Two words can make or break a man. That is the lesson learned in a wonderfully inspiring video, titled I’m Possible, from renowned illustrator-turned-photographer, Jeremy Cowart.
Those words were ‘I can’t.’ And, one day after another, those five letters were removed from his vocabulary, with the help of his parents and ever-inspiring mentors along the way.
Despite poor grades and a short attention span throughout schooling, Cowart would eventually come to realize his true passion and abilities lied in the arts.
A few years ago, Jeremy started speaking quite a bit. But as a non-speaker, he realized he couldn’t remember a full 20-minute talk. So he had the idea to draw a talk instead and live-narrate it on stage. That “talk” ended up being the first draft of his life story. Two years later, he has now shared this talk live to tens of thousands all across America, and millions have watched it online.
Recognized as “the most influential photographer on the Internet,” Jeremy Cowart is known as a photographer, hotelier, fund-raiser, teacher, artist, world uniter, lover of life, and man of adventure. What fans don’t always know is that Jeremy started out as a failure.
Growing up, Jeremy’s life was defined by the words I can’t do it. Thankfully, Jeremy’s parents reprogrammed his mind with a single sentence: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. That simple truth propelled Jeremy to achieve greatness in many forms, including
• running photo shoots with A-list clients, such as Sting, the Kardashians, President Obama, the Pope, and many more,
• launching the Help-Portrait movement to invest dignity and value in people from underserved communities and who were victims of tragedy, and
• launching the Purpose Hotel as a for-profit hotel chain designed to fuel the work of not-for-profit organizations.
I’m Possible is an extension of Jeremy’s belief that greatness must serve a greater purpose. It’s a book that will inspire readers with the message that all things are possible when we actively engage our God-given purpose to change the world.
Gracefully Broken music video
”Being a rockstar wasn’t our aim. Greatness should serve a greater purpose”