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037: Ed Viesturs: American Climber Of 14 8000 Meter Peaks On Reaching Impossible Goals

Climbing mountains is an incredible feat that takes incredible people with incredible goals. Ed Viesturs is one of these people who has climbed fourteen 8,000 meter peaks. It took him 18 years to get to all those summits and 21 attempts. From all these climbs he learned a lot of things from guys who were above him, and these guys learned from guys above them. One of these life lesson essential to reaching impossible goals is tempering ambition. It’s an 8,000 meter climb, but when you get...


036: Mike Vowels, Acrobat Skier And Author OF Return To Paradise. A Skier’s Journey

There is no expiration date to do the great things we can do in our lives. The first step is to have a goal and work hard to achieve that goal. Mike Vowels has been hitting all his goals since he was nineteen, driving a Porsche 914 after winning one ski tournament after another. But it was clear to him that he would not be an acrobat skier forever, so when it was his time to step away he graciously did so. But skiing was part of his life, even when he hit a tree in 1985 that got him...


035: Steve Largent, The NFL Hall of Famer With No Fear

Football will always have bigger, stronger and faster guys. But this didn’t bother Steve Largent who is 5’ 11.5”, he had a job to do for his team and he did it. The only thing that was on his mind when he went out to a game was that he could catch everything that was thrown at him. But like most players of the sport, Steve experienced the bitterness of being cut from a team. But this wasn’t a setback to him, rather another opportunity to be better. Now Steve is an NFL Hall of Famer with a...


034: Mandy Harvey: Deaf Singer With An Angelic Voice And Incredible Talent

The judges of America’s Got Talent could have never known that a beautiful voice could come from a young lady who couldn’t hear. Born with connective tissue disorder that affected joints and ligaments, Mandy Harvey got sick a lot of times and then finally lost her ability to hear. She describes the experience as falling down to a dark well and staying at the bottom for a long time, until she made the decision to start climbing up the walls. She wanted to do more in her life other than just...


033: Dara Kurtz: Crush Cancer Head On And Live A Crazy Perfect Life

In this technological age of social media and the internet, it is common to see people living a crazy perfect life. These three words has more meaningful for Dara Kurtz after surviving breast cancer. Her diagnosis of the lethal disease came at 2014 when she had two young daughters who had to process what the entire family was about to go through. Dara was able to defeat and crush cancer head on, but not without losing herself and not knowing where to go and what to do next. Dara shares her...


30: Rich Barton On Global Entrepreneurship; From Waiting On Tables To Pitching Expedia To Bill Gates

Because his parents set an important example about work ethics, Rich Barton became focused on work and businesses and grew up doing odds and ends jobs like being an ice cream truck driver and a waiter. Even in college, he started an exterior house painting company. After graduating in college, Rich started working for Microsoft at a time the internet was just about to make a boom. He knew the connectivity to information that the internet offered was going to change the world; not just...


029: Kacey McCallister: On Conquering The Spartan Race Challenge And How To Rise Up From Adversity

Kacey McCallister never wasted time and tears when he lost his legs from an accident when he was just six years old. His parents didn’t treat him any different from other kids who had to do their chores and go to school. What’s amazing is that Kacey found out that even after losing his two legs, he continually pushes himself to his limits to rise up to life and personal achievements like a Spartan Race Challenge and in the process, inspire others to do the same. Learn why the things that...


028: Danielle Taylor, Her Phenomenal Comeback From Struggling Musician To Recording Artist

Having a vision of Vanessa Carlton meets Billy Joel, Danielle Taylor never let go of her love for being the singing voice of a Disney character and learned playing the piano. Before Danielle got her second LP The Chase, she was told that she was good but she needed to grow to stand out and not be just another beautiful voice. Just like any artist, life happens and she actually became homeless three times. Danielle had to tear her ego down which lead into a succession of small successes....


027: The Captain Charles Plumb: On Packing Your Mental Parachute, Forgiving the Enemy and Enjoying Solitude in Life

Known as The Captain, Charles Plumb piloted an F-4 Phantom and flew 74 successful combat missions against Vietnamese forces and became a top gun pilot. Listen to his stories of being a prisoner of war for six years and coming home as a war hero. Learn how he packed his mental parachute to survive the wars of his life. We've got Charles Plumb, otherwise known as The Captain. The Captain is an original. He went to the Naval Academy in Indianapolis back in the day, and then went on and...


