EIGHTY-SIX per cent of Australians don't like what they do, and on Tuesday the next generation of leaders was told do 'find something they love and share it with the world.'
Inspirational speaker, author and leader John Coutis worked with senior students from schools across the Central West, as part of a motivational day held at Kelso High campus.
Mr Coutis, who was born with spina bifida and had both legs amputated when he was 17, spoke of the difficulties he endured as a child, and more importantly how he has overcome them.
He encouraged the students to follow their dreams.
He recalled the horrendous bullying he was subject to at school.
"I had no friends; every recess and lunch I sat on my own, some people threw food scraps at me."
Sometimes he just hid under the teachers desk.
"I was never invited to a sleep over and never went to anyone's home."
But, he doesn't dwell on the past, instead choosing to always move forward, grabbing every opportunity life throws his way.
He told the students the sky was the limit, and they can achieve anything they want to.
"If I can do it you can," he said.
Mr Coutis, who speaks at up to 160 schools across Australia every year, said if he can help just one kid who is doing it tough, it's worth it.
Thomas Rodham, from Kelso High School, said John was "really inspirational".
"He is a really great guy, who has given me and other students things to really think about."
Thomas said he didn't think he would get as much as he did out of the session.
"I really didn't think it would be that good." He said the lesson took out of the day was "to be grateful for what you have in life."
Michael Sloan, acting principal for Denison College, said the event was the idea of last year's Student Representative Council.
"They had a vision to get all the students together, they came to me with the idea, and through the principals network all the schools got on board," he said.
Mr Sloan said the capabilities of leadership teams from all public schools across the Central West were incredible.He said feedback on the day was positive.
"We will do an evaluation with them, but you can see here the mood is great. The students are sharing and learning from each other."