Earth's highest mountain, part of the Himalaya between Nepal and Tibet
Brad sits down for the first time (in person) with a Las Vegas legend in the world of addiction recovery and treatment. This man helped Brad escape a relapse into alcoholism during COVID. They attended groups and spoke online and Brad now has 941 days of sobriety. Our guest this week is Dave Marlon. We're kicking off season four, all about addiction. He just completed a doctorate degree in psychology, he also holds two master's degrees, an MBA and a Master of Counseling from UNLV. He's been the CEO of two healthcare companies, built one of the most successful addiction recovery centers in the country, and founded Vegas Stronger, a non-profit dealing with homelessness, mental health, and substance abuse recovery. He has climbed 30 mountains including Mt. Everest and Denali. He competed in two Ironmans, He's run seven marathons, including the Boston marathon where he pushed his longtime friend with MS in a wheelchair. He's also been featured as an interventionist on A&E's Emmy-award-winning show, Intervention. He's been clean and sober for 18 years and has personally been involved in the addiction recovery process for thousands of individuals. He is a married father with two sons and enjoys fitness, traveling, and boxing. Dave's Pages: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/davevegas123/ https://www.instagram.com/vegasstrongerofficial/ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/dave.marlon.3 Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@uncledaverocks123 VegasStronger.org --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alphaquorum/message
On today's episode, we delve into the innovative world of BoomCloud, a transformative dental software company. Join us as we explore the dynamic perspectives of Jordon Comstock, the CEO of BoomCloud, and Dustin Kenyon, the Chief Revenue Officer of BoomCloud. Jordon Comstock's journey began as a dental lab technician, eventually propelling him to manage Salt Lake Dental Lab for seven fruitful years. His mastery in managing business operations, establishing sales and marketing departments from scratch, and crafting robust financial systems led him to his passion for UX design, digital marketing, SEO, PPC, and growth entrepreneurship in the SaaS and sales sector. As the visionary behind BoomCloud, Jordon's platform empowers dental practices to create in-house membership programs, fostering independence from dental insurance while augmenting patient retention and case acceptance. Dustin Kenyon brings nearly two decades of expertise as a Sales and Ops Executive. His extensive achievements include successful SaaS company exits, founding "Kaptain" - a Start-Up Consulting Agency for Tech Founders, and co-founding "BootStrapped" - a Founders Financial Education Roundtable. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dustin's passions encompass family travel and a love for tech start-ups and creative pursuits like music, writing, composing, drawing, and painting. In Part 1 of this insightful interview, we dive into BoomCloud's essence and the beneficiaries of its innovative offerings. Jordon and Dustin share their inspiring journeys, reflecting on Bootstrap/Kaptain sessions and the power of community interactions. Discover the scaling philosophy akin to conquering Mount Everest, where goals become checkpoints measured against key performance indicators (KPIs). For a deeper dive into the groundbreaking work of BoomCloud and their impact on the dental landscape, connect with them at BoomCloudapps.com. Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow, where we'll continue this conversation with Jordon Comstock and Dustin Kenyon. EPISODE RESOURCES BoomCloudapps.com https://www.truedentalsuccess.com Dental Success Network Subscribe to The Dentalpreneur Podcast
Hour 3 - Good Wednesday morning! Here's what Nick Reed covers this hour: "Gender Queer" author Maia Kobabe reacted to a Republican senator reading a sexually explicit passage from the book during a Senate hearing, saying that the book it isn't recommended for "kids." The Springfield News-Leader has a front and center story about SPS board president Danielle Kincaid traveling to Mount Everest base camp. Why is this front and center? Is this the most important story in Springfield right now? Could Amtrak trains be coming to Springfield?
Being a dad on the foster and adoptive caregiver journey is no easy task. Resiliency, let alone our sanity, seems like climbing Mt. Everest without oxygen. But, it doesn't need to be this way. There is hope. In this episode Mike has an open conversation with two dads about how to build resiliency! We talk about vulnerability, the importance of community and connection, a little bit about what happens at Road Trip (our unique experience in the mountains of Colorado for foster and adoptive dads) and so much more. Also On The Show... Road Trip! We have 6 spots left. Dads, if you need a getaway, join us in LESS THAN 2 WEEKS for Road Trip 2023. Click Here. Hope Conference 2023. Join us this fall in Des Moines, Iowa for a powerful, refreshing, and hope-filled weekend for foster and adoptive parents. Click Here to learn more. Resilient Caregiver Resource Page Resilient Caregiver Podcast Resilient Caregiver Homepage Thanks for stopping by this week ;-)
When you're overwhelmed, even the smallest of tasks feels like you're scaling Everest. You keep trucking forward, hoping that you'll catch up, but you never do. If you're in this state, there is a silver lining. With some changes in your actions and perspective, you can erase overwhelm and bring the joy back into your day.To subscribe, comment or ask a question, visit www.donnyraus.com.
Rafa Jaime, es montañista, conferencista y ciego. Escalo a la cima del Everest en Mayo de este año., cumpliendo una promesa que hizo a su madre cuando murió. Hablamos sobre resiliencia, sus inicios en el deporte, y como eso le sirvió de terapia, y como el cáncer lo dejo ciego a los 18 años. MIS REDES: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/jorgechaljub YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvmw5p_mFlEC5XKEIqL1-TQ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jorgechaljub/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jorgechaljub Blog: https://www.jorgechaljub.com/ REDES Rafa: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rafajaimemx/?hl=es ALIADOS DEL PODCAST Mr. Home Asesores Inmobiliarios https://mrhome.com.do/ https://www.instagram.com/mrhomerd/ La Esquina del Sofa: https://laesquinadelsofa.com https://www.instagram.com/laesquinadelsofa/ Música: Good for Nothing Safety de Twin Musicom --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jorgechaljub/message
Conrad Anker is an American rock climber, mountaineer, and author, who has successfully summited Mt. Everest 3 times, and has done other ascents and expeditions, as well as visited Antarctica 12 times. He is the Vice President of Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation. This episode shares all the twists and turns of his life. Don't miss it! One for the mountains!
AEW is coming to Seattle for 2 shows at Climate Pledge Arena…Saturday 9/30 for AEW Collision, and Sunday 10/1 for their Pay per View, WrestleDream. Get info and tickets at AllEliteWrestling.com Seattle's own Darby Allin joined Steve Migs in-studio to chat about those shows, as well as wrestling at Wembley Stadium, working with Nick Wayne, and how he is planning on climbing Mount Everest. Plus the interview ends with Migs, Darby, and Darby's brother all shocking each other in a Seattle music trivia game!
Slim Jim Phantom is the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats known for leading the rockabilly revival, pioneering his stand-up drumming style, and being one of the coolest drummers in rock-n-roll. He shares how the Stray Cats made it big, how he decided to go sober, and how he lives the rockabilly lifestyle. On this episode, Jim talks to Matt about: Growing up on Long Island and spending his time practicing music with his friends How discovering rockabilly music changed his life and influenced his style and sound Forming the Stray Cats and moving to London with hardly any money and no place to stay Gaining buzz by hanging around popular London pubs and earning the attention of big names like Motörhead, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Pretenders, The Damned, and The Rolling Stones Recording an album and discovering it was a hit back in the US Quitting drinking after deciding partying and getting drunk for several nights in a row was a hard way to live Going to meetings all over the world and supporting other peoples' recovery journeys His close friendships with rockers like Lemmy Kilmister and Earl Slick and how real friendships don't rely on substance use Climbing Mount Everest for Hope Love Strength Foundation and his other charitable work The drummers that inspired him and the welcoming community among drummers And More! This episode is sponsored by The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers – one of the oldest residential drug and alcohol rehab programs. ARC is a non-profit and was hit hard financially as a result of COVID. For more information, and to donate or sign up for their quarterly newsletter, visit thechanceto.org. About Slim Jim Phantom As the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats, Slim Jim Phantom, alongside bandmates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. With a love for 50's Rock and Roll, the Stray Cats took inspiration from that bygone era and mixed with their youthful energy and aggression to produce the updated hard-edged rockabilly sound that saw them conquer London, Europe and later the U.S., gaining fans among the likes of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Robert Plant along the way. In addition to the Stray Cats, Jim has worked with some of the world's top artists. He has played a part in many successful groups – notably Phantom, Rocker and Slick (featuring long time David Bowie guitarist Earl Slick) which produced two popular albums; and Dead Men Walking, an all-star affair which has boasted original members of The Sex Pistols, The Cult and Big Country among the rotating line-up. Jim also enjoyed a stint playing with the rock-n-roll originator, Jerry Lee Lewis, and even performed in a now-mythological band called The Cheap Dates with acting legend Harry Dean Stanton, one of Jim's longtime pals. Jim has worked on numerous other projects, including his own explosive self-named roots-rock trio, and HeadCat, co-starring Lemmy Kilmister and Danny B. Harvey, and Jim's musical project The Jack Tars, a band co-founded with old friends, and former Dead Men Walking bandmates Captain Sensible and Mike Peters and SJP's long time true rockabilly pal Chris Cheney of Australia's top rockin' band The Living End. He is also deeply committed to charitable works, too: he climbed both Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro for Love Hope Strength Foundation (an organization co-founded by Mike Peters of The Alarm that benefits cancer research). Jim hosts Rockabilly Rave Up on Little Steven's Underground Garage on SiriusXM. He is known as "The Honest Mechanic," where he features new rockabilly acts and the classics. Jim also hosts Slim Jim Phantasy on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he shares his other passion, baseball, and fantasy sports in general.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Everything Else Show guest, Nelson Dellis discusses remote viewing, his extreme adventure on Mt Everest and what it is like to be a 5-time US Memory Champion. He explains what Remote Viewing is, and is not. He also goes into some memory tips and when challenged at the end of the show, he memorizes a deck of cards live. This is the part that you may want to watch on video (1:07:00) Show NotesThis show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5922140/advertisement
Why the First Wholesale Deal is the Hardest (JUST DO THIS!)Welcome to an eye-opening episode! Today, Zach Ginn is going to get real about something every aspiring wholesaler faces – why that first deal can feel like climbing Mount Everest.In this no-nonsense video, Zach will take you on a journey through his own trials and tribulations in the world of wholesaling real estate. You'll hear about the challenges he faced and the exact steps he took to overcome them. This isn't just about motivation; it's about actionable advice to transform your wholesaling real estate journey.Here's what you can expect:The Hardest Hurdles: Zach dives deep into why that first deal can seem insurmountable and how to push through.Step-by-Step Guide: Get ready for a comprehensive roadmap to wholesaling real estate success, straight from someone who's been there and done that.Turning Point: Learn how to take control of your life and your journey towards wholesaling success, starting today.By the end of this video, you'll have the tools, motivation, and practical strategies to conquer your first wholesaling deal. Zach's been through it all, and now he's sharing his hard-earned wisdom with you. Ready to take that first step towards success? Hit that play button now, and don't forget to subscribe for more invaluable insights!
