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Russ Smith, Motivational Speaker

He had me at, "I think we all need a pep talk."

I can't quit watching this: "A Pep Talk from Russ Smith (link)"

Yes, Russ, we do. Somewhere, in the midst of all of the Madness, this video was released with little-to-no-fanfare. I don’t remember seeing it (and if it was linked here, I’m sorry, I regret the error).

If you're reading this in your van down by the river, eating your steady diet of government cheese--or even if you aren't--you need this video in your life.

I realize these ‘pep talk vids’ are all derivative from "Kid President." I don’t care. Sit down, take two-and-a-half minutes, and let Russ Smith teach you how to make the world awesome.

Note, at around the :18 second mark, we get a bit of grammatical and syntactical Russdiculouss-ness. We allow it under the "Won a National Championship" clause.

Key takeaways:

"The world needs you to stop being boring."

That dude Kareem Abdul Jabbar knew a few things.

Russ likes ‘Space Jam.’ "What will be your ‘Space Jam’?"

"This is our time. And you were made to be awesome."

"But I do know this--it’s everyone’s duty to get the world to dance."

I don't know about all of you, but I need Russ Smith and Kevin Ware celebratory dancing next season. I need it now.

Saucy.

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