Retro Bill Visits Cooper County Schools
He’s been called Elvis, but Retro Bill is nothing like him, he is his own person. This is the message that Bill has brought to millions of children across the United States, ‘be kind and be your own person.’
Photo (click image for full view): Retro Bill, a world-renowned motivational speaker, talks to students at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School on Wednesday. His message was simple, but yet life-changing for many students.
A devout Christian, Bill grew up in Illinois. But, it was in fifth grade that he knew he wanted to be. He wanted to help people as a motivational speaker among other things.
During a visit to Cooper County schools, Bill’s message of being a friend and doing kind things for people has resonated to children from preschool on up to high school. Overall, Bill wanted to relay that dreams do come true.
His high energy and love for children has allowed him to communicate to all ages. This was witnerssed as he was speaking to students around the county, especially at Saints Peter and Paul School. He told them to dream and to always stay in the game of life.
“It’s not always easy and your path is not always a straight one,” he said.
Bill’s path to becoming the most requested motivational speaker in the United States and Canada, was not always a straight shot. He had to obtain other ways of getting to where he is here now.
Bill is not just another speaker, he has lived through much of the adversity that children go through when they are bullied and picked on. Instead of wallowing in the self pity, Bill chose to riset above it and become someone who makes a difference. Because of this, children have been changed, including ones in Cooper County during the week.
“The great stuff you receive, along with the stuff you have to work through, know that it is all a gift at the end as long as you look at it that way,” he said.
This article by Edward Lang originally appeared on Boonville Daily News.