Tim Murray is an accomplished realtor with a remarkable journey spanning 18 years in the dynamic world of real estate. His life has been an exciting blend of entrepreneurship, personal growth, and a thirst for adventure that has fueled his successes and defined his character.As a Realtor with the Super Agent Collaborative, powered by eXp Realty, his experience runs deep, offering his clients an unparalleled level of expertise. He has honed his skills in market analysis, negotiation strategies, and transaction management, ensuring that his client's real estate goals are not only met but exceeded.Yet, his story doesn't stop at real estate. He is an entrepreneur at heart, constantly seeking new avenues for growth and innovation. As a professional personal development coach, he merges his real-world experiences with psychological insights to guide individuals toward realizing their full potential. This journey of transformation is incredibly rewarding, as he witnesses his clients, colleagues, and friends achieve their dreams.His commitment to holistic well-being is central to his identity. He is a certified yoga instructor, meditation guide, and personal trainer, advocating the importance of nurturing both body and mind. His love for outdoor pursuits like mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and climbing has taught him the value of pushing boundaries and embracing challenges. In 2022, he embarked on an audacious quest: an attempt to conquer Mount Everest. While the summit remained elusive, the journey showcased his resilience and unwavering determination in the face of adversity.Today, his leadership is channeled into his latest venture- a formidable real estate team comprised of exceptional professionals who share his ethos. Together, they are defining industry standards and delivering unparalleled service and results to their clients. In every aspect of his life, from real estate to personal development and beyond, he strives for excellence. He believes in continuous growth, the pursuit of greatness, and empowering those around him to teach new heights.Learn more:https://timothymurray.exprealty.com/ and https://youtu.be/DgrU_YANvlkElite Real Estate Leaders Podcasthttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/elite-real-estate-leaders-podcastSource: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-tim-murray-realtor-and-coach-with-exp-realty
In Episode 154, we talk with Jacqueline Kasen about her incredible pursuit of climbing the world's highest mountains. We learn about her comprehensive fitness preparation for such an adventure, but also some of the setbacks she has endured as part of such a lofty goal. Jacqueline discusses all of the challenges she has faced with these types of expeditions including the thin air at altitude, the unforgiving weather, the lack of showers and other conveniences, team cohesion and the ever present danger of accidents. She recounts one case of a fellow climber from her team experiencing a traumatic accident and how she has dealt with it personally in order to maintain a positive attitude towards future climbs, as well as a different perspective on life. Jacqueline Kasen has been immersed in the fitness world since her youth. From participating in the Junior Olympics to excelling as a collegiate athlete and now as a Director of Group Fitness for Anatomy, Certified Personal Trainer, and Exercise Specialist. Her passion is to help people become something greater than themselves, and that passion has driven her to become a die-hard professional in the Health and Fitness arena. Jacqueline obtained her B.S in Exercise Science with a minor in Health from Plymouth State University. She has since dedicated herself to further her studies by specializing in a number of areas including: Certified Personal Trainer by the National Federation of Personal Training (NFPT), RTS, ONNIT Academy- Foundations, Durability, Steel Mace, and Steel Club, Pre and Post Natal, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Self Myofascial Release (SMR), ViPR, TRX, Kettlebell Concepts, Animal Flow, Crossfit Mobility WOD, PRP, USAW, Loaded Movement, and Triggerpoint Therapy. She has designed and programmed the new studio fitness concept Blackout. She is an International Educator and Master Trainer for Technogym and provides written content for several media sources. You can find out more information on Jacqueline Kasen below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kasenfitness/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.kasen The D&D Fitness Radio podcast is available at the following locations for downloadable audio, including: iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-d-fitness-radio-podcast/id1331724217 iHeart Radio – https://www.iheart.com/podcast/dd-fitness-radio-28797988/ Spreaker.com – https://www.spreaker.com/show/d-and-d-fitness-radios-show Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5Py2SSPA4mntNwYRm0Opri You can reach both Don and Derek at the following locations: Don Saladino: http://www.DonSaladino.comTwitter and Instagram - @DonSaladinoYouTube - http://www.youtube.com/donsaladino Derek M. Hansen: http://www.SprintCoach.comTwitter and Instagram - @DerekMHansenYouTube - http://youtube.com/derekmhansen
The secret of mastery (arguably) lives in a single word. Minimalism.I've been teaching this for two decades. Saying that “minimalism isn't just a design vibe. It's a lifestyle.” Encouraging human beings in fiery pursuit of their private Mount Everests to do less to achieve more. …To stop chasing complexity and obsess with simplicity. …To reject maximalism and filling their days with too many activities [and their closets with too many things].If you'd like so much more information like this to keep you focused on your mission in these trying times along with science-backed insights and daily practices to increase your happiness, performance and peacefulness......Go ahead and read my latest book The Everyday Hero Manifesto. It's become a worldwide phenomenon because it works. Period.FOLLOW ROBIN SHARMA:InstagramFacebookTwitterYouTube
Joshua Creamer went from apprentice butcher to one of a handful of First Nations lawyers in the country, working on some of the country's biggest human rights class action cases. After his life was turned upside down by tragedy, he decided to trek to Everest base camp to find solace in the Himalayas (CW: discusses domestic violence and suicide)
Interview with Joe Rhode about his trip to Bhutan. This trip is the inspiration for Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom and his Bhutanese Dance paintings which he currently has available in prints to support the Santa Barbara Community Arts. Check out the prints at the link below, and if you love them pick up one and support the arts! https://www.sbcaw.org/rohde
I caught up with German Alpinist Jost Kobusch, who now lives in Chamonix, France, to discuss his upcoming 2023/24 winter, no O's, solo attempt of Everest's West Ridge. No climber has reached the summit using this route and precise style. He will begin climbing on December 22, 2023, the beginning of the astronomical calendar winter. He will complete his climb no later than February 28, 2024. In 2019, Jost reached his high point of 7,329-meters/23,750-feet. His second attempt in the winter of 2021/22 ended much lower, around 6300 meters/20,669 feet, when the jet stream moved over Everest bringing hurricane-strength winds to the area. So he returns for his third climb, hoping to tag 8000 meters and get a good look at the Hornbein Couloir. He will pre-acclimatize on two 7000-meter peaks as part of his Altitude Academy, a training program of sorts open to anyone. We cover a range of topics from what he learned from his previous attempts, his 2021 solo, the winter summit of Denali and even back to 2017 when he began climbing in this style in Pakistan's 7296m high Nangpai Gosum II (great video on YouTube.) We also discuss what he's doing differently this time, his style of solo, no O's, and more. I think you'll enjoy meeting this 31-year-old climber. He sees three issues: His physical condition The mountain conditions Weather You can follow his climb on his website, which has an excellent 3D GPS tracking map using Zoleo, and also on his social media channels Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Climb On!AlanMemories are Everything --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alan-arnette1/support
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In this super-sized final installment, the guys complete their climb of the Everest that is the Greg Jein collection. Beginning with Star Trek: The Next Generation and going through Star Wars and beyond, the guys cover what is perhaps their most alluring part of the catalog... at least to David. They discuss everything "New Trek" from Picard to Voyager to the JJ-verse. Then, they stare at a monolithic (eh?) original Clavius Base spacesuit from 2001, more studio-scale models (!), and more shows from V to Battlestar to Space: 1999 to Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. And of course, two of the greatest Star Wars pieces to ever come to public auction: a complete, screen-matched hero stormtrooper and the screen-matched, hero "Red Leader" X-Wing. To discuss those, they are joined by Imperial Stormtrooper Gino Sabatino and studio-scale model builder and historian Jason Eaton! Download the PDF of the Catalog to follow along! https://entertainment.ha.com/c/s/d/frontmatter/7278_catalogpdf.pdf SDAMO listeners get 50% off a copy of the physical catalog for only $25: https://entertainment.ha.com/c/auction-home.zx?saleNo=7278 SDAMO - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/propspodcast/ SDAMO - Threads https://www.threads.net/@propspodcast SDAMO - Twitter https://twitter.com/propspodcast?lang=en SDAMO - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/propspodcast/ SDAMO - TikTok https://firstname.lastname@example.org David Mandel - Instagram https://www.instagram.com/davidhmandel/
Buckle up for an episode packed with laughter, real talk, and maybe just a dash of existential dread. We've roped in our buddy and partner-in-podcasting-crime, Tommy Metz III, who you might recognize from that other awesome show, "What's That Smell Presents: All The Feelings". Kick back as Tommy spills some tea about himself, the mysteries of his life, and why on Earth he's hanging out with us today. He also drops the mic about the 8th season of "What's That Smell?" and its shiny new transformation into "All The Feelings". And, speaking of feelings and changes, our chat today is inspired by that very first episode of "All The Feelings" that talks about -- you guessed it -- Change. Tommy's got some wisdom nuggets about big transitions that he's itching to share with us.We then dive headfirst into the deep end of the pool labeled "Big Transitions". You know the ones we're talking about - like that cold shock of returning to work after a lazy vacation, or trying to remember what "normal" felt like after being sick for a while. Oh, and let's not forget the Herculean task of changing daily routines or dealing with the horror of a new commute route. We mull over why these transitions feel like climbing Mount Everest without oxygen, touching on fun concepts like the Hedonic Treadmill (spoiler: it's not a new fitness trend), our good old friends Fear of The Unknown and Fear of Failure, and that stubborn mule we call Resistance to Change.But hey, it's not all doom and gloom! Sure, change can seem as appealing as a root canal, but often, the reality isn't nearly as terrifying as our overactive imaginations make it out to be. If you're wrestling with big transitions, we've got some top-shelf advice: ask for help (it's not a crime, we promise), blab about your feelings to someone who'll listen, and try to channel your inner Sherlock Holmes to get curious about what's new.And if you're still feeling like a cat on a hot tin roof, let's play a game of "What if". What's the absolute worst thing that could happen? Once we break it down, you'll see that most of our "worst case scenarios" are about as likely as being struck by a meteor while winning the lottery. So come join us for this rollercoaster ride as we laugh, learn, and maybe cry a little about transitions, fears, and just all the feelings. Together, we'll navigate this crazy maze of change and come out the other side with a few more laugh lines and a whole lot more wisdom.Links & Notes WTS Presents: All The Feelings Dig into the podcast Shownotes Database (00:00) - Welcome to Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast (05:00) - Support the Show: Become a Patron! (05:29) - Tommy... and All The Feelings (08:39) - Micro-transition Review (12:51) - Learning from Small Transitions, in service of the Big Ones! (17:43) - Fake Dopamine (19:37) - Aggressively Settling (24:44) - Hedonic Adaptation (34:37) - Finding Joy on the Other Side of Change (41:29) - Check out AllTheFeelings.fun. Seriously. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
#FenceFam Finally a major tool company on the podcast! Brett with FenceTrac! Craig Eubanks from Indy! And the rest of the FenceFam jumps on for some show floor fun! Guys listen to this one and the fun we have at these live events! Get to one... I promise you won't regret it!!! Cheers! Remember to like, share, comment, and REVIEW! Fence Workers Association Registration: Sign up for free at FenceWorkers.org NOW!!! Mr. Fence Companies: Mr. Fence https://gomrfence.com Mr. Fence Tools https://mrfencetools.com Mr. Fence Academy https://mrfenceacademy.com ...Remember to tell Shawn #TeamRed sent you!!! Episode Links: @TheFenceIndustryPodcast @RiverCityFence1985 TheFenceIndustryPodcast@gmail.com StainAndSealExperts.com @stainandsealexperts on IG Stain & Seal Experts on YouTube Stain and Seal Expert's Staining University on FB Greenwood Fence CALL LISA NOW!!! #630-359-3328 Tell her Dan from The Fence Industry Podcast Sent You!!! greenwoodfence.com IG @greenwood_fence FB Greenwood Fence Nationwide Industries, Fence Pro's #1 Choice for Hardware Solutions nationwideindustires.com IG @nationwideindustries FB Nationwide Industries FenceNews Visit fencenews.com Ozark Fence & Supply promo code: TFIP15 for 15% off! Free Shipping! Orders over $250 ozfence.com Benji with CleverFox for all your FENCE website needs! cleverfox.online.com
A father/son trip in late August. TJ takes us through his first two park days at the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Wait...he did go to Animal Kingdom, right? * * * * * *We hope this podcast brings up good memories from your past trips, gets you excited for your next trip, and fills the void in between. Brought to you by TJ, Matt and Landon...and sometimes Ben.Thanks so much for listening!We'll see you on Facebook: DISNEY WORLD IS AWESOMEWe'll see you on Instagram: @disney.world.is.awesomeA Walt Disney World Podcast for Disney fans. Talking all things Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot and Animal Kingdom.
When @stevenizen was just 19 years old, his beloved grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, an event that brought him to his personal low in life. It was during this time that Steven founded @lokai - the iconic bracelet brand that encourages people to find hope in their darkest moments. Each Lokai bracelet incorporates water from Mount Everest and mud from the Dead Sea - the highest and lowest points on earth - to serve as a simple daily reminder to remain humble and hopeful through life's inevitable highs and lows. To date, Lokai has given $9M+ as part of its 10% profits to charity pledge, supporting a growing list of incredible organizations like The Humane Society, Alzheimer's Association, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer, and One Tree Planted. Steven was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Retail and Ecommerce in 2017, was the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Finalist in 2016, and currently serves as the youngest member on the national board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In this episode, Michael and Steven discuss the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur, what it takes to run a successful business in 2023, and how to avoid burnout.
