At the Cashman Center in Las Vegas, inspirational speaker Markus Rothkranz gave a 15 minute speech capable of changing people’s lives. He starts off by explaining how when we are young, the world is so bright and beautiful. We have so many dreams and such a rich imagination. However, we begin hearing ‘no’ from people all around us. This ends up destroying that innocent peace and adventurous spirit we were born with. Soon, we begin following the crowd of people. Instead of following our hearts, we take a pre-paved path that everyone else does. We go to school in order to get a job we don’t like. We use that income to buy a house and car that we didn’t even dream about. Eventually, we end up losing everything. Rothkranz explains that the moment we lose it all is a chance to realize that we don’t need any of it. All we need is peace.
Markus Rothkranz explains that we cannot begin enjoying life until we can show appreciation. Appreciation for even the smallest things will help us to be able to truly experience and appreciate the greater things in our life. From his own personal experience, Markus reveals that he has known what its like to be near death, to be poor, to be hungry and depressed. He knows what it’s like to look around and think that everyone else is happier, healthier, luckier and wealthier. Markus says that we must look inside of ourselves to find our true potential. Each one of us has gifts and unique talents to offer the world. These unique traits are our tools that are to be used to fulfill our dreams and contribute something to the world. He says that income doesn’t matter as long as we make the world a better place while we’re here.