A man on a mission, Matthew Harris has achieved mind-numbing success in only a handful of years.
Featured on numerous Television shows, such as CNN's-The Situation Room, Mr. Harris has taken the stage before 10's of thousands around the world. His passion and devotion to attaining the heights of success have ignited the hearts and minds of the masses.
Born to an African-American father, and a Coloured South African mother, Mr. Harris' life experience has been founded in diversity and shaped by his numerous travels around the globe.
A consummate story-teller, Mr. Harris shares his own story in a charming and unashamed manner.
"My story really starts back in 2002", he says, "Because of some errors in judgement I found myself in court one day, standing before a judge and heard him say, 'Young man, you're going to jail...'
I will never forget those words! I was 19-years old and I had never been that scared before or since!
Fast forward 7 years. I had just finished presenting at a private soirée for an NFL client of mine in Baltimore, Maryland when two, inquisitive college kids came over to make small talk. The conversation quickly led to them inquiring about what I do for a living. "No way! You know Dr. J?! You have his phone number?! Do you go to a lot of private parties? What celebrities do you get to hang out with? Rihanna?! Akon?! YOU CHARGE HOW MUCH AN HOUR?!"
I humbly thanked them and told them I wasn't worthy of admiration; I'm just a regular guy who works hard-but somewhere between answering their questions about my trips around the world and whose speed dial I was on is when it hit me...This really is my life!
The truth is, everything came together for me when I heard the judge tell me I was headed to jail. It was at that very moment that I made a decision that would forever alter the direction of my life! I decided that I was going to take responsibility for myself, that I would live my life on purpose, that I would do, be, and have better!
I cleared my throat and raised my hand...
What happened next was absolutely amazing! After explaining to the judge what had happened and taking responsibility for my mistakes and actions...
He let me go! I walked out of that court room, a free man!
The irony is that I have been free from the day I was born, but I had never really understood what freedom really was until mine was almost taken from me. By God's grace I have tried to keep the promise I made to myself on that fateful day. I strive to live my life on purpose and my life has turned out more exciting than I ever dreamed!
I have learned that success can be as simple (and as hard) as making a decision; a decision to succeed and to never settle for mediocrity!"