“It goes back to understanding that I didn't have a choice that I had cancer, it is what it is. But I could always choose how I wanted to react to it…”I am truly honored to have had the chance to produce this week's episode and share it with all of you.My guest this week was voted as one of The Top Eight Most Inspirational People Of All Time. By listening to this conversation, you will begin to understand why.This interview will allow you to look into your own life, and make you believe not only in the durability and strength of the human spirit, but also in yourself, your strength, and your ability to achieve anything. ABOUT OUR GUESTSean Swarner is a multiple world record holder, Emmy-nominated Amazon Film subject, and has been featured on ESPN, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, as well as countless other domestic and international shows. He is the only person in history to climb Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on every continent, ski to both Poles, and complete the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon – all after surviving 2 terminal cancers, a 14-day prognosis, year-long coma, and with only one lung.Sean reveals a life of limitless possibilities as he details the seemingly impossible boundaries he has conquered, battles he has fought, and peaks he has climbed; all motivated by an astonishing inner strength and superhuman-like physical endurance.You can learn more about Sean and his work here:https://www.seanswarner.com/ABOUT OUR HOSTKen Eslick is an Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster, Tony Robbins Trainer, Life Coach, Husband of 35+ Years, and Grandfather. Ken currently spends his time as the President & Founder of The Leaders Lab where he and his team focus on Senior Leadership Acquisition. They get founders the next level C-Suite Leaders they need to go from being an Inc. Magazine 5000 fastest growing company to $100,000,000 + in revenue. You can learn more about Ken and his team attheleaderslab.coListen to more episodes on Mission Matters:https://missionmatters.com/author/ken-eslick/
We are thrilled to have Vuori and Athletic Brewing athlete Jason Hardrath back on the show to smack down the successes and challenges of his latest FKT project. At the beginning of August, Jason smashed the previous record of 60 days with his completion of the Rocky Mountain Grand Slam in less than 40 days. This project included 122 peaks, 698 miles, and 318,799 feet of elevation gain; an endeavor equivalent to summiting Mt. Everest from sea level 11 times. We first had Jason on the show in July of 2022 to celebrate his conquering of Washington state's Bulgers List and his 100th FKT, Have a listen; it's episode 322. And be sure to watch the Athletic Brewing Journey to 100 film so you're all caught up for another film releasing in October on Jason completing an Infinity Loop around Mexico's Pico de Orizaba. But today is all about diving into The Rocky Mountain Grand Slam, and we're pumped because Jason is always up for diving under the surface chatter to unearth meaningful messages and education for us all. Thank you, enjoy the show! And afterward, be sure to check out NEW PATREON tiers to support this and the Awake Athlete podcasts; let's keep both commercial-free! In this episode, we discuss: - Rocky Mountain Grand Slam - In comparison to his Bulgers FKT - Meaningful burdens - Element of mastery and the spirit of exploration - Adjusting as the body ages - Finite chance to participate in an infinite game - "Do" to teach - Magic magic land - Being present with it all - Changing the experience of suffering - Carrying your burden well - Being a leader when others don't follow through - When your standards are high, the body will follow - Finding excellence through the cruxes - What matters to be the person you want to be - Soaking in the moments that are idyllic - Being able to answer what you wonder Namaste- Jess
THIS WEEK: You'll find me listing all the reasons why I, Jade Iovine, am simply unfit to turn 30… We talk about the Jonas Issue, why Fashion Week is my personal Everest, and why Dylan and I can't stop pointing the finger about who isn't paying attention to whom. For more about the podcast and my life, you can find me: https://www.instagram.com/jadeiovine/ Executive Producers Jade Iovine + Catherine LawAudio Engineer Brandon Dickert Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
As you know, I'm here to help you design fast, deliver strong without stress. That's hat is in the form of workshops, right? But today I'm going to be talking about designing life in general.I'm celebrating and reflecting because I turn 40 this Thursday. What an honour: Every day above ground is a great day.Watch the YouTube recording!Disclaimer: I'm not an Olympic gold medalist. I haven't climbed Everest. I'm just a type of person who likes having a crack at life, looking for cool opportunities and treating life as an experiment. And so I wanted to share some ideas today that reflect how I think about life design.I've summarised these in Leanne's 12 Rules for Life... And what I'm excited about is in two decades, or even in two weeks, I might prove my own rules wrong. The beauty of life is in its ever-evolving nature. Are you approaching a watershed moment in your life, whether it's a milestone, you've had a significant life change? It might be nice for you create your own 12 rules! How do you like to see the world? Here are a sneak peak of my 12 Rules for Life:We're all gonna die: A reminder of our impermanence.If you're feeling like a fish out of water, find a new pond: Adaptability is key.Shake hands with your heroes, they probably have sweaty palms, too: We're all human at the end of the day.There is no glass ceiling: Limitations are often self-imposed.Your clicking reveals your calling: Listen to what resonates with you.Live regionally, work globally: Embrace the vast opportunities the world offers.Be like Tom Cruise in the moments that matter: Show up and give it your best.Find the pattern interrupter in your life: Break monotonies and spark creativity.If you don't have permission, get permission: Advocate for your own desires and goals.Share your work in public: Be open and transparent in your endeavors.Double click everyday moments: Find depth in daily occurrences.Real wealth is discretionary time (Alan Weiss): Time is our most valuable resource.What do you think? Do any of these rules resonate with you? Let me know! Tag me on socials, send me a message, or email email@example.comLinks and Resources:Don Miller's Hero on a MissionKathy Oneto: Sustainable AmbitionJenny Blake: Free TimeAlan WeissLive in the regions! Check out Move to MoreSupport the show
Sharon Mascall-Dare interviews Timor and Bougainville veteran, Lily Mulholland. Life on the Line tracks down Australian military veterans and records their stories. Lily Mulholland served in the Australian Defence Force for 24 years as a public affairs officer. She has deployed to Timor, Bougainville and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games on Operation Gold. During her time in the army, she also undertook an ADF expedition to Mount Everest. Lily shared her story with Sharon Mascall-Dare. To see photos related to today's interview, visit our website - www.lifeonthelinepodcast.com - or follow us on social media: @lifeonthelinepodcast on Facebook and Instagram, @LOTLpod on Twitter and 'Thistle Productions' on LinkedIn.
Tyler isn't just an avid ultra-endurance athlete; he's an 8x Guinness World Record holder, a seasoned high-altitude mountaineer, and someone who lives life in the realm of the extraordinary. With an educational background in engineering and geophysics from the University of Maryland and the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Tyler combines his passion for extreme sports with an insatiable curiosity for technology, evolutionary biology, and space exploration. Hear the inside scoop on the Polar Row, the record-breaking rowing expedition across the Arctic Ocean, and how Tyler faced "the toughest foot race on Earth"—the Marathon Des Sables, a six-day, 156-mile ultra-marathon across the Sahara Desert. Not to mention, Tyler has just conquered not one, but two of the most formidable peaks in 2023—Mount Vincent in Antarctica and Mount Everest. Sign up for the new G14 newsletter here: https://www.clearedhotpodcast.com/exclusive Check out the newest Cleared Hot Gear here: https://shop.clearedhotpodcast.com/
?Yfir 13 þúsund manns hafa hjólað Tour de France. Fleiri en sex þúsund sem hafa komist á tind Everest. Yfir 550 hafa komist út í geim. En það innan við 300 manns hafa heimsótt öll lönd heimsins. Þau eru fjögur sem hafa heimsótt öll lönd í heiminum tvisvar. Tveir hafa komið til allra landa í heiminum í einni og sömu ferðinni, það er án þess að fara heim á milli. Daninn Torbjørn Pedersen er annar þeirra og hann er jafnframt sá eini sem hef farið til allra landa í heiminum án þess að fara með flugi. Ókunnugir eru vinir sem þú átt eftir að kynnast, var yfirskrift tíu ára heimsreisu Pedersens. Við heyrum ferðasögun Pedersens í þættinum. Á síðustu þremur árum hefur valdarán verið framið í sex löndum í Vestur-Afríku, þar af í tveimur löndum á síðustu tveimur mánuðum. Oftast er það herinn sem rænir völdum. Valdarán höfðu verið algeng í þessum heimshluta á seinni hluta síðustu aldar en ekkert slíkt átti sér stað á fyrstu tuttugu árum þessarar aldar. Þessi skyndilega fjölgun valdarána á sér margvíslegar skýringar, sem Hallgrímur Indriðason fer yfir með aðstoð sérfræðings hjá norrænu Afríkustofnuninni. Umsjónarmenn Heimskviða eru Birta Björnsdóttir og Bjarni Pétur Jónsson.
Yes, today we have the pleasure of listening to and talking with Penn Street who survived being bitten twice by a rattlesnake when she was nine and a half. Ok, you may say. So she was bitten. A little antivenom should take care of that. Not in Penn's case. She had an incredibly severe reaction to the medications and acquired Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS). This syndrome did a lot of damage to Penn's body including causing her blindness. She decided not to let SJS nor anything else stop her. Was it also due to her seven older brothers? Penn will tell us. After college Penn discovered a talent for sales when she married her husband and joined him in promoting his professional photography business. Today, Penn Street has a podcast entitled “Aftersight” which she operates as part of what she does with the Audio Information Network of Colorado. Our conversation by any standard this time is inspiring and very enjoyable. I hope you like it. About the Guest: Penn Street lost most of her eyesight at age nine from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after being bit by a rattlesnake. SJS is a rare Adverse Drug Reaction that attacks the body by burning it alive from the inside out. 75% of Penn's body was covered by second-and third-degree burns. All the soft tissue is compromised. Her parents were told if she survived, she would be deaf, blind, cognitively damaged, remain of a feeding tube for life, and would not be able to breathe on her own. Thanks to prayer and Penn's tomboy spirit she did not only survive, but she exceeded all medical expectations. Penn's vision, hearing, and major organs were compromised, but that did not slow Penn down for long. Growing up Penn discovered that accessibility was the key to her community, career, and the possibility of living the life she wanted. Penn sought out solutions to her new life with low vision, hearing loss, and chronic pain by learning to navigate life differently than before. Penn was a bright student a held a GPA hovering around 4.0 through her entire education. Penn set her sights on becoming an advocate for people with disabilities. However, life happens, and opportunities arise unexpectedly. Penn met her husband, Moses Street a professional nationally known photographer. Penn became the Studio Gallery Manager where she found the skill of managing a team and sales a strength, she did not know she had. After decades of a lucrative run with the studio and gallery Penn was pulled back into her desire to work with people with disabilities. For the past 15 years Penn has worked at several non-profits as a leader on their development and outreach teams. All the organizations have a focus on low vision and blindness. Currently Penn is the Development and Outreach Director for Audio Information Network of Colorado. Penn sits on several boards and commissions and is a sought-after public speaker. In the winter you can find Penn on the alpine slopes of Colorado's mountains searching for the best powder and the steepest runs. In the summer Penn enjoys camping, hiking, and paddleboarding. Ways to connect with Travis: You can contact Penn Street through Audio Information Network of Colorado's website www.aincolorado.org. Follow Penn Street on social media – Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_blind_chick/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/penn.street YouTube https://www.youtube.com/@TheBlindChick TikTok https://www.tiktok.com/@theblindchicklife About the Host: Michael Hingson is a New York Times best-selling author, international lecturer, and Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle. This story is the subject of his best-selling book, Thunder Dog. Michael gives over 100 presentations around the world each year speaking to influential groups such as Exxon Mobile, AT&T, Federal Express, Scripps College, Rutgers University, Children's Hospital, and the American Red Cross just to name a few. He is Ambassador for the National Braille Literacy Campaign for the National Federation of the Blind and also serves as Ambassador for the American Humane Association's 2012 Hero Dog Awards. https://michaelhingson.com https://www.facebook.com/michael.hingson.author.speaker/ https://twitter.com/mhingson https://www.youtube.com/user/mhingson https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelhingson/ accessiBe Links https://accessibe.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/accessiBe https://www.linkedin.com/company/accessibe/mycompany/ https://www.facebook.com/accessibe/ Thanks for listening! Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page. Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below! Subscribe to the podcast If you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app. Leave us an Apple Podcasts review Ratings and reviews from our listeners are extremely valuable to us and greatly appreciated. They help our podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, please leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts. Transcription Notes Michael Hingson ** 00:00 Access Cast and accessiBe Initiative presents Unstoppable Mindset. The podcast where inclusion, diversity and the unexpected meet. Hi, I'm Michael Hingson, Chief Vision Officer for accessiBe and the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book, Thunder dog, the story of a blind man, his guide dog and the triumph of trust. Thanks for joining me on my podcast as we explore our own blinding fears of inclusion unacceptance and our resistance to change. We will discover the idea that no matter the situation, or the people we encounter, our own fears, and prejudices often are our strongest barriers to moving forward. The unstoppable mindset podcast is sponsored by accessiBe, that's a c c e s s i capital B e. Visit www.accessibe.com to learn how you can make your website accessible for persons with disabilities. And to help make the internet fully inclusive by the year 2025. Glad you dropped by we're happy to meet you and to have you here with us. Michael Hingson ** 01:21 Well, hi there once again, here it is another day and it's time for unstoppable mindset. We have a wonderful guest today I got to meet a couple of months ago. Her name is Penn Street Penn is short for Penny. But we're going to call her pen because that's what she seems to like. And she hasn't hit me or anyone else yet for calling her Penn. And she seems to be pretty used to it. So we'll stick with pen. And she has an interesting and I think a great story to tell and we'll get to all of that. But Penn, welcome to unstoppable mindset. We're really glad you're here. Penn Street ** 01:55 Thanks, Michael. I really appreciate it. Michael Hingson ** 01:59 So, as we were talking about just before we started, you are one daughter among six or seven other boys, right? Penn Street ** 02:09 Actually, there's three girls and the other three Michael Hingson ** 02:12 girls. Oh my gosh, but you were the first girl. Penn Street ** 02:14 No, I was the second. So yeah, my parents had two boys. And then they had a girl and they really, really, really wanted another girl. So they had five more boys. And then I was born. And so story tells us says that my mom looked at me and said I was her her lucky shiny Penny. So she wanted to name me Penny. And then so that's the second girl. And then my little sister almost three years later came and was a complete surprise because my mom thought and dad thought I was it. But my little sister came along which I was very thankful for. Because imagine a little girl with seven older brothers it was, you know, it was unfair at times Michael Hingson ** 03:01 will add an older sister. Yeah. But Penn Street ** 03:03 she was so much older than me. It felt like, you know, she was my babysitter which she sort of was. Michael Hingson ** 03:11 So what was your younger sister's name? Penn Street ** 03:15 Sorry, Ed. She was actually named after my oldest brother's girlfriend at the time. Because he found out my mom was pregnant and you know, his first girlfriend. He thought it would be really cool to say, you know, oh, my mom, you know really likes you. She's going to name the baby after you. And my mom really didn't have another girl's name. So Sherry is out there somewhere. My little sister actually was named after you. Michael Hingson ** 03:46 Wow. Yeah. So older brother and Sherry didn't stay together. Penn Street ** 03:52 Not I doubt if I don't know how long they are teenagers who know? Michael Hingson ** 03:57 Yeah, yeah. Well, there is that. Well, so you you've had, needless to say, an interesting life, which, which we'll talk about as much as you want. But you grew up like any kid and then went to school, I guess. And then did all those things that kids do. But then things changed for you at the age of nine. Penn Street ** 04:20 Yes, they did. I was bit by a western diamondback rattlesnake. And actually a bit me twice and then a bit my little sister sherry. Oh my gosh. But I took the bulk of the venom, which was a good thing because she was smaller than me. So but yeah, where Michael Hingson ** 04:40 were you guys where you weren't supposed to be? Penn Street ** 04:43 That is another story. But we were we were in the woods of Arkansas. And I actually Arkansas has several super venomous snakes, which are definitely not my my favorite animals but but yeah, it was They gave me you know, anti venom, they gave me all the right, you know medication to save my life. But in doing so it triggered a syndrome called Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which was named after the two doctors that came up with the name Stevenson Johnson. And it's a severe, you know, adverse drug reaction. And at that time, the fatality rates for children was 75%. And you're treated in a burn unit, just as if you've been in a fire because your body the way it reacts to the drugs is it burns from the inside out. So all of my organs were affected. 