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Episode 17: Defying the Odds

Eric Bailey“When you can put other people’s aspirations and goals a little bit higher on the priority list, then you allow yourself to give more of yourself. And when you can give more of yourself, it’s just a good feeling,” Eric Bailey

Eric was born with a bone disease in his knees. The doctors told him that he would never be able to play sports and would never be normal like other kids. His biological parents didn’t want to take on the responsibility to raise him so they gave him up for adoption. Yet, he defied the odds and became an elite basketball player and NBL legend.

Eric grew up in poverty, in a rough neighbourhood in South Central Los Angeles. His young life was surrounded by crime, drugs and struggle. Today he is a successful entrepreneur, a renown inspirational speaker and world class coach. He was voted as the Top 22 Motivational Speaker in the world.

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Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 16: Your Story Is Your Medicine

Sophia Wise OneYour story is your medicine. Your suffering is part of your sacred experience.

Sophia is a wise, unconventional and enlightened woman. In this interview she’s sharing and showing you some simple yet very powerful and insightful tips of how to make peace with the bully that lives within your mind and heal from the negative, destructive and damaging self talk.

To get in touch with Sophia visit her website here.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 12: What is Your Excuse?

Raffi Shirinian“Life is going to be hard but you can get through it. It’s going to be hard not all the time but once in a while. But you know what, at the end of the day life is you, your own person. And don’t be so down about it. Just keep your spirit up.”

This is the message my friend Raffi Shirinian has for us today.

He was born with a serious birth defect called spina bifida which leaves him wheel chair bound, disabled and having speech and learning difficulties. And yet he refuses to allow his circumstance to define him. He’s one of the most active, upbeat and positive being I have ever known. Whenever I’m feeling down I turn to him for inspiration.

I asked Raffi what was the greatest challenge he was facing. To my surprise, given his circumstances, he said winter. Why winter? Listen to our conversation to find out :)

As always I welcome your feedback. Please post your comments online or drop me a line at [email protected]. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 11: Success Starts with the Right Attitude

Reiss HindsToday I’m interviewing an exceptional young entrepreneur who started his first business at the age of 15.

He’s full of dreams, enthusiasm and big ideas and works unbelievably hard towards his goals. He also has great mentors and peers to support his journey. Keep an eye on him, I have no doubt he will become successful.

I love talking to young and ambitious people. They give me that incredible feeling and urge to go out there and chase my dreams. I can’t wait to see this young man achieving all his dreams and set a great example for all of us to follow.

The clock is ticking Reiss :)

As always I welcome your feedback. Please post your comments online or drop me a line at [email protected]. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

If you are interested in Reiss’ book follow this link and use the UGLY1 code to get a 50% discount.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)

Episode 10: Do You Believe in Miracles?

Dennis PerryDo you believe in miracles? I do after interviewing this amazing man.

First disease tried to kill him and it didn’t succeed. Man had a go and failed miserably. Mother nature gave it her best shot and she failed too.

He was pronounced clinically dead three times and three times he beat the odds.

Dennis is a philanthropist and a humanitarian. He has been spending more than 14 years working and saving thousands of underprivileged people in PNG.

After listening to Dennis’ story I absolutely have no doubt that miracles do happen. He’s living proof. What an incredible human being! His story will blow you away.

As always I welcome your feedback. Please post your comments online or drop me a line at [email protected]. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Music Credits
Intro: Don’t Hold Back (Grow and Soar) by KOÄN
2010 – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0)