Chris Gardner Offers Inspiration

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You may not remember his name, but if you heard his story it would sound very familiar to you. He is Chris Gardner. The man who once slept in the BART station bathroom with his infant son because he had no place to go. A man who never used his situation as an excuse to give up or give in.

It’s incredibly inspirational to listen to Chris speak. It was so inspirational that Will Smith decided to produce a movie about Chris’ life a few years ago. “Pursuit of happyness” Spelled wrong intentionally to remind himself of the inner city pre-school he used to drop his son off to when he lived in San Francisco.

Watch this video of Chris’ commencement speech to the class of 2009 at the University of California Berkley.

http://youtu.be/vtYpJzQkx1Y

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