Jim Morris was a high school science teacher and coach in west Texas who miraculously made it to the Major Leagues at the age of 35. His life story made cinematic history with the heartwarming and unforgettable Disney movie, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim pitched two seasons for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays reaching speeds up to 102mph and chose to retire to raise his children. Since 2000, Jim has been a highly sought-after motivational speaker traveling the world inspiring audiences to follow their dreams and never give up.
In his latest book, Dream Makers: Surround Yourself with the Best to Be Your Best, Jim shares more of his incredible life story including the people who helped make him the success he is today: his Dream Makers.
Jim has been honored to receive a Lifetime Achievement award from the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, a CAMIE award for Character and Morality in Entertainment for The Rookie, and has been involved with BCFS, Arms of Hope, Texas Youth Commission, and other philanthropic efforts. He launched his own Foundation in 2015 giving back to underserved communities and children. Jim and his wife, Shawna, have raised five children and live near San Antonio.
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Speaking about chasing dreams, and being your best by surrounding yourself with the best mentors, Jim shares his memoirs and the dream makers who helped shaped his life. He incorporates client's requests seamlessly while entertaining the audience with self-deprecating humor. Jim shares his failures and successes in life while taking the audience on an emotional ride. Audiences of all ages will leave taking about Jim Morris and his inspirational message.
Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader
Focusing on being the mentor for someone that you would want for yourself, Jim encourages the audience to surround themselves with the best people to bring out the best, and to in turn give themselves and others the best chance for success. Jim tells his own story of defeat while believing the wrong kind of people and shares about his successes while surrounded by key people who helped him believe in himself and pushed him to be the man he is today. Humorous and moving, you won't be disappointed.
Remember Who You Are
This topic teaches audiences about the importance of integrity. Remembering who you are in all circumstances, when people are watching and when they are not. Jim tells personal stories about keeping promises, always doing what you say or promise, and what you do when no one is watching at all..makes you who you are.
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