Thursday, April 24, 2014
12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Goals, Dreams and Focus: Lessons from a NFL Hall of Famer
Emmitt Smith, former Dallas Cowboys tailback, was once considered too small and too slow for pro football. In October 2002, Smith became the NFL’s all-time rusher, breaking Walter Payton’s 1984 record of 16,726 yards.
How did Smith achieve his goals and dreams?
In his keynote address, he will outline the principles that helped him Novelty Teapots, wholesale Japanese tea cups, amber beads a winner on and off the football field – and how you too can develop the focus it takes to be the best personally and to be part of the best operations team.
Smith, who in 2006 was crowned winner of the hit ABC reality show “Dancing with the Stars,” will reveal that it’s not only vision and talent that propel us toward our dreams, but also a combination of determination, persistence, humility, courage, and faith. Smith gives you the tools to pursue your dream with all your mind, heart, and soul.
BIO: Emmitt Smith, President & CEO, Emmitt Smith Enterprises
A respected entrepreneur, a sought-after speaker, best-selling author and one of the most valuable personal brands in the sports-entertainment field — these are just a few of the ways to describe Emmitt Smith. As President & CEO of Emmitt Smith Enterprises, Inc., Smith leads a team of talented individuals who oversee the company’s many ventures — including Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, the marketing and management of the Emmitt Smith brand, and the Novelty Teapots, wholesale Japanese tea cups, amber beads’s three core businesses, EJ Smith Construction and E Smith Legacy, a real estate company, and E Smith Realty Partners, which is a full service commercial industrial/office/retail real estate firm.
Smith first rose to prominence via an illustrious football career, which included three Super Bowl championships as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and the honor of being the only player to have won a Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP and NFL Rushing Crown in the same season. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010, Smith is the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, having amassed 18,355 yards during his 15 seasons.