75% of my body was covered in second, third degree burns. So you can imagine in a fire, all the soft tissue was compromised. And, of course, your eyes are nothing but soft tissue. So the eyes were definitely the obvious. But, but yeah, they the I was a tomboy, being with seven older brothers, I had to be strong, right, I never would have survived those first nine years, if I wasn't a tomboy, and I, I didn't understand what was happening. But you know, you're a kid, you just kind of this is what's happening today, and I'll get through it, and then tomorrow will be better. And, you know, every day that I survived, you know, the chances of me sir, you know, living increased, and then I, you know, I really did, especially at that time, because I didn't know a lot about Stevens Johnson Syndrome, they really thought that I would be totally blind, deaf, you know, my fever was above 103 for many, many days. So they thought that I would be cognitively impaired, I'd be on a feeding tube, I would never be able to breathe on my own all those things. But, you know, as I as I fought they, you know, unchecked those boxes, from my future. And, and yes, you know, everything is compromised, I, you know, obviously, my vision is compromised, and hearing is compromised, those kinds of things. But really, I don't look at those things as a disability. To me, my disability is my fire doesn't like to keep up with my lifestyle that I like to do my love. So I like to climb mountains, and you know, downhill ski, and I like to do all these things that require a good health. So my heart's not very happy with me most of the time, but neither on my lungs, but it's, it's my life. It's, I'm, I appreciate every single day that I have. And just like when I was a kid, I look at Oh, today is today, and tomorrow will be better. And it always is. Michael Hingson ** 07:55 I bet however, that your older brothers were supportive. Penn Street ** 08:00 They were, I think that they were threatened with their lives that when I did finally get to come home, that they were supposed to treat me different, you know, don't tease her Don't roughhouse with her. She's very fragile. And I was I was extremely fragile, but, but behind the scenes, sort of mom and dad weren't there, you know, they, they, they didn't treat me exactly like they did before. But I did appreciate more than they will ever know, you know, those, those big brother, you know, kind of pushes and shoves and calling me a dork and stuff like that, because it made me feel like me again, ya know, because I didn't look like me anymore. You know, imagine a burn, you know, burn victim. And, you know, I didn't move around quite as fast, especially in the beginning until I, you know, had those skills, you know, the cane skills and, you know, those independent skills that I had to learn, but that they, you know, it was what it was and my little sister and I became super close. Actually, probably closer than we were before, because I was forced to be inside a lot more and unlike me being the tomboy, she was the little princess and she loved playing with dolls and wearing pink and all those kinds of things. And I think she really liked having me sort of forced into being inside more and so we got to know each other more and you know, she she still is, you know, my absolute closest friend on the planet. Michael Hingson ** 09:47 Now, were you from Arkansas originally? Penn Street ** 09:50 Yes. But I was 12 it became apparent that in Arkansas, yes, they had a great Children's Hospital's state of the art that saved my life. But they really didn't have a lot of other resources and services. After that initial, you know, hospitalization and so my parents found out about the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and it was definitely at that time, you know, the leader in working with children and illnesses and all those kinds of things. And then also just resources, you know, they didn't really have blind teachers. There was blindness was looked at very differently in Arkansas than, than it was in Colorado. And there weren't a lot of teachers and resources and services, and my parents knew that I was going to need those. So they packed us up and moved us to Colorado, which I'm very thankful I love Colorado. And so I was given a lot, a lot better care here, and definitely a better education. Michael Hingson ** 11:01 So what do your parents do for a living? Penn Street ** 11:04 So they're both gone now. But my father was a mill, right. And he worked for a union. So he worked at power plants, all across the country had a very specific skill set. And my mom, when we were young, she was a stay at home mom with 10 kids, it's hard to get a baby's that on. But as we got older, she actually went into health care and worked with seniors. And, you know, with a health care provider for seniors so so kind of runs on my family the work that I do, I think it might lead. Michael Hingson ** 11:42 Well, you certainly did come out of it, and certainly your tomboy attitude. Saying it facetiously or not certainly had to help, because you you had to survive, and you learned how to be a survivor. And certainly Stevens Johnson made you into a survivor, which, which isn't important. And that, of course, is a characteristic and a trait that is second to none that you certainly don't want to live without. Penn Street ** 12:16 That's true. That's true. I really do love my life. I it always angers me when people feel sorry for me, or, or like they say, Oh, I'm sorry. I'm like, Don't be sorry. Love my life. I, you know, I do wish my heart work better. And I do whereas work, you know, I wish my lungs worked better. But it's, besides those things, like I didn't even those things, you know, it's it is what it is? It is what it is. Yeah. And they're part of who I am. And I, I like who I am. And you know, not that I don't want I love learning and growing and I love learning different ways to approach situations and I'm always a sponge when I'm around new cultures and things like that. So it's not like this is it? I'm happy with the way I am. I'm gonna stay right here. Because I'm not. I have a lot more to learn and and to experience of this world. But, but there is nothing to be sorry about or, you know, Michael Hingson ** 13:20 well, when you go into kind of an overexertion mode, if you will, what what is your heart do? What, what how do you notice it? Does it just yell at you and go slow down or? No? Penn Street ** 13:31 Well here, I actually, actually right now I have a pretty crazy heart monitor on a week ago. Actually, a week ago last night, I ended up in the emergency room and Durango, Colorado because my heart decided it didn't really want to work anymore. And it goes from zero, you know, 100 to zero. So I was out hiking that weekend, I had been paddleboarding and camping in the mountains of Colorado and I was over a friend's house in Durango, Colorado, and we're about to have dinner and sitting on the couch and totally blacked out and woke up in the, you know, in the ambulance, which, unfortunately is not abnormal for me. But so we're gonna see what's going on right now. There's definitely an infection going on. And they don't know what that is. But whatever it needs to happen to get me back outside. thoughts and prayers are with you. Thank you. Thank you. Michael Hingson ** 14:34 Well, it's it's interesting. And you're right, we all we all have gifts. We all have challenges. Yeah. And it's it's like anything, as I tell people talking about September 11. We couldn't prevent it. And I'm not convinced that even with the September 11 Report, I'm not seeing enough evidence to say that we could have foreseen it happening. But the issue is Since that had happened, the issue is how we deal with it. And you're facing the same sort of thing. Every day, excuse me every day as we all are, yeah, we, we have challenges. And the issue is we either deal with them and we grow and become better or not. And that's our that's our choice. Yeah, Penn Street ** 15:19 absolutely. You know, people, even right now, they're like, Oh, you have to rest you have to, and I am resting. This one was pretty scary. And it was still so recent. But I'm like, you know, if my heart wants to blow out, or my lungs want to keep up, I'd rather be doing that standing on top of a mountain or, you know, rafting a river or, you know, doing something that I love, and instead of sitting on a couch, you know, it's or it but that's the way I am. I'm not saying that's the correct way, you know, other people may totally disagree with me. But it's, it's my life. And that's the way I want to live it and Michael Hingson ** 16:02 well, you can decide when you want to not be so, so active on any given day. That's your choice. Penn Street ** 16:11 Absolutely. All of us have that choice, though. Michael Hingson ** 16:15 Absolutely. Absolutely. We all have that choice. So you but you How did school go for you after that? After Stevens Johnson and so on? Penn Street ** 16:25 Actually really well. I have, I don't know where it came from. And I don't know, school was always easy for me. It's not that I'm the best student, I don't have a super IQ. I don't know what my IQ is. But school was always really easy. To me, I always looked at it sort of as a puzzle or a game. Depending on what the teacher needed or wanted from me, that's what I gave them, which got me good grades. And it just it always worked for me. I was always a good problem solver. And so, whenever I got a new teacher, which was you know, every year, or every quarter, whatever, whatever grade I was in, I really studied the teacher and what they needed and wanted and, and that's what I gave them. And so even though because of, you know, my bad, bad health or whatever you want to call it, I was kept home a lot. I don't think I went a full week of school when I was finally allowed to go back to school. You know, I think if I hit four days a week actually being, you know, my butt in the seat left classroom, that was rare. And but I still made I made straight A's I was I was always on the honor roll even in college. You know, when I went to university, I made the Dean's list, I worked full time. It was I I don't think there's anything special or gifted about me. I just, it's just the way my brain works. And I learned what it took to get good grades. And that's what I did. And I and I was disciplined about it. You know, and I did my work when I'm supposed to do my work. And it just worked out for me, Michael, it was, you know, I did go through public school, there was a time in middle school that my parents were concerned because I started you know, typical started getting teased and all that kind of thing. And they were they were concerned about my mental health, you know, but then I did i They allowed me to go, you know, research it and I even did, you know, some visits with a couple different schools. You know, and it just I it didn't feel right. I wanted, I wanted to be in the public school system. And it wasn't just because that's where my friends were. It's it's just that's what felt like what I needed. And Michael Hingson ** 19:04 so what year was this? What years were you in high school? Penn Street ** 19:07 I graduated in 87. Michael Hingson ** 19:09 Okay, so, you I never had any of the real teasing and bullying growing up as a blind kid. Because we lived in Palmdale, which was a pretty rural area 65 miles north of Los Angeles, but I know that over time, I guess more and more bullying happened. So maybe there was more of it. When you were in high school then even I experienced Of course it's a whole different ballgame now with all the things that exists but Penn Street ** 19:37 I was I can't imagine now. Yeah, I Michael Hingson ** 19:41 I wouldn't want to be a kid now. It's got to be so challenging. Exactly. But I was very fortunate that I didn't really have a lot and I I did have issues. I was denied access to the school bus for a while in my freshman year of high school because we had a bully of a superintendent in the district, we had a rule, we had a rule that said no live animals a lot on the school bus, which I understand. But there was a state law that said that, that blind people with guide dogs could take their dogs anywhere that the public could go. And under case law that included meat taking my dog on the school bus, well, the superintendent didn't care. And so I was actually denied. And when we got a board meeting about it at the local school board level, the board sided three to two with the superintendent, even though we showed them what the law said. And it actually took reaching out to the Governor of California who was at that time, Edmund G, Pat Brown, Jr. To get it reversed, and the superintendent then left us alone, but it took that level to to make it happen. But that's the but it was a great lesson for me, because I learned that you can fight city hall and when you gotta do it for the right reasons. Penn Street ** 20:59 Yeah. Yeah. Wow, I that is crazy to me. That it's ignorance, right. But I always wonder where did that I always want to sit down people like like that, like that superintendents. Like, where's this coming from? It Michael Hingson ** 21:23 from everything I knew about this guy, it was you do what I say? And that's all that matters. And so I don't know. But that's what I heard. But you certainly went through a lot. What did you major in, in college? Penn Street ** 21:36 Special Education in journalism? Michael Hingson ** 21:39 Ah, oh my gosh, that's two divergent majors. Penn Street ** 21:42 Yes, I always wanted to be a writer. And, but I also, I was, I feel like I was really lucky that I always had amazing mentors. Not every teacher was amazing. But I always learned something from each one of them. But I, but there were a few really big standouts and, but I always had these people in my life that were just really awesome role models for different, you know, different reasons. And, but one of the things that I think my mom, you know, she was, she was a very caring person. And she was a big believer, you know, we went to church and things like that. And I always saw her giving, you know, rather was like, you know, taking soup to somebody who was sick, or we had a neighbor who, across the street who was in a wheelchair, and my mom would go over, and, you know, just do chores for him not get paid, she just did it because she was a good person she wanted to, yeah, and that she didn't, we didn't ever really talk about it, but it really instilled in me that there are really awesome people out there. And whenever you can give back you should, and will on as a kid with a disability. You know, I, I was, you know, I was given things and I was given opportunities that my other siblings weren't given, you know, I got to go to summer camp, they didn't none