unique insight to offer perspective on today’s current events, politics and youth. This engaging presentation will make you think and feel about ethical decisions in a new way.