026: Kyle Maynard: 2004 SP Best Athlete Award for Disability, On Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Living Life With No Excuses

Being born with no arms and legs never stopped Kyle Maynard from becoming a competitive football player, a champion wrestler and a summiteer of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Join Kyle’s journey as he almost gave up half way, but thanks to his family, coaches and mentors, kept living his life with no excuses. Never stop thinking forward on what can be possible and what you can achieve through hard work and positivity. It’s Mark Pattison back again with another phenomenal episode of Finding Your Summit,...


025: Dr. Neeta Bhushan Author of Emotional Grit, on Going on a Journey to Find Yourself and Stepping into Greatness.

Seeing her parents suffer from cancer, Dr. Neeta Bhushan stopped being a kid when she was 10. Learn how she was able to let go of her knapsack of hope and start a journey of freedom, courage and compassion. Stepping in to greatness amidst adversity is a feat anyone can master and Dr. Neeta will give you the key elements to climb your mountains and find your summit. We've got a remarkable spirit and her name is Dr. Neeta Bhushan. She is an emotional health educator and performance coach....


024: Tom Flick on his Enter and Exit to the NFL, Overcoming the Hardships in Between, and on to Becoming a Change Leadership Speaker

Former NFL Quarterback Tom Flick, has garnered a reputation around the world as an authority on leadership by helping organizations like Google, Starbucks, Boeing and the Pentagon develop leaders, lead change effectively, recognize opportunities for growth, and increase teamwork and organizational performance in a faster moving world. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Tom FlickTom Flick LinkedInTom Flick Twitter Podcast Sponsor: Oscar Hamilton - Podcast Editing & Production services


023: Alison Levine: Seven Summiteer, Featured on 60 Minutes, #1 Public Speaker and Producer of the film “The Glass Ceiling”

Alison Levine is a high altitude mountain climber, sportswoman, explorer and a successful leadership consultant. She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling On the Edge and the executive producer of a documentary, The Glass Ceiling. She has ascended the highest peaks on every continent and also skied to both the North and South Poles. In 2010, she completed the Adventure Grand Slam by reaching the summit of Mt. Everest, after missing the peak by 200 feet eight years earlier....


022: Justin Osmond, son of one of the famous Osmond brothers talks about overcoming his hearing loss and helping others. Super Inspirational…

Justin Osmond was born with profound hearing loss into a musical family. After 12 years of intense speech and listening therapy, he can now speak with passion and through modern-day technology, hear with conviction. Justin never allowed his hearing loss to stop him; even as a child, Justin found himself intrigued by sports, part of the Eagle Scouts, and loving and learning music. Today, Justin is the speaker for his organization, the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, raising awareness for the...


021: The Amazing Emily Farkas: Leading a purposeful life: Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Humanitarian, Mountaineer. Wow!

Dr. Emily Farkas is a Yale-trained Cardiothoracic surgeon and the first female accepted to the program at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Farkas is board certified by the ABTS and regularly participates in humanitarian missions performing the most basic medical care to complex heart surgeries in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Peru, and Mongolia. In this episode, we will be discussing: How Emily’s creative childhood endeavors lead her to medicineThe intense life Emily lived...


020: Colin O’Brady On The Peak of Inspiration

Colin O’Brady was born in the Northwest and attended Yale University. After graduating from Yale, Colin made the decision to travel around the world; however, while in Thailand, Colin endured a serious accident with a kerosene jump rope, burning 25 percent of his body. Though doctors predicted he would never walk again, today, Colin has completed multiple triathlons, gained sponsorships, and become the speed record holder for climbing the seven summits in addition to the North and South...


019: Cory Procter on Developing Grit, Dealing with Hardships and Stories From NFL

Cory Porcter is a former American football guard in the National Football League, who played mostly for the Dallas Cowboys. I met him in Tanzania through the Waterboy foundation. In this episode, we will be discussing: How shifting your perspective can shape your lifeThe grind that went into the dreamImportance of hoping for the best, but expecting the worstUnderstanding that your life can be turned upside down instantlyExperience with the Dallas CowboysWhy we should surround ourselves...


018: Dianette Wells on Conquering the Seven Summits to Overcoming the Tragic Loss of Her Amazing Son

Dianette Wells is a mountain climber and adventure racer who immerses herself in new experiences as a form of therapy. She has currently climbed seven summits, including Everest and Denali. After the passing of her son, Dianette found that she had been doing the right thing all along by influencing her children to live without rules and without fear. Today, Dianette addresses her goals allowing her to conquer more summits. In this episode, we will be discussing: The solace Dianette finds...


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