046: No Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer Pt. 1

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046: No Barriers with Erik Weihenmayer Pt. 1

Erik Weihenmayer is a blind adventurer who has climbed Mt. Everest, tackled the Seven Summits and kayaked the Grand Canyon. Today he’s sharing his journey, struggles and traumas. After listening to our conversation today, I know you’ll walk away feeling inspired to overcome your own obstacles, big or small. This interview was so powerful, I’ve split it into 2 episodes so part two will follow next week.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • How Erik achieved one of his big goals of climbing Mount Everest while blind.
  • While being blind is an obstacle for Erik and others, he explains other challenges we all face and how strength can outweigh those hardships.
  • Erik’s three categories we fall into when facing a challenge: Quitter, Camper and Climber.
  • Why it’s important to grow our “muscle of suffering”
  • The importance of giving and receiving help and seeing that as an advantage when dealing with challenges.

What To Do Next:

  • After listening to Erik’s interview, I encourage you to ask yourself what obstacles and challenges you would like to overcome for yourself.
    • What obstacles are you facing, but what strengths do you have that will allow you to overcome them?
    • Who could you ask for help from?
    • Who is your team that will drive you forward? How will you use fear
    • How will you use fear and vulnerability to move you forward?

Resources and Links

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