Arnold Schwarzenegger, the action hero, body builder, and “Governator” of California made an appearance at the Toronto Metro Convention Center on January 26th to discuss his political career, life as a Hollywood actor and his overall personal success, and High Road was there to hear him first hand.
Although he made a few references to his recent role as the Governor of California, Schwarzenegger spent the majority of his speech reflecting on his life story and sharing his tips for success:
- Trust yourself and your instincts
- Have a clear vision of what you want to achieve
- Break the rules
- Never be afraid to fail
- Work like hell
According to Arnie, success and legacy don’t come from what you did, but how you did it. Success, he says, is about pushing boundaries, ignoring the naysayers, inspiring yourself and making a lasting impact. He stressed that the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward.
Schwarzenegger’s fascinating journey from Austria, to Hollywood actor and now esteemed politician, humanitarian and leader made for a very interesting and inspiring afternoon. His speech left the crowd entertained with his story and informed on the philosophy of personal success, and of course everyone was thrilled to hear his closing statement:
“O.K. Toronto, I’ll be back.”
The speech drew crowds from all over the GTA, including KISS front man Gene Simmons, seen here with two High Roaders.
Overall, it was a great afternoon for those who came to hear Schwarzenegger speak. He will be wrapping up the Canadian leg of his book tour this week in Montreal.