of them a summer camp. You know, I, I, you know, had I was I took bowling lessons, you know, nobody else in my family to bowling lessons. So they're always, there was always this opportunities. And so as I got, you know, even in high school, I was given the opportunity to be a teacher's assistant in the special deeds class, and all of the students that were in there, you know, had different different abilities. And I, I loved it, I loved it. And they were my tribe. I didn't think of them as being any different than me. And I think that's why we all got along. And, and then I became involved with the program. It's called Cooper home, where seniors in high school that had various disabilities could go there to stay after. Yeah, Monday after school, and then they would come over and then, you know, so Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday night, Thursday night, they would come over after school, and we would teach them independent living skills, transportation, all the things that they needed to be successful when they went, you know, left home after they graduated high school or went on to school or whatever they were going to do. And again, I just, I just loved it. Teaching was fun to me. It was It fills my cup. And I always learned I think I learned more from them than what I was teaching them. And it was it was just a gift take situation and And I really, really liked it. And so that's why I went into I wanted to be a teacher. But I also loved writing. And so So yeah, so it was it just made sense that that was the direction that I thought I was going to go with my career. I think we know our best, right when we're able to Michael Hingson ** 25:20 get for thinking right. Now, are you totally blind? Penn Street ** 25:24 I know I'm not I'm my ride is prosthetic, I finally made the choice a few years ago, it was an eye that was not usable. I had no vision and it hurt. Oh, and I, but I have on you know, like, well, someday I'm going to be the bionic woman. And we're going to come up with the bio. And I was like, why am I wasting all this energy being in pain was something that it's just paid. And so I had it removed and then my left eye, I have a little peripheral on the on the outer at the left hand side. But it's fuzzy. It's super fuzzy. That's what I call it fuzzy. Michael Hingson ** 26:03 Got it? Yeah, I was just curious to put it in perspective. But you went on to college, and that was was a certainly cool. And you You certainly seem to have a very positive attitude about you and about being blind and so on. You don't pity yourself. Why do you think that is? Penn Street ** 26:21 It's exhausting to feel sorry for yourself? Michael Hingson ** 26:25 Good idea. Good answer. Penn Street ** 26:28 I don't know. I think it's my, my, it was my parents, it was my teachers it was, you know, I think even before I got, you know, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, I had to learn to sort of pull up my bootstraps. And, you know, and again, I do think it was having seven older brothers, you know, they, even though I was way smaller than them and could never keep up with them. They expected me to, you know, like, oh, you can climb to the top of that tree, you can, you know, jump your bike over the obstacle. So, I think I was always pushing myself physically and mentally, that I just kept doing that, you know, and, you know, and again, that problem solving and, you know, in my mother, my mother was visually impaired and hearing impaired. And when she was a young child, she got very ill. It was from a medication. They think that possibly she had Stevens Johnson Syndrome, but not as, you know, as ferocious of cases I had, but at that time, they didn't call it Stevens Johnson said, Yeah. And so she just growing up with a mother that was visually impaired and hearing impaired. She, she didn't drive, but boy, could she ride the bus or walk across town through alleyways and that I didn't even know existed, right. And she was she was a really good example of, okay, you can't hear well, you can't see well, well, then you walk. You know, you use what, what assets you do have and you strengthen those. And it was sure No, I do. I think it was just part of my DNA. That Michael Hingson ** 28:30 it certainly did. certainly good for you. How are all your older brothers today? Penn Street ** 28:38 Um, I've I've lost two of them. And the oldest one passed away. He was he was actually in the at the very tail end of Vietnam. They think that it was some of the, you know, the war things that happened to him, that he, you know, he didn't live a very healthy life when he came home either. And then my brother who's just older than me, Tim, he was my Superman. He, the three the three of us, you know, Tim Sherry and I were, we were a little you know, the three musketeers and we always stood up for each other and he esophagus cancer runs in my family. And so he he passed away with the esophagus cancer, I have two other brothers that are still alive that also live with you know, the effects of the esophagus cancer in the My father's mother, my grandmother passed away of the esophagus cancer, so sorry to hear it. Yeah, but but they, you know, I don't I'm not real close to my other brothers, even though there wasn't a huge age gap between us. It was just enough, you know, but my little sister and I are very close. She lives in Colorado, too. So we we get together as often as we can, and at least send a funny emoji or some text every single day. So Michael Hingson ** 30:00 My brother and I were two years apart, but clearly very different. He was not blind. And so we weren't as close as we could have been. We did communicate, but still definitely different lives. So I understand what you're saying. And sometimes you're just not as close and at the same time, they're still your brothers. And and so it's still part of part of you in every way. Penn Street ** 30:25 Yeah, I posted. I'm on Tik Tok. And I posted a video about bullying. I don't know, a month or so maybe it's been two months now. And one of my older brothers who lives in Kansas, he posted like anybody messes with my little sister, they have to come through me. And then at the end, he goes, Well, what am I saying? No, she could probably kick your butt. Probably more than I can at this point. For him, yeah, but it was it was still nice to Michael Hingson ** 30:55 have some. What did you do after college? Penn Street ** 30:58 So I met my husband, Moses, and did you have one of those around? Yes, it is, he is a professional photographer. So the complete opposite scope as I am as far as visual goes, and he, we, I always say I hear he, he has had two little girls. And I always tell people, I fell in love with the girls, but and then he was just the icing happened to be there. Exactly. So yeah, so and a lot of it was because of meeting houses, my life really changed. My career changed my, what I what I thought it was going to end up doing in life changed, he, I was a really good salesperson. And I think it's because of my positive attitude. And, and if I'm passionate about something I can, like sell it. And so he was looking for a studio and gallery manager and even though I was visually impaired, you know, or low vision or whatever term you use, I, I really believed in him and I believed in what he was doing, he has a philosophy with photography, that how you look in a photograph has nothing to do with how you look, or the makeup you're wearing, or the hair or the clothes or whatever it has to do with how you feel. And if you feel beautiful, if you feel strong, then that's the way you come across in the photograph. And so that whole philosophy is of his i That's I, I, I bought it hook line and sinker. And it was something I could sell. And boy did I you know, we, we had decades of a very wealthy lifestyle, because of, of that, and, and it was it really changed lives, you know, people would come in that, you know, it could have been their wedding was coming up, or, you know, whatever the event was, and they would take this class, this photo class, and then Moses would do the shoot, the photoshoot, and their lives would really be changed because of it. And it's things that it's not like you come in and you do it, and then you can't redo it when you're your home or with your when you're with your family or your community. He actually taught you how to use the skills so that you could go on and be photographed by your Uncle Joe or, you know, the local newspaper or whatever it was, and you could still use those tools. And so it was it was a concept I really appreciated. And yeah, and so we so I went into sales, and I managed our studio and our gallery for four decades. And then we kind of hit this point, I lost another big chunk of vision overnight. And I was like, you know, it's it's time for me to get I really miss the teaching and the writing and, and I miss working with people with disabilities. And so we made the decision that I would I went back to I went through Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and you know, sort of sharpened all those skills Michael Hingson ** 34:27 needed to be a survivor, but go ahead. Penn Street ** 34:30 Yeah, don't get me started. But, but and then i i You know, put my resume out there and got scooped up by a nonprofit and the the rest of sort of history I you know, I do get to write now and I work now I work pretty much specifically with people who are blind or visually impaired, but I've had several opportunities to work for amazing organizations. that have that I've gotten to travel and meet extraordinary people. And do, you know, really, life dream? Things like I got to wrap the entire Grand Canyon with a group of high schoolers that were blind, you know, low vision. And one of them actually was profoundly deaf as well. And boy with this was that an experience of a lifetime and loved every moment of it. So I, you know, we don't make you know, we're I work for a nonprofit. So we're not making those huge dollar amounts that we did when we had the studio and gallery but life is life is just this Michael Hingson ** 35:43 rich. But But Moses is still doing okay. Penn Street ** 35:46 He is he's semi retired. And he he, he probably does, I would say, maybe a dozen jobs a year, but that's fine. It's fine. We like we like we like where we are, you know, we have a beautiful life. Michael Hingson ** 36:02 Well, if you if you ever have to just point out to him that no matter what he says, it may be the picture's worth 1000 words, but they take up a whole heck of a lot more memory. I like that. Yeah, I saw that once a few years ago. I thought it was great. Well, you, I do. figure I might as well since you brought it up. I do like to use the term low vision as opposed to visually impaired. And I'll tell you why. I've talked about it a few times here. But I think there are two problems with the whole terminology of visually impaired first of all, deaf people would shoot you if you call them visual or human hearing impaired? Oh, yes, absolutely. Because they have recognized that they shouldn't be compared to a person who can hear and if you say impaired, you're immediately putting a stigma in the same way visually impaired. But the other problem with visually impaired is visually, we're not necessarily different just because we don't see, 36:59 unless we look, some of us look exactly Michael Hingson ** 37:02 the same. Some of us not necessarily, but that's why low vision is so much better. And we we've got to get people into the habit of trying to stop comparing us. Penn Street ** 37:12 Exactly, yeah, I actually I interviewed you for my podcast after sight. And we had this discussion. We have a hike coming up. And I actually purposely banked made sure that I put low vision that are visually impaired, and I've been trying pretty much daily trying to get my team where I work to use low vision instead of visually impaired, Michael Hingson ** 37:40 it makes a lot more sense. I mean, you can make the case of low vision isn't fair, because so we don't see good. We got lots of vision. But I can cope with that, you know, because eyesight and vision are so closely equated. And I don't think you're going to get rid of that one. But visually impaired is a ridiculous thing. Anyway. But so you're working with nonprofits. And and you mentioned after site, so we should talk about that some because you have a nice, successful podcast. And that seems to be going pretty well. Penn Street ** 38:12 Yes. It's called the after site. And it's all one word. And when I started working as the development and Outreach Director for the nonprofit audio information network of Colorado, here in Colorado, they had had a previous podcast, it was called Community Conversations. And they but if they hadn't had it in several years, and so they asked me if I would, you know, bring it back to life. And I did, but I didn't really like community conversations. I wanted it, it was so broad. I wanted Michael Hingson ** 38:49 something doesn't mean anything necessarily anymore. What does that Penn Street ** 38:53 mean? It sounds I don't know, it. It just, it just didn't strike home to me. And so I went to, you know, the executive director and the board and I said, you know, I really would, I really liked doing the podcast, but I would like to be more focused. And, you know, since we work, you know, our resources and services that we're providing here are for people who are blind and low vision is it should be about vision loss, and that's, that's my wheelhouse, right? You know, and I and I know a ton of people that have incredible stories and incredible resources are incredible services. And I that's where I would like the focus to go and so we actually with my, my grant manager, and I were brainstorming, and he's the one that came up with after sight. Because I often say there is life after sight, you know, after losing your vision and so he so it's stuck and so that's why it became after sight, and I do love doing it. It's I I just, I've met so many just amazing people worldwide through it. And they it became so successful that it was becoming a little overwhelming to keep up with, along with my, you know, my regular duties being development director and doing outreach. And so they hired a Podcast Producer Jonathan, shout out to you. And Jonathan really took it to the level where it is now. And because he knew he had the skills and so he brings on just amazing guests. And I do you know, throw him a few people that I know like you with you, Michael. You know, I had your name on the on my list for quite a while before, our mutual friend Kevin, you know, introduced us again, so Michael Hingson ** 40:49 well, and it was fun doing that podcast. And yeah. And I hope that people will seek out after site as well. How long have you been doing the podcasts now? Penn Street ** 40:59 Two years now? Okay. Michael Hingson ** 41:02 Yeah, we're coming up on our second year in August, we reached out to a lot of people on LinkedIn who have expressed interest in being on the podcast, and because of that last year, we've gone to two episodes a week. Penn Street ** 41:16 That's me. I, we had talked about that. But I just I'm like I, I can. Michael Hingson ** 41:22 Yeah, well, it's fun to work at home. So I'm able to do a lot of that you're actually the second person today that I've had the opportunity to have an interview with, but it's careful. But it's fun to do. And, like you. I love learning. And I've learned a lot from every person who I have the opportunity to talk with. Yes. And so it's so much fun. Now, you use you use a guide dog, as I recall, Penn Street ** 41:54 I do which he barked earlier, which I'm glad he isn't doing Michael Hingson ** 42:01 well, as Jonathan could probably tell you, if he edits podcast, you could actually edit that out without any difficulty. There is technology today to do all that kind of stuff. It's pretty amazing. But what what made you wait so long to start to use a guide dog? Penn Street ** 42:16 Well, because of the Stevens Johnson Syndrome. I don't have any I shouldn't say don't have any, but I have very little mucous membranes. And so breathing and dog hair is not I mean, I will occasionally on special occasions, I'll do it. But I usually pay for it in the end. But so I never thought I could have a guide dog because I only knew of shepherds and labs. And so I never really researched it. And then a friend said, when I saw this article about they're using standard poodle, as guide dogs, and I was like, You gotta be kidding me. And I, as a kid, I love dogs. And so I had a, you know, the miniature poodle, little Behringer and then even when I met Moses, our his, his oldest daughter, who you know, is my stepdaughter, she she really wanted a dog and so we got to beach on Friday, which again, is hypoallergenic and, and so one I don't think I'd ever even seen a standard poodle, like I couldn't pitch are these enough to guide me around? I'm five nine. So it's like I did, but I did some research and and at that time, the Guide Dogs for the Blind out of California was they had a poodle program. So they went through their whole thing where they come out, they