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Ryan Avery - World Champion of Public Speaking

You Don’t Have to Be Great to Start

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This is the video that started it all. A decision to start something bigger than me. Have you ever been in the mood to do something big? Dream of something and then do it? This goal meant I had to push myself, challenge myself and hold myself to a higher standard.

I pushed this video out on my YouTube channel eight months before the World Championship in 2012. I had never given a professional speech before (notice how I can’t even say the word vocabulary) and my storytelling was less than average.

But Jim Rohn reminded me… “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great!” This quote has forever changed my life. What are you waiting for? Are you doing what it takes to make your goals happen? Are you living your dream? The only person stopping you from you becoming great is you.

You don’t need to know how to do something, you need to know what you want to do and why! The how comes once you make the decision. Once you find clarity, you can commit and go all in.

This is my first blog post on and I am looking forward to sharing stories, updates and lessons with you along my journey that will help improve your life. If you are committed to making a difference, if you want to make your big dreams happen, if you are ready to move on and move forward… stick around!

I will post articles every week that will help improve our lives. The best thing you can do after reading this article is to start. Start what you know you have been procrastinating. Start what you know you are capable of and stop making excuses and start creating your own opportunities! As always…

Dream BIG,

Ryan Avery