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Best-selling author, motivational speaker visits Robins

Dan Clark, world-renowned motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Art of Signifi-cance,” speaks at one of three sessions in the Base Theater July 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

Dan Clark, world-renowned motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Art of Signifi-cance,” speaks at one of three sessions in the Base Theater July 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

Dan Clark, world-renowned motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Art of Significance,” speaks at one of three sessions in the Base Theater July 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

Dan Clark, world-renowned motivational speaker and New York Times best-selling author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “The Art of Significance,” speaks at one of three sessions in the Base Theater July 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tommie Horton)

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Dan Clark has made quotes his life’s work although that doesn’t define who he is. At one of several speeches at Robins Air Force Base, the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” author spoke about what moves him.

“I love stories. I love life,” Clark told the audience.

Some of the stories he shared centered on his service to the military. His first overseas trip was in 2005 and he has been eight different times to support the troops who are deployed.

Clark was a walking book of quotes from challenging people about who they associate with to service before self.

“What we’ve been doing in the past doesn’t work,” he said.

Believing in change is the first step to changing. The focus is on the why, he said. “Why we should get better.”

Clark has been named one of the top 10 speakers in the world by Achievers North America and Achievers Europe.

He has taught public speaking for more than eight years at a university in Utah.

He was a former athlete and overcame a debilitating injury. His team of holistic and medical doctors as well as healing himself mentally and emotionally helped him recover from his injuries, according to his bio on danclark.com.

During his speech, he also engaged with the audience and invited questions.

“No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future,” said Clark.