Inspire to Aspire - Walter Larkins

March 11, 2016
Hosted by Nelinia Varenas

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Episode Description

Walter Larkins internalized the importance of respect, integrity, discipline, responsibility, and consequence at an early age. He also learned to be adaptable, tolerant and compassionate. Walter’s parents are of different ethnicities and became man and wife during a time when their union was deemed immoral. Yet, Walter’s parents persevered and were unrelenting in their commitment to one another and to their children even when society condemned them. The outgrowth of this experience manifested into the courage and hope that Walter embodies today. Walter’s mission is to plant seeds of aspirations to build better lives, offer choices and alternatives for individuals who feel trapped, and provide the means to achieve ambitions. Hear Walter’s thoughtful perspectives and insights. They are compelling.

Your Why

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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 Varenas

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.

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