When the game changes so do the rules. I say break the rules. Not the law, but break the rules. Go against the grain. Stop thinking that being different is only cool if you’re different in the same way that other people are different. Be a leader not a people pleaser. It’s impossible to be a game changer if you’re too well behaved and don’t want to break the rules. You have to think outside the box. That’s what I believe. After all, what is the point of being on this earth if all you want to do is be liked by everyone else?


Kendall Ficklin is a coach, consultant and author with a focus on youth development.  With nearly 20 years experience speaking, training, mentoring and coaching, Kendall is one of the most sought-after speakers for motivating, inspiring and empowering your staff, students and parent populations in America.

He regularly conducts keynote addresses, professional development workshops for educators and corporations, parental engagement seminars and “hard-hitting, no-nonsense” student empowerment sessions. 

Kendall can be reached at:

Phone: (678) 390-2880
All Social Media: @kendallficklin

I live and work in the gap between problems and potential, average and great, obstacles and opportunities.”
– Kendall Ficklin

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