do the Juna walk and all that. And but then every poodle that came up, got reassigned to something else. And they finally gave up on poodles. If but they've referred me to pilot dogs, which is where I met you, Michael for the first time. So many years ago, they referred me to pilot dogs because the executive director at pilot dogs at the time, really love standard poodles and they actually had a pretty big vibrant program. And so that's how I ended up there. And my first two guide dogs was through pilot dogs. And then I went on to my last two dogs have been from the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind out of Smithtown, Michael Hingson ** 44:30 New York, right? So all peoples Penn Street ** 44:32 all poodles, I did try. What are they called? The poodle lab crossover doodles. Yeah. But I was still enough allergic like they were still laugh enough in there that it wasn't. It wasn't a good match. Michael Hingson ** 44:49 I have to be careful how I say this, because there's somebody over here on the floor listening but so the story goes poodles are about the most intelligent dog there. Penn Street ** 44:59 Release they are, which is quite, Michael Hingson ** 45:03 he's not gonna bite me. Penn Street ** 45:06 But that's sometimes not a blessing, because they are so intelligent that they can be stubborn. And you really have to be the alpha dog 24/7 Because they, they will, they will test you, you, you have to have a certain, and there's that tomboy attitude. Right. You know, and, but I've been very, very fortunate with with my dogs and they I every time it will, you know, Michael, they know they don't live that long. And it drives me crazy. And they definitely don't guide as long as we would like them to and no. So the last one I, I was like, This is it, I I'm gonna go back, I'll just be a king user, like, I'm fine. I have good cane skills. And but here I am. And so now with him, he's nine and a half. And I have a feeling guy duck foundation will send out their trainer to do his evaluation in the spring. And there'll be like, I think it's time because he has slowed down a lot. And he's got some arthritis in his hips and that kind of thing. He's healthy. He's, he's 60. But it's not fair to him. And I'll keep him though. Sure. I will not even though I have a list of people, like I'll take him on like, no. But I I thinking he might be my last guy. But I thought that last time, so I should be open to whatever. Michael Hingson ** 46:46 Yeah, I I agree. I think the issue is that these dogs love to work. And they would work till they drop. And so it's up to us, as you said to be the alpha dog, but also to be the real team leader and understand when it's time to retire. But it doesn't mean that you shouldn't get another one, it just means you're going to develop new memories. We had a cat, my wife had a cat named Bojangles. And Bo was, was a she lived to be I think, almost 15. But she so when I got married, I got married to both of them. And when she passed the The vet said, don't wait a long time to get a new cat. Remember, you're not replacing the memories or the cat, you're going to create new memories. And I've always told that to people, both getting animals after one died and and also just dealing with guide dogs and so on. The reality is it's new memories, you're going to learn new things. And it's an adventure. So you should you should continue. Penn Street ** 48:00 Yeah, yeah. I mean, I can't imagine my life without, you know. I mean, they are sort of part of my identity. But it's we'll see. We'll see. Michael Hingson ** 48:13 Yeah, you'll do what's right for you. Now, I understand that you've met Erik Weihenmayer. Tell me about Penn Street ** 48:19 that. Yeah, Eric and I are good friends. I've never met Eric. He's he's a big goofball is it's in very giving. He So Eric is the first blind person to summit Mount Everest. Now, Lonnie Bedwell. I don't know if he's, he's up on Everest right now. If he summits he'll be the third. So I remember when the second I can't remember his name. The second blind person that summited Everest, Eric, Eric had to change his title to first instead of the only blind person Michael Hingson ** 48:56 they have to grow and change, you know? Yeah. Penn Street ** 48:59 So I met I met Eric I, when I think I mentioned I lost a big chunk of vision pretty much overnight and, and even though I had all the skills, the tools to took to move on, but it kind of put me in a dark place. Mostly because it I was really afraid of my career, which at that moment was working the studio and gallery. And so a friend of mine Diantha she's from Czechoslovakia. She goes, You know, I heard that there's this blind guy that summited Mount Everest, and his his premiere of his filmless is showing and I think we should go on top of the world, right? Yes. And so she pretty much kidnapped me forced me to go and she of course had the best seats right up front. And I couldn't really see the screen. But I could hear everything. Yeah. And, and then Eric, and his, you know, group of goofballs that submitted with him got up on stage. And it was the first person. I mean, I had met other blind people, but it was the first person that who was blind that was alive. That became a mentor to me. And I met him afterwards because we had, you know, the VIP ticket or whatever. And we just really hit off this friendship. Now this was before, he's the Eric, why, Marius today. So you could just walk up and meet him. And I was working for the actually the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, and I was putting together a fundraiser, and I said, Eric, this film would be great for me to, to use as a fundraiser, and I did pay the, you know, the filming rights and stuff to show the film, come up with the money. And I did, he didn't give me any favors, discounts. And I showed the film, and it was a huge success, and and then he started asking me to volunteer for his nonprofit, which has no barriers, and I would go to speaking gigs and, you know, do different things for him. And we just a friendship grew out of that. And then there was a position open with no barriers. And I, I applied, and I got it and went to work full time for him. And it was, it was incredible ride. Incredible, right? They just did a big hike actually on Saturday, which I was supposed to be at, but with what's going on with my heart right now. I didn't dare I didn't even go up to to the mountain. And I was thinking about, well, I'll just go up and I'll just sit at the base camp. But I didn't, it was too, too painful. So I usually do one hike a year with him. And that I think I might get another opportunity in August, hopefully. But But yeah, we he really did become a mentor of mine, because I love the outdoors. So much. And I really didn't know anybody who was blind or low vision that did outdoor sports until I met Eric. And then of course, I met Eric and he introduced me to, you know, everybody, and it was it was like, oh, again, it was like, okay, no big deal, I just have to do it a little bit differently. And so I kept doing it. And it's it's, it really opened a door that I didn't even know existed. So I really, really appreciate. Appreciate what and he's done that for 1000s of people. And and I shouldn't say you can't just walk up and meet him, you can if you if you're in the right place at the right time. And he really is generous with his time. But he definitely has that buffer now, you know, between himself and the general public because he has to he can't, he can't be there for everybody all the time. You know, he has a lot of responsibilities with what he does. So Michael Hingson ** 53:31 well, you had to face a lot of things and in your world and in your life. Well, how do you face your fears? And why is it important to face them? Penn Street ** 53:42 That's a really good question. I think I think when you don't face your fears, it gets it gets harder to face the next one, where if you keep on top of them, it I think it becomes a little bit easier. And so to me, if I if I come across things that scare me on whatever level whether they're physically or or mentally or it could be somebody telling me oh, you can't do that because you're blind. i It makes me want to do it more. Because Because I'm afraid it will if I if I don't face this fear, then the next one that comes along I'm not going to be able to face that one. And so and I do pick, you know, I I pick my battles, but you know, I don't I don't I don't think I seek out fear. I'm not I'm not I don't think I'm adrenaline junkie, you know, but on any level, especially compared to people like Eric Kim, you know, and that level of athlete, but I really think that we have to keep on top of our fears, because there's so many things out there day to day things that are scary. You know, and if we don't keep that fear in check, and, and Michael, I mean, you know this if you face a fear and you're able to break through it and learn from it and grow from it, the next one that's just doesn't seem as scary. So if we, I feel like if I get lazy about that, I'll give in and be like, I'll let the fear take over there. There was a book that came out, I didn't even read the book, it was just the title. I think it came out in the late 80s, early 90s. It was called fear, feel, sale, the fear and do it anyway. And just the title of that book became my mantra, you know, it's like, it's okay to be afraid, it is totally okay for me to be afraid. But to feel that and acknowledge it as a feeling. But I can go ahead and do it just just because I'm afraid of it doesn't, there's not a stop sign, it just means that it's I'm afraid. Michael Hingson ** 56:15 I think we talked a little bit during our time on after site, podcast about fear. And one of the things I talked about as we're starting to write actually, it's now at the publisher being looked at, it's called a guide dogs Guide to Being brave. That's our working title. But I realized during the pandemic, that what I haven't done most of the time I've been speaking, is while I talk about not being afraid, I've not really worked to try to teach other people how to deal with fear. And I put it that way, because I'm not going to say how not to be afraid because I agree with you fear is part of what we do. The issue is, can we learn to control our fear? And the answer is yes, we can. And there's no question that we can learn how to not as I call it, be blinded by see her. And that's what we need to do. So I started working on that during the pandemic, I have a friend, I'm working with Carrie Wyatt, Kenton. So we've written the book, and now we're waiting to hear from the publisher what they want to edit or change or or do, we've done that once. And now we're, we're on our second shot at it, and we're working toward it, the expectation is that we can put something out. And it's called a guide dogs Guide to Being brave, because we base it all around the eight guide dogs that I've had and lessons I learned from them and how they behaved. And one of them could not face fear very well, and actually created her own fear, and only worked about 18 months before having to retire because she couldn't get any more she was too afraid of it. But it's a it's a fascinating set of stories. So looking forward to that coming out. But I agree with you, it's a matter of facing fear. But learning to recognize that fear can be a very powerful, positive tool for each of us. Penn Street ** 58:10 Yeah. I agree. You know, I think some of because even rafting the Grand Canyon, I am not a good swimmer. I'm not a big, you know, like dog paddle. And I had never rafted in my entire life. And guess what there's lots of in the Grand Canyon snakes. So I, but I've really wanted to do it, I really, really wanted this experience. And I wanted to meet these kids from all over the United States, and do this adventure with them. And I it was really, it was sometimes hour by hour. And it was day by day, but but I also I shared my fear with the kids. And, and at first I wasn't going to because I was afraid to tell these high school kids because high school kids, they can be rough on you, and especially my experience getting bullied in high school. And so I was actually afraid to tell the kids about my fears. And I talked with the other leaders on the group and they said you you should tell them. Yes, I bet you. I bet you these kids have fears of their own. And you're here to be their mentor. So Michael Hingson ** 59:39 plus, plus, if you don't, they'll see through you every time. 59:46 So I did I told them about, you know, how I lost my vision and with the rattlesnake by initiating the whole thing. And it was amazing. So at night The kids because we slept outside on Paco pads, of course. And they would put their their pads around me in a circle. And they said, you know, Miss Penn, if we feel a snake golfer as well, yeah, well, before it gets to you, I don't know if that's gonna help. But Michael Hingson ** 1:00:19 that probably isn't a good idea, but nice, but good thought nevertheless was, Penn Street ** 1:00:23 and they shared some of the fears that they had, and that they had not shared in their paperwork, you know, because you have to fill out a book, you know, booklet of paperwork before you get to come. And it was, it was amazing, because they got to be vulnerable, and they got to share their fears. And then the other kids got to support them, you know, and getting over their fears. And, you know, it was, and what ended up happening is we all learned each other's strengths and weaknesses. And so, you know, the really strong swimmers did the swimming, and then they taught some of us weaker ones, you know, some of the tricks, you know, and gave us some skills. And it was it was just, it ended up being a really neat thing. So I think it's okay to, and I think it's important to tell people when you're afraid, yeah, no, Michael Hingson ** 1:01:19 I agree, it's important to do that. And everyone is different. And some of us don't necessarily face fear, and have negative reactions a lot. I think that's a lot of my upbringing, but some of us do. And there's no right or wrong way. It's a question though, of what we learn with it, and, and how we learn to address and deal with fear and challenges that we face. I'm assuming that you did not encounter any rattlesnakes in the Grand Canyon, Penn Street ** 1:01:50 not any of that were alive there. What we thought we did a hike one day back into where this waterfall was. And one of the I was at the back, I like to be it's called the sweeper, it's the person in the back of the pack that makes sure nobody gets left behind. And that's always my favorite roll. And one of the kids came back coming to me and I was like, you're supposed to be going the opposite way. And they said, Miss Penn, there's there's a rattlesnake up there. But it's in it's right on the side of the trail. And it's right when you get to the waterfall. And and it but it's Dad and I said you could lead with it's so it was really sweet. When I got up there. I say like, do you want to see it? It's dead. I was like, Nope, I don't Michael Hingson ** 1:02:37 need to have enough exposure to them already. I've ever been there, done that. But then Penn Street ** 1:02:43 I was standing in the pool at the bottom of the waterfall. And one of the guides, you know, he's been a river rat forever, has hundreds, probably hundreds of times, rafting the Grand Canyon. He was standing near me and I said, What do you think killed that rattlesnake, you know, was its head crushed into something? Because Oh no, it probably got caught in the current above. And then when it came down the waterfall either got sucked under and drowned or just the impact of and I said, so there are rattlesnakes coming to Vegas? Well, it's probably rare. But yeah, I was like, Okay, I'm gonna go stand up. Michael Hingson ** 1:03:25 He could have told you that it was afraid of you. Penn Street ** 1:03:27 But now they'd have mentioned that. Yeah. Michael Hingson ** 1:03:31 So what's next for Penn Street in the world? Penn Street ** 1:03:34 Oh, wow. I I am really, uh, you know, I'm, I turned 55 This year, which, to some people doesn't sound old to others. I sound ancient. But, you know, my, my body is definitely maybe plateauing. And so, I'm really looking at these next few years of things that I really, really, really want to accomplish physically, and make sure that I do those things. So, you know, there are trips my brother who I mentioned my Superman when he passed away, my father's side of the family is from Scotland and, and Tim was really proud of his Scottish roots. My mother was Cherokee, Choctaw, Native American Indian. But Tim wanted his ashes taken back to Scotland and so it's been 10 years, next year will be 10 years. So we are going to some family and really close friends of my brothers are we're going to take his ashes to Scotland and I'm looking at different either biking trips or hiking, you know, trails that I would like to do there. That's a really big deal to me. And then the there's just there's some big trips like that that I want to accomplish. In the next couple of years, and I really, really would like to rap the Grand Canyon one more time, while I'm as healthy as I possibly. So, that's, that's really what's what's next for me. I love working at audio information network of Colorado. And I am so blessed to have such an amazing team. And Kim is such a great executive director. And so I see myself hopefully, you know, knock on wood here, that that's where my career will, you know, go until I retire, but who knows, you never know what what doors are gonna open and Michael Hingson ** 1:05:44 well, when you go to Scotland, you'll have to go eat some haggis Penn Street ** 1:05:48 hog I've heard about haggis. No, thank you. Michael Hingson ** 1:05:52 I went to New Zealand and had haggis pie was very tasty. Now I don't know what was in it, as opposed to what they say is in haggis. It was very tasty. So you know, I'll bet it will be not not so bad. When you go there. Go to a restaurant and get haggis. I bet it won't be what? I would try it. I think it's worth exploring. Be brave. I will. I will. They won't have rattlesnake in it. I guarantee you that Penn Street ** 1:06:19 that's good. I guess there are places that serve rattle steak in the south. But I've never Michael Hingson ** 1:06:28 I had steak once somebody gave me a piece of snake and it tasted like chicken. There was way too much cartilage. And that was enough for me. I don't need to do it anymore. I can say Penn Street ** 1:06:39 I'm a pescetarian I guess they call it I'm vegetarian, but I will eat salmon. You know fish occasionally. Yeah. And but you know, when you're traveling, especially abroad, you kind of need to go with the flow and open Michael Hingson ** 1:06:53 you to give me a good piece of garlic bread any day. Yes. Well pin this has been absolutely fun. And I'm really glad we had a chance to do this. And I want to hear more about your exploits as you go forward. So we need to do this again in a year or two when you've done some of your other adventures. And I hope everyone has enjoyed this. We'd love to hear your comments reach out to us. But how can people reach out to you and learn more about you and what you're doing and all that kind of stuff? 