Get motivated in the new year with inspiring words from Birmingham motivational speaker Eunice Elliott and her lecture series, Living the Dream 2014, at various Birmingham Public Library locations in January and February. The interactive empowerment series will focus on how people can identify and activate individual goals and ambitions. All sessions are free and open to the public.
The first session will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 10:30 a.m., at Five Points West Library. The topic will be “Dreaming 101: Identifying Your Heart’s Desires.’’ “I feel that my calling in life is to inspire people to pursue their dreams,’’ says Elliott. “Stop trying to put limits on your dreams. It’s a dream. Anything can happen.’’
The Bessemer native graduated from the University of Alabama in 1997 and moved to Connecticut a week later to pursue her dream job at ESPN, working in public relations and later as a production assistant at ESPN Sports Center. After more than 10 years working in sports public relations, including stints at the Tennessee Titans, the FedEx Orange Bowl Committee, and with several high-profile professional athletes, Elliott changed course and started performing stand-up comedy and acting.
In 2011, she moved to Atlanta to pursue her new passion of comedy and acting. In 2013, she returned to Birmingham to join Alabama's 13 morning team as the traffic reporter. She appears daily from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m.
"I'm so excited about this series because honestly, when I see that light come on in people's minds about pursuing their own passions, it further inspires and motivates me to continue pursuing my own,’’ says Elliott. “I love the feeling I get from motivating other others. Honestly, it motivates me to keep trying to accomplish my own dreams.’’
“Each session will address another phase of Living the Dream. The first session is designed to help those who may have forgotten their passion due to circumstances or have run out of ideas of how to pursue them,’’ she says.
The other sessions include:
"As a Man Thinketh"— Understanding the Law of Attraction
Monday, January 27, 11:00 a.m.
Springville Road Library
Maintaining the Vision — Keeping the Faith
Wednesday, January 29, 12:00 p.m.
Enjoying this Moment —Gratitude
Monday, February 3, 12:00 p.m.
North Birmingham Library
For more information, visit http://facebook.com/euniceelliott.