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Opening Remarks

Gary Schofield July 24, 2020

Thank you guys. It’s an amazing honor for a high school guy to be asked to come halfway around the world to speak. So I take it very humbly, and a huge honor to be able to do that, so I’m super thankful. Hopefully I won’t bore you to death with a presentation, but this is something I’ve been asked to speak on several times, and it’s really how I go about programming and putting together our program in the unique environment that I have. I’ll hopefully walk you through that, and then hopefully there’ll be some things in there that you can take away and do some practical applications to you. Like every speaker up here, we’re incredibly thankful to PLAE, for the main reason that how much they’ve invested in the profession and the people in the profession.

Too many people invest in the business side of things, and very few companies and very few people to be quite honest with you, invest in the people and the profession in an honest and true way. I think in this back half of my career now, I’m trying to coordinate myself with people that are in it for truth and for growth and for professional development, and PLAE is certainly one of those companies that stand out for that. So super thankful for Ron and those guys for what they’re doing for our profession.

It’s funny, coach mentioned Google in his presentation. I’ll start with this, my middle name is not Google. I do not know everything. I’m not up here to tell you how it’s done, because there are many ways to get it done. I don’t know unique environment. I can only speak to my unique environment and what I do. So I’m going to try to share that with you, but please don’t let it come across, don’t let my passion for what I get to do every day, come across as telling you that’s the way it has to be done.

Does that make sense? Too many times, I think when I get done people are like, “Well, I do it a different way,” and I’m like, “That’s awesome, tell me.” I hope you don’t think that my passion is a dictation way of doing it.

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