Daniel Armstrong - Actualize Your Dreams
January 8, 2016
Hosted by Nelinia Varenas
Find A Tree was founded by renowned motivational speaker and dream coach, Daniel Armstrong. Its origins are rooted in an inspiring story about community development in Ghana, Africa. It was there that Daniel encountered two brothers who had what seemed like an unrealistic dream to launch their own school. While the boys found themselves discouraged by immense challenges and limited resources, Daniel encouraged them to "find a tree, and start their school there." That prompt led the young men on a journey that quickly captivated an entire community and garnered the support of a local businessman who donated a building for their school. Within a year, a hundred local youth were in attendance. The boys' dream had come true, and Daniel found his life calling—to mentor people around the world in achieving their goals and realizing their dreams. His approach is built on six pillars to promote individual achievement: ambition, understanding, belief, action, resilience, and urgency.
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Why do people decide to take a bold action or to do nothing? This smart, spirited and fun show takes you on an inspiring tour through the life-defining experiences of remarkable people who, with grace, selfless purpose, vision and drive, have saved lives, infused hope and provided critical help to others. These true stories delve into the thoughts, perspectives and emotions of guest speakers as they juggled decisions that ultimately altered lives of others for better. Provocative and yet sincere questions will reveal motivating touchstones for you as you apply what you hear to your own life. Our program is designed to provide authentic, frank, and at times humorous conversations. The undercurrent of the program is to help you expand the legacy that you leave in your wake and to become an inspiration and a beacon of joyful living to others.
Nelinia’s parents immigrated to the United States with the dream of living a life of which they could be proud and that would grant fulfilling opportunities, happiness and intrinsic satisfaction. Nelinia’s father and mother instilled the values of integrity, responsibility, respectfulness, curiosity, knowledge, sacrifice and hard work. Throughout her life, Nelinia has surrounded herself with role models who encouraged her to set high standards, achieve and succeed. These same role models also helped her evolve into the caring and compassionate person she is today. Nelinia is committed to helping people in the same way that she was helped: through encouragement, kindness, selflessness and vision. As a perennial student of life and boundless optimist, Nelinia stays engaged with people in all walks of life. She is a member of Rotary International, Junior League, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International and Business Networking International.