Arkansas Razorback's highly talented starting running back, Rawleigh Williams III, has been motivating and inspiring young football athletes all across the state of Arkansas and all over the country. Every special Razorback football event, kids are always asking for his autograph and wanting to update their Instagram and Twitter pages featuring the highly profiled football star because of how amazing he is on the field.
Well, Rawleigh inspires many kids all across the state of Arkansas but not many people know how Rawleigh stays motivated to continue his success on and off the field. Rawleigh always wears a wristband that says, "All things are possible, if you believe" - Mark 9:23. His wristband keeps him going whether it's on the field, in the classroom or doing his everyday activities, Rawleigh told me why he believes in the band, "I believe in the band and brand because it's a constant reminder to have faith in any situation and it's also a source of motivation to be your best each and every day whether you are taking a test or playing in a game. The band helps me because it's a source of positivity. With everything going on in the world it's a reminder to be just positive and strive to reach your goals."
Recently Rawleigh Williams III was announced as the winner of the 2016 Paul Eells Award and looks to make an even greater impact for the Hog Football program going into the 2017-2018 Razorback Season.
The Arkansas Razorback Men's Basketball team (20-7, 9-5 Conf.) are on a roll and earned yet another huge victory in the SEC against Ole Miss (11-16, 7-7 Conf.) this past weekend in Fayetteville, AR at Bud Walton Arena .
I had the opportunity of talking to the 6-6 Freshman from Campti, LA, Adrio Bailey, about his role on the team and what keeps him going on and off the court. Adrio said that the message on his wristband means something and it has helped him live his life with meaning. He also told me that he supported me and my movement because it was something real and inspiring. In Adrio's words, "I support you and it's something real. I motivate myself more than ever now and it means a lot. Where I am from, people aren't really motivated and it helps me on the court, in the classroom and my everyday life activities. Even though I can't wear it in the games, I still remember it because I wear it so much."
My next question that I had for Adrio was since he could not wear his band in games if Coach Mike Anderson's band ever helped him. He quickly responded, "Coach A runs the ship. He brings that leadership that we all need and he keeps us accountable."
During the matchup between the Razorbacks and the Rebels, the highly talented freshman brought in a key offensive rebound and put two points up on the board.
The Arkansas Razorbacks are on a three game winning streak beating LSU, #21 South Carolina and the Ole Miss Rebels. The Razorbacks look to keep their winning streak alive against Texas A&M in Fayetteville, AR at Bud Walton Arena at 7:30 PM CT on the SECNetwork.
The Arkansas Razorback's (19-7, 8-5 Conf) basketball team is on-a-roll winning on the road and it definitely has not went unnoticed. Not only are they turning heads throughout the state, they are also turning the heads of the NCAA. With a HUGE road win against #21 South Carolina (20-6, 10-3 Conf) last night 83-76.
I had the opportunity of interviewing Mr. SEC Preseason Player of the Year, Moses Kingsley for his insight from the South Carolina and how he stays motivated on and off the court. Moses told me,
“I grew up in a very religious family and everyday I wear a wristband that says, All things are possible, if you believe - Mark 9:23. After I was given the band it has really meant a lot to me. I believe that anything is possible. Anything that you do everyday, whether it is easy or hard, if you believe it can happen, it can happen."
I asked Moses if Coach Mike Anderson’s Beezy Band ever helped him during games since he can’t wear his and Moses told me,
"Even though I can’t wear my band in the game, I always wear mine before and after games and practices. I am always reminded by it whether I have it on or not and it keeps me going. Seeing it on my wrist helps me play harder on the court and inspires my teammates that no matter what we go through all things are possible."
Moses played a total of 29 minutes, 5-9 FG, 6-7 at the free throw line, 7 rebounds, 4 blocks and finished with 16 points against #21 South Carolina. The Razorbacks move on to play Ole Miss (16-10, 7-6 Conf) on Saturday, February 18 at 5:00 PM CT on the SECNetwork.
