Orrin Hudson praised by Motivator Les Brown!

Orrin Hudson of BeSomeone, Inc. has blazed the trails  throughout America teaching youth to "be someone."  He has been a source of inspiration for many and has also used chess as a stimulus for children to believe in their own ideas and to learn from the decisions they make in life. 

Just as thousands have received motivation from Hudson, he openly discusses the source of his inspiration in the field of motivational speaking. Hudson credits
Les Brown helping him to learn the craft of motivational speaking and has taken him as a mentor.

Orrin C. Hudson with Les Brown

"Everyone needs a coach even if you're Michael Jordan and making 30 million a year. Here's why… when you're playing the game of life you can't see everything… you can't succeed by yourself!"

~ Orrin Hudson, Be Someone, Inc. ~

Hudson met with his mentor recently and besides discussing the usual events of the day, they played chess. Brown praises Hudson's method of using chess as a way for the youth to solve problems in the game called life. "No matter what field you're in, you are a problem solver," states Brown.

Ironically, Les Brown wasn't considered much of a problem solver in his youth. He was adopted at six weeks old, labeled a slow learner, and carted off to the educable mentally-handicapped classes.  Brown has overcome this childhood stigma to become one of the most sought-after speakers in the country. 

Of course, Brown learned a few lessons along the way. In his first seminar, he ordered 500 dinners and sent 10,000 invitations. After heightened excitement, only three people showed up. He told the cook to pack up the rest of the dinners and he claims he is still eating the leftovers!

In one of his standard sound bites Les Brown says, "There are three kinds of people in life: those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that don't know what happen."

Les Brown plays Orrin Hudson in a round of blitz.

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Posted by The Chess Drum: 1 March 2003