Jay Hewitt will get you to your Finish Line. An elite Ironman triathlete, Jay is the only person with Type 1 diabetes to race for the U.S. National Triathlon Team. He balanced years of grueling physical triathlon training, racing and world travel, managing his blood sugar and hourly insulin dosage, and maintaining a demanding full-time law practice. In 2004, he began public speaking while racing and practicing law. After numerous engagements and repeated requests, he followed his passion and launched a full-time professional speaking career in 2011. His balance of work, life and pursuit of goals has taken remarkable focus and discipline, converting physical and mental challenges into motivation for success. That is exactly the message he shares with rapt audiences all over the world. Jay’s principles translate perfectly into life as well as business, inspiring improvement in everyone—from leadership and management to everyday employees, from athletes and non-athletes to students and adults.
Finish Line Vision® - Setting Goals Just Out of Reach, But Not Out of Vision
How do you convert obstacles and disappointment into better performance and an improved bottom line? In FINISH LINE VISION®, (Jay’s signature presentation), he reveals how, despite being a Type 1 diabetic, he has pushed himself to incredible personal and professional triumphs. His compelling, energetic keynote—delivered with humor, honesty and relatable specifics—shows audiences how they, too, can overcome whatever life throws at them and reach unimaginable levels of success and teamwork.
Jay knows what he’s talking about. An Ironman triathlete and practicing attorney, he is the only person with Type 1 diabetes ever to qualify for the U.S. National Triathlon Team. To accomplish such feats, Jay’s presentation focuses on three guiding principles that can benefit everyone in business and in life:
- Make the Bad Thing the Best Thing – Disappointment and change happen. Use them as motivation to prove how strong you are and make you even better.
- Set Goals with Failure Potential – Be willing and even eager to fail. Leadership requires it. Improvement demands it.
- Earn Your Finish Line – Success takes work, discipline and perseverance when no one is watching. You will get there because you know you earned it.
Who Has time for That? - Achieve a Work-Life Balance for Success in Both
Life is not one-dimensional. Family, work, school, health, fitness, hobbies, friends….You have goals and dreams, but also duties and obligations. How do you balance what you want to do with what you have to do when so many things seem to be pulling you away? The Ironman® triathlon requires the ultimate balance of three very different sports—swimming, cycling and running—combined into a grueling, 1-day, 140-mile event. Does that sound like the day in, day out juggling of chaos and commitment that defines your own life? Who Has Time for That? is an absorbing, instructive presentation that reveals how Jay Hewitt balanced training in three sports, competing and traveling the world for Team USA all while injecting insulin throughout each day to manage his Type-1 diabetes, maintaining his speaking career, working as an attorney and giving full attention to his wife and three children. You will learn how to pursue dreams and perform duties so they complement each other, not compete for your time—or energy. Find your purpose. Fuel your life.
- Develop a S-Y-S-T-E-M: Save Yourself Stress, Time, Energy & Money
- Equal balance is not the goal— know when to be unbalanced
- Have the time of your life by choosing the right time of your life
What Do I Do Now? - Handling Change & Failure
We all experience change and failure. How we react in those moments determines our success more important than any strength or skill can. Whether it’s a job loss, divorce, serious health condition, defeat in sports or business, high achievers thrive in such circumstances. They risk failure—even tempt it—converting setbacks and transitions motivators for personal and professional improvement. What Do I Do Now? is a fascinating, heartfelt presentation in which Jay explores how changes and failures from his own life and the lives of some notable high achievers can fuel your own success. You’ll learn to anticipate and prepare for change, dare yourself to fail and be better because of it.
- Anticipate change and use it as a springboard for opportunity
- Set goals with failure potential in order to achieve greater success
- Eliminate doubt & anxiety
Better Body, Better You - Achieve Your Best Fitness in a Busy Life
We all know the excuses for not exercising or eating right: not enough time, lack of motivation, work schedule, weather, family responsibilities, health issues….So, how do you squeeze staying healthy and fit into your busy, often chaotic everyday life? Living with Type-1 diabetes since 1991, Jay Hewitt must count every last carbohydrate every time he eats in order to inject the proper dose of insulin into his body, then prick his finger five to ten times a day to check his blood sugar level. Despite his chronic condition, he’s raced the grueling 140-mile Ironman® triathlon 14 times, maintained the training and diet of a competing triathlete and worked out vigorously twice a day every day—all while pursuing his career as a professional speaker, practicing as an attorney and giving full attention to his family. Better Body, Better You shows you how to work solid fitness and diet habits into your own hectic schedule to improve your energy, vitality and state of mind.
- Plan, prioritize and get addicted to your new healthy way of life
- Visualize your goal for motivation to reach it
- Eat like an athlete with diabetes and love it