You never know who your story or struggle may motivate or inspire someone else. Over the past week I have had the opportunity of catching-up with a friend that I use to play AAU Basketball with by the name of Jordan Daniels. Here is Jordan's story:
Former Basketball and Football All-Star at Stuttgart Hig School, Jordan Daniels, has been a great friend of mine since we were little playing AAU Basketball at Episcopal Collegiate School for the Arkansas All-Stars. Jordan had told me how even though we haven't spoken in awhile and he told me had been going through things like being in a mental hospital, finding himself and his purpose. and had to find himself but felt like his story would be motivational to others. I was actually anxious to read about what was going on because I knew if he felt that way, it would be very powerful. he said The Beezy Brand has impacted his life in a positive way. He told me,
"Immediately when I saw that you were selling shirts and wristbands (ones that had motivational quotes on them), I got super inspired. It instantly motivated me to get to work on my company, and my clothing line is starting this month with a long-sleeve T dropping. As I was looking over your brand, your app made me want to go create an app, and I will have one completed later this year."
Jordan also talked about how The Beezy Brand has inspired him and is still inspiring him today. After traveling through tons of adversity, Jordan is now a proud business owner of Smoke 11, a record label that's soon to be a clothing line. I am very proud of this man for following his dreams and never giving up on something that means so much to him.
Check out Jordan's company at:
Instagram: @smokeeleven @freshclaudio
Facebook: Smoke 11
Arkansas Razorback Track & Field has been a well-represented and well-respected sports program. With 43 NCAA National Championships under the programs belt, none of it would be possible, without the hard-work being put in by the Coaches, athletes and the support staff that is needed day-in and day-out. For Redshirt Junior from Wichita Falls, Texas, Taliyah Brooks, she has something that helps her stay motivated and inspired every time she enters a new track and field meet. She has been rocking a Beezy Band that reads, "All things are possible, if you believe" - Mark 9:23 throughout her Track and Field career. She gives credit to God, herself, her preparation and her Coaches as to why she has been able to become a:
I asked Taliyah if The Beezy Brand has impacted her life in a positive way and if so, can she explain. Taliyah replied:
"I believe in the band because it just reminds me to keep faith in myself, keep faith in God and as far as sports go, keep faith in my preparation and my coach. I wear the band when I am competing because it serves as that little reminder. So when I look down at my wrist when I am on the starting line or when I am about to jump it allows me to remember those things and to remember why I am what I am doing. It allows me to keep faith in it so it serves as that friendly reminder that I always need."
University of Florida Top-Notch Track Star, Shayla Sanders, stays motivated on and off the track every time she laces up her track spikes. Shayla is entering into her final season of her NCAA collegiate track career. Track is not easy and neither is life so finding a way to stay positive and inspired becomes a challenge. I asked her if The Beezy Brand has inspired her throughout her Track career and she told me, "Yes, it has. Currently, I have three. I wear one on my wrist and the other two are on my ankles. These bands inspire to believe in myself, helps me to remember that there will be bad days, but the Lord will always be around to make things better in due time. Whenever I am getting ready to lace up my spikes and get on the track, I see the bands around my ankle and the verse on it, Mark 9:23, runs through my head. It's a given that when you believe, everything, all things, are possible!!"
Check out Shayla and watch a quick track highlight from her running the 60m dash at the 2016 Arkansas Razorback Invite in Fayetteville, AR.
Former Ouachita Baptist basketball star and Little Rock, AR native, David Berete, has been impacting many people's lives through his new motivational and inspirational vlog on YouTube. He use to affect people in a positive way through basketball but now he feels like he has a larger purpose in life. He uses his past to inspire people for the future. I asked him if The Beezy Brand has helped or inspired him in anyway and quickly responded, "The whole brand and meaning behind the Beezy Brand "All things are possible" was just motivation by itself. It puts that desire and motivation in you to believe in yourself and gives you that confidence that whatever you want to do you can do. If you believe and work for it all things are possible. Before starting my blog I was nervous that people wouldn't watch or take it serious because I'm so playful and out going people wouldn't take what it trying to accomplish for real. But knowing that all things are possible I took a leap of faith and it turned out for the best. Things are slowly coming along with the blog but I have more support then I imagined. I have people that I check on randomly and they always tell me don't stop with the videos keep posting. That lets me know taking that leap of faith and believing that all things are possible is what encourages me to continue to keep posting and motivating others with experiences I have gone through and what they may go through or can apply to their selves."
Check out and follow David's vlog below and become inspired today!