Keynote Carney vs. Keynote Speaker

Keynote Carney vs. Keynote Speaker


I have to be careful how I say this. Recently I’ve done more and more Keynote speaking and workshop training, usually along the lines of success and motivation. It has come to my attention that almost all of those in this same space have only experienced success by talking about success. Even some really big players who have built their reputation of being success gurus have done so only by talking about success. Sometimes it’s almost like listening to a carnival worker; it’s bizarre.

For myself, I have experienced more than my share of both setbacks and successes. That’s the only way I know how to roll. Without risk, the reward is without meaning to me. Only by daring to roll the dice is life worth living. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll take an easy win, and no one should be reckless, but it sure is true that you learn more from setbacks than easy wins. And if you what to grow and reach greater heights, you must keep learning. I know it sounds a little bizarre but losing is part of winning.

Winning and losing are both parts of the same game, and if you want to play at the highest levels, you have to be willing to experience both.

That’s just how I see it.

Wes Berry is a keynote speaker and the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Big Things Have Small Beginnings. His business career took him from a $60-thousand-dollar-a-year failing family flower shop in Detroit, from which he built an international company with more than 750 million dollars in sales. Wes can be contacted at, or you can learn more at his website