Entrepreneur, public speaker, and best-selling author Chris Gardner discusses his new book Permission to Dream, and how an inspirational declaration from his mother as a small child empowered him to dream, persevere, and eventually succeed to such heights he inspired an award-winning film about his life starring Will Smith.
Inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be the best he could be, Chris shares how his unwavering dedication to dream big paved the way for his hard work to manifest itself into opportunity and success. Chris chooses to focus on the possibilities, not improbabilities, in order to turn a dream into a plan and a plan into action.
Whether you need to give yourself permission to dream or you need some support in your own pursuit of happiness, Chris shares insights on perspective and adaptability in order to reach your dreams and accomplish your goals.
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Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, international best-selling author, and an award-winning film producer. Gardner’s autobiography, The Pursuit of HappYness became a New York Times #1 bestseller, has been translated into over forty languages, including six (6) dialects of Chinese and most recent into Arabic. Gardner is also the inspiration for the critically acclaimed film “The Pursuit of HappYness” for which Will Smith received the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Academy Award nominations for his performance. Gardner’s second book, “Start Where You Are” also a best seller was published in 2009. Chris just completed his newest book “Permission To Dream” which will be available in April 2021.Gardner has described himself as “a 67 year old start-up!”42 minutes ago 2