This was the dream of Jim Morris.
Jim Morris' Cinderella story is testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. His story is the subject of the blockbuster film from Walt Disney, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid which won the ESPY for Sports Film of the Year.
Originally a top prospect, Jim Morris's career in baseball was derailed by injuries and immaturity at the age of 24. He got married, raised a family and eventually became a high school physics teacher and baseball coach in southwest Texas. At the age of 35, Jim made a bet with his struggling high school baseball team: If they won the district championship, then he would go try out for a major league team. Miraculously, his team won the district championship and Jim went to a tryout, where he threw twelve consecutive pitches at 98 mph.
Three months later, Jim realized his long-lost dream of becoming a major league player when he struck out All Star Royce Clayton in his first major league appearance in front of family and friends back in Texas.
Jim Morris is a polished public speaker and uses his story in combination with the goals of his customer to inspire and motivate. Jim also has a great sense of humor that will make your group laugh and inspire them at the same time. Jim draws lessons from his own life experience to inspire others to become mentors and leaders in their own lives and to chase their dreams. His rare quality of being a great entertainer and a sincere down to earth person at the same time makes him a compelling speaker to audiences of all types. Audiences are also charmed by his sense of humor and comedic timing as well. Jim is particularly good at weaving the needs of his customers into his presentation and works hard to please his customers.
A schoolteacher by trade, Jim is a loveable storyteller who captivates and inspires others to step up and change their lives. His Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life.
- Finding a Mentor and Becoming a Leader
- Getting the Most Out of Who You Are
- Taking Advantages of Second Chances
- Living Your Life with Integrity
- Never Give up on A Dream
Jim Morris’s Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. Jim’s meteoric rise from 35 year old high school teacher to flame throwing major league pitcher in 3 months made cinematic history with the release of the Disney movie “The Rookie”. Hearing Jim tell his story about chasing your dreams and keeping your promises is more entertaining than the legendary film about his life. Jim draws lessons from his own life experiences to inspire others to become mentors and leaders in their own lives and to chase their dreams.