1:07:27 Absolutely. I'm on most social media, Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, you can either use my name Penn P E N N Street, or my tagline is the blind check. Which came out of me running for city council. And so that's another story. But the blind check. And also you can reach out to me at audio information network of Colorado and find out more about what we do there. We are state based so if you're in Colorado, check us out it but it's Penn p e n n at A I N Colorado dot O R G. So I'd love to hear from you. Michael Hingson ** 1:08:11 And after say podcast has a website. 1:08:14 It does not have a website that you can reach it through our website, which is the A I N colorado.org. Or it's on everything Apple, Spotify, Google, you know all of all of the big podcast platforms. Just it's after sight all one word. And yeah, we'd love to have you check us out there as well. Michael Hingson ** 1:08:37 Cool. Well, we appreciate you being here and telling us all that as well. And for all of you out there, go seek out Penn street, I think it will be a treat. And she's got lots of interesting and relevant things to say needless to say. And again, I want to thank you all for listening. Please give us a five star rating wherever you're listening to us, we would appreciate it. And I hope that you'll reach out to me I'd love to hear what you think of today's episode. You can reach me at Michael M I C H A E L H I at accessibe A C C E S S I B E.com. Or at WWW dot Michael Hingson M I C H A E L H I N G S O N .com/podcast. So we're findable. And we'd love to hear from you. I'd love to hear your thoughts and Penn for you and for anyone else's thing. If you've got any thoughts of other people who we ought to have as guests. We always appreciate introductions and emails about that. So please let us know and introduce us to anyone who you think we ought to have as a guest. We'll do it. We're glad to and once more Penn. I want to thank you for being with us today. This has been an absolute joy. Penn Street ** 1:09:49 Thank you, Michael. Michael Hingson ** 1:09:53 You have been listening to the Unstoppable Mindset podcast. Thanks for dropping by. I hope that you'll join us again next week, and in future weeks for upcoming episodes. To subscribe to our podcast and to learn about upcoming episodes, please visit www dot Michael hingson.com slash podcast. Michael Hingson is spelled m i c h a e l h i n g s o n. While you're on the site., please use the form there to recommend people who we ought to interview in upcoming editions of the show. And also, we ask you and urge you to invite your friends to join us in the future. If you know of any one or any organization needing a speaker for an event, please email me at speaker at Michael hingson.com. 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"We are all broken in some way, and learning to give ourselves grace in all of that brokenness wherever we are is the beauty of endurance sport. It breaks us down to our core parts, lets us explore them core parts and then builds them back up the way we want them to be. As we handle ourselves with a little more patience and a little more humility. And that's how we find greater and greater mountains to climb and finish lines and summits." -Colleen Rue In this episode, we explore four people's stories before, during, and after 29029—an endurance event where you have 36 hours to climb 29029 feet (the equivalent height of Mt. Everest. Hike up the mountain, take the gondola down, repeat. Thanks to Colleen Rue from 29029, Kate and Steve Anderson, Meredith Carlson, and Carol Wisecarver for sharing their journey and hearts. -Scott Papek https://29029everesting.com/ https://www.weisstrong.org/ https://www.maxoutmindset.com/
A car accident in 2018 left Jenn Drummond awestruck and emboldened. Rescue workers couldn't imagine any scenario where she came out of it alive, but she did. That's when she realized you don't get to choose when you leave this life…but you sure can choose how you live it. Strengthened by this awareness, she set out to live in a more authentic and adventurous way. Inspired to climb a mountain for her birthday, her son raised the stakes by suggesting Mount Everest. Not one to back down from a challenge, she accepted the pursuit. During her training, her coach upped the ante and proposed that she go for a Guinness World Record and become the first woman to climb the 7 second summits. The pursuit matched her desire to live a life of significance, not just success. Today, Jenn is a world record holder who elevates others to master their own summit in life. She's a successful business owner and Mom of 7 remarkable kids who, as you have heard, boldly inspire and brazenly challenge her. She's also an international speaker, an author, and Host of the Seek Your Next Summit podcast, who's focused on inspiring others to go beyond success to a life of significance. Learn more about Jenn at https://jenndrummond.com/
Norwegian Kristin Harila, 37, Tenjen (Lama) Sherpa summited all fourteen 8000ers in three months and 1 day (92 days.) The first was Shishapangma on April 26, 2023, and the last K2 on July 27, 2023. In 2022, Harila summited twelve of the fourteen, but China refused them entry into Tibet to attempt Shishapangma and Cho Oyu thus, she returned this year to complete her project. She is no stranger to mountaineering. In 2021, she became the fastest woman to climb Everest and Lhotse in a record 12 hours. The 36-year-old is from Vadso/Norway and is a former cross-country skier. Today, she claims her profession as a runner, skier and former mountaineer as she announced she is retiring from climbing with the end of this project. While she came to mountaineering late, she's summited twenty-eight 8000-meter peaks since her first, Everest, in 2021 and made a name for herself with several records, including: Fastest person, together with Sherpa Lama overall, to True summit all 14 peaks over 8000m in 3 months and 1 day (July 27th, 2023) Fastest person overall to summit the five highest mountains in the world in 69 days, Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu. Fastest woman to climb Mount Everest, 8848 and Mount Lhotse, 8516, in less than 8 hours on May 23rd, 2023. The previous record for reaching the true summits of the 8000ers was five years and four months by Nirmal Purja Pun Magar. Both climbers have been criticized by some in the climbing community for climbing with too many Sherpas, using supplemental oxygen and using helicopters to fly from mountain to mountain. Harila's journey was not with controversy. They included switching teams and Sherpas from 2022 to 2023, using helicopters to fly Sherpas to Camp 2 on Manaslu, and the one that caught global attention when a High Altitude Porter, Muhammad Hassan, not climbing with her team died on K2. Her team gave aid, but he died. A video taken hours later showed other climbers, not Harila's team stepping over the dead body on the way to the summit. Harila was widely criticized for his death, yet her team did everything to save his life. The Pakistani government investigated the incident and posted a detailed report clearing Harila's team of any wrongdoing and gave her photographer, Gabriel Tarso, an “appreciation letter” for his effort to save a life that night. We explore all of these controversies in detail in this podcast. This is the full report for download: Muhammad Hussain's Death on K2 and Kristin's report on her website. A GoFundMe account is open for donations to support Mr. Hassan's family. Climb On!AlanMemories are Everything --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/alan-arnette1/support
If you've ever hiked up a long trail with a high incline, you've probably felt like this: You're walking strongly but eventually your breath starts to get heavier, then your legs start to feel it. You think you're on the right path but you're slowing down, you're actually not sure. Is this the right path?You're waiting for your next sign…Something to tell you how much longer. Should you turn around? You're getting tired. Is it even worth it to keep going?And finally, after a bunch of almost turning around moments, there it is, you eventually hit the peak of the trail.Life is similar. Those tough moments often hold the keys to developing a solid mindset that could help you achieve everything you have ever dreamed of, financial freedom included.That's what Dr. Larry Daugherty is talking to us about today.He is an adventuring radiation oncologist and father of 5 living in Alaska. Larry's passion for adventure led him to explore passive income to find more freedom. He now works part-time in medicine, owns 200 doors, and has been building his brand, "The Freedom Physician," where he coaches high-income professionals on how to scale their portfolios. He also co-founded Radiating Hope, the leading nonprofit in radiation oncology, which aims to improve access to cancer care in developing countries. Larry has led climbing expeditions all over the globe, including trips to Mt Everest, Kilimanjaro, and Aconcagua.Join us to discover insights and lessons that will ignite your transformation. “My mindset went from ‘This is something that would be nice and that I'd really like to do and that I'm committed to' to ‘This is something that I have to do, and I must do this, and I must do it quickly.'” - Dr. Larry DaughertyIn This Episode: - Welcome back to another episode of the Limitless MD podcast- Who's Dr. Larry Daugherty? - The Iditarod Race- How real estate saved Dr. Daugherty's life- The right mindset to go through difficult periods- What does “commercial real estate” mean? - What is in the mindset of a physician to live an uncommon life?- The mindset shift needed from owning 10 to 200 doors- Principles to live by when looking for business partners - What is The Freedom Physician? Resources: - Join our Free community of high-performing physicians: the Physician Wealth Accelerator https://limitless-md.mn.co/- https://vikramraya.com/programs/- Sign up to my email list - https://vikramraya.com/- Group Coaching Now Open. Click here to book a call: https://www.freedom5doc.com/home58481126Resources mentioned: - Book “10x Is Easier Than 2x: How World-Class Entrepreneurs Achieve More by Doing Less” by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy -
Find out how you can authentically and predictably convince people to bite on your offer Discover why the generic marketing tactics you've been doing aren't working Learn more about the importance of aligning your beliefs with your marketing and expertise Resources/Links: Wanting to know how you can presell your online course without the stress? Click here: elinatoli.com/presell Summary Do you want to know the secret of how you can monetize your expertise authentically and with certainty? In sharing your expertise, it is crucial to be mindful of the impact you're capable of first. If your mindset is all about the money, then marketing your expertise and monetizing from it will just be as hard as climbing Mount Everest! Align yourself and be authentic first so that the profit will come pouring in later on. Eli Natoli is an international bestselling author, speaker, and marketing strategist. She helps experts scale their income, impact, and freedom with one-to-many offers without the complexity and overwhelm. Her unique approach to strategic service-first marketing has helped thousands of coaches and business professionals sell one-to-many offers– online courses, membership, group programs– to the tune of over $40M in sales. Eli Natoli shares how you can monetize your expertise so that you can make a profit out of what you love doing. She also opens up the world of authentic and predictable marketing by giving her powerful insights on why you should stop using those cliche marketing tactics and start aligning your values to your own marketing. Check out these episode highlights: 01:39 - Eli's ideal client: Experts who have a mission. They have a purpose, and they just want to make sure that it gets in front of the right audience. 03:15 - The problem he helps solve: So a lot of times, Tom, what I hear from them is, "I know what I have is result driven. I know what I have can really impact people's lives. It's really, really important. And my problem is, I can't get it in front of the right people.” 04:23 - The symptoms of the problem: So the top three that I usually come across are constantly strategy hopping or tactic hopping, meaning they go from this platform to this tool to this advice to that tactic, thinking that's going to solve their problem. 05:39 - Clients' common mistakes before consulting Eli: Again, the top three things that are happening there are that they're chasing money instead of impact, right? They've gotten so caught up in the day-to-day of running their business that they lost sight of the impact that they're capable of making. 07:29 - Eli's Valuable Free Action (VFA): If you are after that consistency, and be able to scale your business with one too many offers, because that's what I love to add to any business, is to pilot it. 08:12 - Eli's Valuable Free Resource (VFR): Wanting to know how you can presell your online course without the stress? Click here: elinatoli.com/presell 08:58 - Q: Remember I said like this third symptom that a lot of people have is they don't know how to convey the right message because they don't really spend the time to uncover who they are, and make sure they bring that to the table. A: That to me is the glue that holds everything together. Tweetable Takeaways from this Episode: “A lot of people don't know how to convey the right message because they don't really spend the time to uncover who they are, and make sure they bring that to the table.” -Eli NatoliClick To Tweet Transcript (Note, this was transcribed using a transcription software and may not reflect the exact words used in the podcast) Tom Poland 00:10 Greetings, everyone, and a warm welcome to another edition of Marketing the Invisible. I'm Tom Poland beaming out to you from the Sunshine Coast in Australia,
How do I even begin to describe this episode?Well, in 1963, Paul Zahl, head guy at National Geographic coined a phrase when referencing the Coast Redwoods and Giant Sequoias in California. He called them the Mount Everest of living things. Fossils and seeds from these majestic beauties have been discovered in a place that can't be explained. Some date back 45 million years. What started as a simple assignment from my acting coach turned into an expansive journey that left me trying to connect the dots using the reintegration of wolves to Yellowstone National and a story about a tree that fell in the woods over one hundred years ago. Tune in to listen to one of the most difficult episodes I've ever recorded and quite possibly one of my favorites. * * *If you like what you're hearing, subscribe, leave a review, and share with your friends because the show doesn't go anywhere without you.Visit us at themindunset.com, follow us on Instagram @themindunsetpodcast.Until next time... Be nice. Do good stuff.
