My name is Alan Lazaros, and rather than listing off a bunch of accomplishments or accolades, I’d like to tell you a story.
I was 26 years old, and I’m in New Hampshire with my little cousin. After a fun night of Call of Duty, we headed to TGI Fridays.
I’m driving. It’s a cold and dark winter night, and I don’t know the area.
We get to a triangular intersection, and it looks like the road stays left, but it doesn’t. The road stays right, and I didn’t see the yield sign...
Looking down at the GPS, and in what literally felt like a millisecond, I look up and see the brightest lights I’d ever seen.
A massive, lift-kitted truck was blaring it’s horn not 10 feet away.
I honestly thought that was it…
To this day, that was the scariest moment of my life.
My father passed away in a car accident when I was 2 years old, so I get chills just thinking about this...
Now, if you’ve ever experienced a life or death situation, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
But to someone who hasn’t, the feeling is indescribable.
Fortunately, I was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Passat, which was a steel trap. And both airbags deployed, so no one was seriously injured.
But what I can tell you is that it made me question everything...
If this was the end, would I be proud of who I’ve become? Proud of how I lived?
If that was it, would I be happy with how I spent my time?
Did I live life to the fullest? Did I courageously fight for what I believe in? Did I love fiercely and hold nothing back? Did I pursue my dreams with tenacity, and perhaps most importantly, did I leave the world a better place?
At the end, these are the questions we’ll all ask ourselves.
And for me, I didn’t like the answers…
And that’s why I’m here to speak with you today. I want you to ask yourself the tough questions, and to take stalk of your life before it's too late…
Like me, I want you to start taking life head on, and to never let anyone or anything stop you from pursuing your dreams.
I’m here because I believe in people more than anything else, and I believe in dreams.
You are capable of so much more than you realize right now, and I’m here to prove it to you.
I appreciate your time, and I VERY MUCH look forward to meeting you soon!
Sincerely & with gratitude,