Monday, August 13, 2012

Bob Wieland and Team Inspiration

Because of my association with Winning at the Race of Life I'm exposed to many individuals that influence the lives of others, today was no exception as I met Bob Wieland. Mr. Wieland crossed America on his hands, which isn't an easy task by any other form of transportation. Visit his web page by clicking here to learn more about this amazing man.

While the world is enamored with reality TV, Bob Wieland is busy living life for real! Bob often says in his motivational speaking engagements; "If you don't have a vision... You die!"

He has mastered the ability to take life experiences; the good, the bad and all the tragedies and mold them into a triumphant journey!

If you have the opportunity to invite Bob as your next motivational keynote speaker, you will experience more than a message; but a journey in life that makes you want to hold your breath as you sit at the edge of your seat listening!

"Truly Bob Wieland is an inspiration for us all." - Pres. Ronald Reagan

He is among those who are always pushing life to its fullest, a rare breed who has experienced seemingly impossible hurdles and has turned them into incredible achievements. From his experiences he draws from and inspires his audiences to "drop all your excuses and live life to the fullest!"

As a top motivational business speaker, inspirational speaker, sports speaker and Christian speaker, Bob has been a globetrotter, speaking to 10,000's at a time, and often one-on-one with one person on a street corner!

His inspirational messages will motivate your sales team and audiences to leave the meeting and take on a project, or life for that matter, with the courage to defeat Goliath if you have to!

At the same time, he shares his message passionately and knows how to relate to the hearts of his audience; that's why he's called "Mr. Inspiration." Event and meeting planners looking to hire motivational speakers have called Bob for over 35 years!

While most motivational keynote speakers tell stories, Bob is the story! He has been featured on nationally televised programs and interviewed by leading print media as well.


Bob's story is about an extraordinary modern-day hero, which includes "an explosive" experience in Vietnam which changed his world and tried to end his life. While trying to rescue a fellow soldier he stepped on and detonated a land mine that instantly blew off both legs; he passionately says, "I lost both legs, but I didn't lose my heart!"

This is only one episode of Bob Wieland's monumental and amazing story which has been an inspiration to millions of people over the years, and to this day he continues to challenge others to "always remember that it's too soon to quit!"

Bob's life was great as a high school sports star at Greenfield Wisconsin High School. Then in college he was about to negotiate a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team.

But the US Army had another contract waiting for him and he was called to Vietnam to fight for his country. That's when an exploding mortar round took both of his legs instantly while he was trying to save one of his buddies. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital and zipped-up in a body bag, but he came back to life!

Since then he's been very much alive; the NFL players Association in conjunction with the Jim Thorpe Foundation presented Bob the National Award for Courage. He was also a strength and motivational speaker for the Green Bay Packers for two years.

He is the author of his book "One Step at a Time"; a former member of the Pres.'s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, he completed a journey across America on his arms that took him over three years to finish... and that was just the beginning.

People Magazine called Bob Wieland "one of the six most amazing Americans of the past 20 years."On four occasions he broke the world record for his weight division in the bench press, only to be denied the award because his legs didn't touch the floor.

His numerous achievements make you wonder if he is more than one person! "He is known as one of America's most courageous, most powerful closing motivational speakers!"

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