Scare Yourself

June 1, 2009

Do something that scares you – at least once a year.

If you want to grow scare yourself. It doesn’t need to be sky diving – although that would work.

What have you done recently that scared you? If you can’t think of anything you are not growing enough.

George Torok

Inspiring story of Susan Boyle

April 17, 2009

Inspiring Story – a great video to watch to lift your spirits.

Nobody, Susan Boyle, stuns the audience and Simon Cowell on Britains Got Talent.

Watch the whole 7 minutes – it’s worth it.

George Torok
Motivational Business Speaker

Canadian Motivational Speaker

Looking for motivated marathon runners

December 8, 2008

Greetings Canadian athletes,

Are you a passionate athlete who draws inspiration from Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope?

At CBC Television, we are presently creating a program which would illustrate in detail what Terry accomplished in 1980. The event will
reacquaint new and existing generations with Terry’s example of athleticism, determination and self-sacrifice.

A team of twelve runners will start the marathon in St. John’s, NFLD on April 12th. Each participant will attempt to run 3,339 miles in 143 days – matching Terry’s daily mileage – arriving in Thunder Bay, ON on Labour Day weekend. Our camera crews will document the journey from the first day of training through to the end of the run, providing viewers with updates on the participants and their fundraising efforts.

Our first episode, to air in April on CBC, will see the introduction of the participants and the stakes set for the run. Terry’s enduring and
building legacy will be highlighted. We are working in conjunction with the Terry Fox Foundation, who in the past have declined proposals where the intent is to symbolically or literally finish the Marathon of Hope. This concept does not infringe on that wish.

If you are interested in participating in, or supporting, this initiative — we want to hear from you. We welcome any questions at any
time along the way.

An ideal candidate would possess the following:

1) They have been inspired by Terry’s story and have a history of supporting Terry’s vision and principles
2) They have the ability and willingness to fundraise
3) They believe and offer evidence that they are capable of physically attempting the run
4) They are willing and able to put aside work/other commitments for 4 and a half months to document their personal journey.

Do you have what it takes to go the distance?


If you would like to participate as a runner in this historic event, please reply to , sending us your contact information and telling us why you are the ideal candidate for the show.

In addition, we ask that you please create a 3-5 minute video so we can see you in action. Your video should include: Your name, age, hometown and why you want to be a participant in the Marathon of Hope 2009.
Please upload your video to YouTube.

Need extra help uploading your video?

Deadline for applications:
January 8, 2008

Please notify us immediately by sending the URL when you’ve uploaded
your video.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Michelle & Lara,

Marathon of Hope 2009

Motivation to buy lottery tickets

January 28, 2008

Motivation to buy lottery tickets

Why do people buy lottery tickets? What is the motivation to bet on such a long shot? One of the ways to examine and understand motivation is to review the apparent stupid (illogical) things that people do. 

Perhaps you buy lottery tickets and might recognize your motivation from this list.

What motivation drives people to buy lottery tickets?


The easy win


Reward without effort


It is my time

The world owes me one

I deserve it

My boss is an idiot

The “if only dream”

It’s only a few dollars


Somebody has to win

You must admit there is no logical reason to buy lottery tickets, yet every week people find the motivation to buy lottery tickets.

Look at the strange things people do. Examine their actions for the motivation and you will better understand people and how to motivate them.

George Torok

Motivational Speaker

Motivational Thinker

Professional Speaker