Pain & Hope

May 26, 2011

Pain and hope might be two sides to the same coin. Both necessary parts of our life – like Ying and Yang.

Pain reminds us of yesterday. Hope draws us to tomorrow.

Pain reminds us of past struggles and failures. Hope paints a picture of future success and joy.

Pain can depress us. Hope can excite us.

Pain immobilizes. Hope activates.

We all have our share of pain dragging us down. When it does, flip the coin.

Wherever there is pain – there is always hope on the other side.

Flip the coin and enjoy the hope.

George Torok


Hope, Vision, Action

May 20, 2011

Strangely, those were the inspirational words of advice from Frank O’Dea.

Why is that strange?

His life journey took him from multiple rapes as a child to teenage drunkeness and skid row pan handling on the streets.


At one time the only hope he had was to receive 99 cents to buy a cheap bottle of wine.

His hope grew and he was able to beat that demon. He became a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist.

Listen to his story in this radio interview on Business in Motion.

Frank O’Dea interview.

Read more about Frank O’Dea.

George Torok

Motivational Buisiness Speaker

Smile – it’s Contagious

May 12, 2011

Smiles beat frowns. Whose side are you on?

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile. ~ Author Unknown

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.  ~ Charles Gordy
A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.  ~ Author Unknown

Everyone smiles in the same language.  ~ Author Unknown

I’ve never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.  ~ Author Unknown

The shortest distance between two people is a smile.  ~ Author Unknown

Smile – George Torok

Motivational Speaker