Meet Anna Stishova, an adventurous paddler hailing from Russia, whose paddling journey began in the UK in 2011. With a strong initial focus on white water kayaking, Anna's path took an unexpected turn towards flat water marathon racing due to various challenges she encountered along the way. As a dedicated paddler, Anna not only pursued her own goals but also became a staunch advocate for inclusivity in the sport. Let's delve into Anna's inspiring story of determination and community impact. Overcoming Obstacles and Chasing Dreams: In 2015, Anna faced a significant setback when an elbow injury from a bike accident forced her to put her athletic pursuits on hold for six months. However, Anna's indomitable spirit remained unwavering. In 2016, she earned her Coaching Paddlesports qualification and generously volunteered at the Leaside Trust in London, sharing her knowledge and passion for the sport. Anna's ultimate aspiration was to complete the formidable Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race, a challenging 125-mile-long journey often referred to as the "Kayaker's Everest." Undeterred, she participated in this demanding race twice, first in 2017 and then in 2018, paddling in a K1 kayak. Although her first attempt resulted in disqualification on Day 3 due to a minor time delay, her second endeavour faced unexpected adversities as adverse weather and treacherous water conditions forced the entire race to halt on Day 2. During her time at Leaside, Anna crossed paths with Sirin Arif Gisel, a young Turkish girl who had relocated to the UK from Romania. Recognising Sirin's potential, Anna invited her to be her Junior-Veteran kayak crew for the 2019 DW race. Their collaboration paid off handsomely as they successfully completed the race, becoming the first female Muslim K2 crew to conquer the DW challenge. With Anna's achievement, she became the first hijabi Muslim woman, to finish the race. Life's Transformations and Continued Resilience: In 2019, Anna tied the knot shortly before the DW race and subsequently moved to Bolton. The following year, she experienced the joys of motherhood, along with the challenges posed by the Covid-19 lockdowns. Anna herself contracted the virus in April 2020 and continues to deal with its lingering effects. Furthermore, the combination of a demanding pregnancy, labor, and the pandemic led to a decline in her fitness levels. However, Anna discovered solace and rejuvenation by joining the Bolton Canoe Club toward the end of that challenging year. Her passion for paddling even inspired her stepchildren to explore the sport. Advocacy and Recognition: Anna's dedication and remarkable achievements within the paddling community did not go unnoticed. In 2021, she was honoured to become a #ShePaddles Ambassador for British Canoeing, serving as a role model and advocate for female participation in the sport. She also joined the Inclusion Advisory Group for British Canoeing, actively contributing to the development of the organisation's Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) strategy for the years 2022 to 2026. Looking ahead, Anna continues to be a shining example of perseverance, determination, and the power of inclusivity in the world of paddlesports. Her journey serves as an inspiration to all those who dare to chase their dreams, overcome obstacles, and make a lasting impact on their communities. *** Don't miss out on the latest episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast! Tune in every Tuesday at 7am UK time. Hit the subscribe button to stay updated and ensure you never miss a show. If you believe in the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media, especially in relation to adventure and physical challenges. You can show your support by visiting www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Show notes Who is Anna Moving to the UK in 2003 at 20 years old Her love for paddlesports Her childhood and growing up in Russia Getting introduced to the outdoors Festivals and kayaking in Siberia Wanting to start over in the UK Her first big rafting trip at 18 Not knowing where to paddle in the UK Converting to Islam & getting married Losing herself and going through a hard time Visiting her parents in 2011 and going on a 21 day kayaking trip with friends in Siberia Wolves & bears! Getting back into paddling again once back in the UK Finding a local canoe club How things have changed over the past 10 years Hiring a coach Struggling with barriers in white water rafting and needing to make a pivot Getting into flat water marathon racing Being better suited to endurance Kayaking marathons Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race Persevering with the race and going back 3x Deciding to enter as a Junior (aged between 15-19 years old) & Veteran Team Finding her team mate, Sirin Arif Gisel Dealing with the death of a competitor during the end of the race The lessons and learning from completing the race The support from the flatwater community The mental challenges while being out on the river Being a role model Feeling judged by the non paddling muslin community Using water sports as a way to have time to herself Motherhood and continuing with paddlesports Not being able to get out and paddle during the lockdowns Getting back into paddlesport Dealing with a back injury and not being able to get back into a kayak Taking up Stand Up Paddle boarding Being a She Paddles Ambassador (2021-2022) Being a member of the Inclusion Advisory Group for British Canoeing How to connect with Anna on Instagram & Facebook Follow #ShePaddles hashtag on Instagram Advice for women who want to try new things Social Media Instagram: @KayakingHijabi Facebook: @KayakingHijabi
Are you interested in challenging yourself to test the limits of your physical, mental, and spiritual endurance? Getting out of your comfort zone is the only way to grow, but not all of us are willing to climb Mount Everest to get there. That's where today's guest comes in.We sat down with Marc Hodelick, the CEO and co-founder of 29029, the Everest Challenge—an awe-inspiring event that emulates the physical endurance of climbing 29,029 feet in just 36 hours, all without the complications and dangers of scaling the actual mountain. In our discussion, Marc unpacks the fascinating journey of building 29029 and the community that has evolved around it.But this isn't just an episode for aspiring climbers or endurance athletes. Marc dives deep into the importance of creating a strong culture—whether you're leading a team, an event, or even an entire company. He also reveals how he uses principles learned from endurance sports to drive success in his business and personal life. If you're trying to achieve big goals, this conversation is packed with actionable insights.Marc also shares how benchmarking against world-class organizations like Ferrari has transformed his approach to customer experience. Whether you're looking to conquer physical challenges or corporate summits, this episode will equip you with the tools you need.If you have questions, or you'd like to hear us work through the challenges you're facing in your business or personal life, shoot us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you're interested in exploring how The ONE Thing principles can help you achieve your goals, visit the1thing.com/coaching.To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.We talk about:The goal behind 29029 and the value of competing against yourselfTaking risks and failing in order to spur personal growthApproaching your business with an intentional growth planCreating a supportive culture and communityLinks & Tools from This Episode:Learn more at 29029everesting.comFollow Marc on Instagram: @marc29029Free ResourcesWant to be a guest or share feedback? Email email@example.comProduced by NOVA Media
(Sati Saraniya Hermitage) We underestimate the power of renunciation to gain our true spiritual inheritance from the Buddha. These deeper levels of practice require not a formulaic approach but faith enough to let go the clinging that perpetuates an endless cycle of loss and suffering. On this sacred way of freedom, we walk the razor's edge to ascend the Everest of the heart. This is no small task for a human being. But we push on with clarity, courage and insight. Holding the chalice of sanctity, we come face to face with the law of impermanence, the jewel of awakened wisdom, and the immeasurable peace of all that is pure and beautiful and true.
Hour 4: Joe is furious that Ronny Mauricio hasn't been called up by the Mets yet. This offseason will be telling for the Mets and Steve Cohen. Joe says it's time for Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone to go. Peter returns for his final update. Jerry will have Joe and Peter face off in a Jets trivia competition tomorrow. Aaron Rodgers talked trash to Jihad Ward and Robert Saleh talked about climbing Mount Everest. Is Bill Belichick losing his magic touch? Bryce Harper was fired up by a WIP caller. In our Moment of The Day, Joe exploded over the rumor that the Mets might trade Pete Alonso. In the final segment of the day, Joe remembers his college days in Indiana.
Hour 1: Joe Benigno is here with Jerry. Jerry has enjoyed Hard Knocks but Joe has not. The show has made Jerry a fan of Aaron Rodgers. Joe will love Aaron Rodgers if he does one thing: lead the Jets to a Super Bowl title. Joe Schoen traded for another former Bills draft pick. The Jets and Giants both face huge tests against division opponents in week 1. Joe wants the Jets to start 4-2. Peter Schwartz is in for Jerry today and Jerry has a few questions for Joe about JJ's wedding. Aaron Rodgers talked trash on Hard Knocks. The Giants made a cut Peter found surprising. The Cowboys would have drafted Jalen Hurts if he fell to them. Joe can't believe the Yankees are sticking by Cashman and Boone. The Yankees placed Harrison Bader on waivers. Joe is fed up with Buck because the Mets never retaliate after getting hit. In the final segment of the hour, Joe and Jerry talk about how much they love Bob Dylan. Then we try to help CBS Sports Network see Joe's face. Someone Joe and Jerry haven't heard from in years calls in. Hour 2: Joe discovered Google Play to listen to music. Joe has only been this disgusted with the Mets twice before. Joe believes the Mets are putting out nonsense about Pete Alonso to grease the wheels for a trade. Jerry asks Joe what kind of contract he would give Alonso. Joe destroys the Mets organization. Peter returns for an update and has more sound from Hard Knocks. Randall Cobb was flagged for an illegal block that was legal a few years ago. Joe goes off on the refs. He says the Jets better start getting respect with Rodgers at QB. Harrison Bader was placed on waivers and had to find out what that means. Joe makes the case for A-Rod being honored by the Yankees. Joe gets passionate about many former players. In the final segment of the hour, callers debate A-Rod's standing in Yankee history with Jerry and Joe. Hour 3: Jerry and Joe are loving Winning Time on HBO. Peter is back with another update. Hard Knocks recreated the opening of The Sopranos with Robert Saleh driving to MetLife Stadium. Joe is dreaming about the Jets hosting the AFC Championship Game. Eddie says if the Jets are in the Super Bowl then Boomer would get Joe on the field. Joe's teams haven't won in forever. If Rodgers wins with the Jets it would catapult his legacy to another level. In the final segment of the hour, comedian Anthony Rodia joins the show. Hour 4: Joe is furious that Ronny Mauricio hasn't been called up by the Mets yet. This offseason will be telling for the Mets and Steve Cohen. Joe says it's time for Brian Cashman and Aaron Boone to go. Peter returns for his final update. Jerry will have Joe and Peter face off in a Jets trivia competition tomorrow. Aaron Rodgers talked trash to Jihad Ward and Robert Saleh talked about climbing Mount Everest. Is Bill Belichick losing his magic touch? Bryce Harper was fired up by a WIP caller. In our Moment of The Day, Joe exploded over the rumor that the Mets might trade Pete Alonso. In the final segment of the day, Joe remembers his college days in Indiana.