RISE KING – Best Motivational Speech Video (Ft. William Hollis)
Sometimes your life won’t turn out
how you plan it.
It turns out how you work for it.
How you wake up and you chase
that dream every single morning.
It’s what you give your time
and your energy to
that takes you to the next level.
I witnessed the death of my mother.
The death of my grandfather.
The incarceration of my father.
And still I stood.
Because when I walked in those projects,
I realized one thing
I realized this, that my dream
never lived down there.
I realized that everything
I ever dreamed of
lives in the sky and I must jump
every single day.
To go reclaim what’s mine.
And that’s royalty.
You see many of us believe that
just because our father was a drug dealer
and our uncle was a drug dealer
that that is our life
and that is our forever.
But I want you to know something
that is only a lesson to show us
to be something more
than what they thought we can be.
You see when a family tree is dying.
All you have to do
is take care of the roots.
And if the roots is too dead
to bring the tree back alive
you plant another one.
Young king and queen
I’m sorry, but we live in a generation today,
where you gonna have to grow up
You’re gonna have to be phenomenal
in everything you do
because everyone in the world
is chasing great.
And what do you do
when a man is going a hundred miles per hour
and you haven’t even
started the engine yet?
The best gifts come from the bottom
They say Will why you wanna be great?
I wanna be great for me.
I wanna be great so them project babies
can look in the mirror
and say ‘I am too’.
I am special.
That flower grew in the same streets
that I grew up in
that rose, rose up through that concrete,
and so can I.
It’s the mentality.
Roses can grow in the projects
if you take care of the soil.
It don’t matter how big the house is, baby
it’s the love inside of it.
Take care of your community.
Take care of your brothers and sisters.
Hold cowards accountable for what they
put in your neighborhoods
Put your crown back on your head
Let the world know your name.
King and Queen.
This means you gotta work.
This means you have to grind when they sleep.
You gotta grind when they won’t.
You’ve got to grind,
even when you don’t feel like it.
And this in all areas in life,
is the tunnel to greatness.
Consistency will turn
an ordinary man into something
he never thought he can be.
I want you to look in the mirror
young kings and queens today
if you’re grown up with nothing
and you’re growing up with- without
I want you to look in the mirror
and I want you to say these words
I want you to say that “I am Royalty”
I am more than my generational curses.
I am more than my drug addict father.
I am more than my incarcerated uncle.
No, I’m not better than them.
But I want to do better for them.
I wanna give our last name a legacy
that will be remembered forever.
That when people speak of it,
people will smile automatically.
See, this type of greatness
I’m talking about, I’m talking about
When I die, they can’t even
fit another body in the church
because of what I gave the world.
You see, you see all these men
standing on top of the world
you think they’re special,
you think they’re everything
but you don’t know what they did
to get there. Can you quote it
Are you willing to sell your soul
for material things?
Because right now
we’re losing the battle to the evil
and I’m telling you young kings,
I need you to come back.
I need you, I need you to come back to
the kings and queens
that I know you are as great citizens.
You know young kings that
walk in the room with his pants pulled up
and young queens that cover her body
and only show her face
because she knows she’s beautiful
and she loves the skin she’s in.
You see, I’m wanna bring us back to that.
I’m wanna eliminate the N-I-G-G-A mindset
and bring the King mindset
because that’s what we were born of
You see kings and queens, life is like
one man standing on one single street
And the creator says “Stay in your lane.”
If you stay in this lane
you will continue to ride
but if you pay attention
to all the other cars you will crash.
What do I mean?
I mean don’t pay attention to the next man.
Pay attention to the best man.
See, the best man is whoever you believe
he is because the mind has power.
Your mouth and your words have power.
I became a speaker by walking into
a school after having suicidal thoughts
ready to blow my brains out.
I wanted to give some children something
that they can take forever.
Something that can last forever.
Something that can push them
to the next level
and then I wanted to die.
But God did a funny thing
when I walked out that school
in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Five minutes walking down that
street I get a phone call and they say
“Mr. Hollis. How much
do you charge to speak?”
And that was the day my career started.
Since then, I have done nothing but speak.
Since then, I’ve paid
every bill with nothing
but what I’m make from what I speak.
Since then, I’ve had a meal
every single night.
Since then, I’ve met beautiful, kind people
that helped me go to the next level.
Since then, since then, you get my point.
God is amazing.
See, I thought it was about time
that somebody came into the world
and they gave people true words.
You know, not just talk to the people
with the big wallets and the big purses
I’m talking about the people
that have nothing.
I’m talking about the people who can barely
get cough syrup and barely feed their babies.
I’m talking about the mothers left alone.
I’m talking about the fathers
just lost that never had a father
and had a baby and still don’t know
how to be a father
and they’re called a deadbeat every single day.
See, the thing about this world, they believe
that you can just
vanish somebody into something.
But I want you to know something
when God put his hands on it,
you cannot vanish anything.
Because that’s the same man that turned dirt
See, we tend to forget these things
we tend to forget
how extraordinary our Father is.
See, you got powers and we like
Him, you gotta awaken that power.
You gotta bring it to life and you gotta
show the world that this is real.
People always ask me the question
they say “Will, when have you
found what you love to do?”
I say “You find what you love to do
when it becomes easy to you
and amazing to the world.”
See, I hope you listening to me today
because I’m giving you my heart.
I’m giving you my soul, I’m giving you
what they call “Real Motivation”
See no, I will never come to you kings
and queens with lions, tigers and bears
because I’m not a lion, tiger or bear.
I was born in the jungle though
And we made it up.
Because you know what
they say about real lions
We take over the pack
and we lead it.
See, that’s the thing. We got a lot of lions
out there in those neighborhoods.
Drug dealers, killers.
Whatever you want to call yourself
and I want you to know King,
You’re misguided but you’re special.
I know you grew up without a father and
your mother left you
and nobody ever loved you and
nobody ever told you,
you can be anything and
you believed it.
But I wanna tell you this
that you are phenomenal.
You are a King, you come from royal blood.
You stand on the tip top of pyramids,
you are royalty, King.
You are a light, you are a star.
The question is,
do you believe you are?