At RootsTech Connect 2021, best-selling author and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic spoke about the importance of connection and getting back to your roots—especially in the face of personal adversity.
“Some of you feel like you have a lack of purpose right now and hope in your life. Some of you feel like you're alone. You're not alone,” he said. “And I always tell people…we need to approach each other with grace and mercy like never before, with love like never before, with understanding like never before, because we need each other like never before.”
Who Is Nick Vujicic?
Nick Vujicic is an Australian-born man who was born with no arms or legs, a birth defect known as tetra-amelia syndrome. As a child in the '80s and '90s, Nick faced challenges such as bullying and loneliness, leading to depression and a suicide attempt at the young age of 10.
Despite his obstacles, Nick persevered and developed a sense of hope, which enabled him to find his purpose in life: encouraging other people to overcome their trials. As he puts it, “When you don’t get a miracle, you can be a miracle for someone else.”
What Does Nick Vujicic Do?
Nick Vujicic has certainly been that miracle for people in need globally. At 19 years of age, Nick started pursuing his dream of changing the world by dedicating his adult life to lifting others and delivering messages of hope. Since then, he has addressed people all over the world, starred in a short film titled The Butterfly Circus, and published five books.
As a motivational speaker and best-selling author, Nick has reached millions and touched their hearts. His story has inspired and uplifted everywhere.
Where Is Nick Vujicic Now?
Today, Nick lives in California with his wife of eight years, Kanae. Together, they have four beautiful children—two sons (Kiyoshi and Dejan) and twin daughters (Ellie and Olivia). Nick spends most of his time at home with his family or on the road for his career, having traveled to over 65 countries and addressed more than 6.5 million people live. As he describes it, his life as a loving father and an inspirational speaker is “ridiculously good.”
View Nick Vujicic's Keynote Address
You can still view Nick's inspirational keynote address at the RootsTech Connect 2021 website. The site is free and includes access to all speakers, classes, and additional resources. Plus, you’ll be able to watch videos online through RootsTech.org for the next year.