CRAIG MacFARLANE HAS TAKEN ONE OF LIFE'S GREATEST BLOWS - THE TOTAL LOSS OF SIGHT - AND TURNED IT INTO A TOWER OF INSPIRATION THAT HE SHARES ALL OVER THE WORLD. WHETHER ITS SPEAKING AT CORPORATE MEETINGS, SCHOOLS, PUBLICLY AT NATIONAL CONVENTIONS, OR PRIVATELY WITH PRESIDENTS AND POPES, HIS MESSAGE INSPIRES AND MOTIVATES.
The victim of a horrible tragedy at the age of two that cost him his eyesight, Craig has forged an
awesome life. Starting from a truly unique, and most would say challenging, perspective imaginable, he has taken the lessons he learned from his experience and applied them in the most dramatic ways. The result has been an impressive thirty-five-year, post-athletic career, as an internationally renowned keynote inspirational speaker and business advocate.
Relying on his INNER VISION throughout his life, Craig has risen to a distinctive and enlightened vantage point which has taught him:
Sometimes you have to take the lead because you can’t wait to be taught.
Sometimes you have to learn before the lessons have been written.
Sometimes you have to walk your talk before you know what your talk is.
Sometimes you have to play the hand you’ve been dealt before you even have a seat at the table.
Sometimes you have to decide if you want to be right, or you want to be happy.
Sometimes you have to play the game by their rules until you’ve earned the right to create your own.
Sometimes you have to find the real vision for your life by understanding yourself before you try to understand the world.
Treating his total loss of eyesight as nothing more than a minor inconvenience, Craig has demonstrated what can be achieved through persistence and perseverance, with focus, desire, and discipline. His message is entertaining, engaging, challenging. Craig will give you the tools you need to overcome any obstacles you perceive to be in your way. Most of all, he will inspire you to raise the bar in your own life to make success, and happiness, reality, on your own terms.
Craig MacFarlane has the unique ability to inspire all audiences. From local business associations to amateur sports teams to professional sports teams to regional and national conferences of all types to multimillion viewer television audiences to Executive Boardrooms to high school assemblies to virtually every individual he has ever met. Craig MacFarlane brings a powerful, life changing message that connects on all levels.
It has been said that Craig simply moves from standing ovation to standing ovation. Along the way he might make you cry and he will always make you laugh. He will certainly make you think. Without a doubt, before he’s done, he will definitely challenge you.
Craig MacFarlane is a good friend of mine. I admire his strength, his courage and his enthusiasm. Nobody knows better than Craig what Pride in America is all about. For Craig it means having the desire, the energy and the perseverance to accomplish worthwhile goals which inspire and encourage all Americans. As you listen to Craig you will understand much better what the word PRIDE means.
George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States
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