Welcome from Richard Rossi
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Hi, this is Richard Rossi, Founder and Executive Director of the Congress. First of all, congratulations! You’re in! You are now part of our family of high-achieving young people. This is a movement, a global movement of high-achieving, super-motivated individuals like you who really have the ability, the smarts, and the desire to have an impact on the future of the world.
You may be wondering, “Is this an environment I’m going to be comfortable in? I’m a little introverted or shy.” If you are, you’re in for a wonderful surprise, because you have never been around such a large group of people who all think like you, who all want to help you, and help each other to succeed. About half an hour into the first evening you’re going to think, “This is my tribe, this is my family. These are people that I will stay in touch with the rest of my life.” It’s that big a deal. In fact, it’s kind of a magical experience and one that I bet you will never ever forget.
Yes, listening to the greatest minds alive in the profession is awe inspiring, but more than that they’re going to explain to you how they did it, and how you can do it, too. And how you can actually be on this stage years from now. If you don’t think that you can be great – much, much greater than you ever imagined possible – you’re wrong. We’re going to convince you of that. When you leave the Congress you’re going to see a future that is five or ten times bigger than the one that you saw when you walked into the room.
My wish for you is to play the biggest possible game you can in life. You’re only going through this once. Why not go for the gold? To do that you need a helping hand. You need to feel like you can really do it, that you’re supported, that there are people who are behind you and are rooting for you and helping you. That’s us, that’s the Congress. The people who run it and all of the young people who are going to be attending, as well as the Grand Masters that you’re going to hear from.
The Congress is completely and totally unique. There’s nothing else like it in the world. I guarantee you by the end of these three days you’re going to be inspired, you’re going to be delighted and happy, and also incredibly sad because you don’t want it to end and you don’t want to leave the wonderful people that you’ve met. It’s going to be a unique and fabulous experience for you. We want to make sure of this because you’re now part of the tribe, of the family, and you are someone that we think has the potential for real greatness in life. You may not see it yet but we see it in you, so hang on in there.
Now, you’re going to be hearing from us periodically, and as the Congress approaches you’re going to be hearing from us a lot. Right now, as part of this message, you’re going to see an address for our Facebook page. Get over there immediately and like it so that you get all the information and updates first. Also, in an email you’re going to get soon, you will have an address to a private Facebook group that is only for you and the other nominees that are coming to the Congress. Watch your email for that as well. That’s about it for now. I just want to say congratulations, and I look forward to talking to you again very, very soon.