This week’s theme: High Performance
High performance in business and life necessitates a blend of personal and professional skills and habits.
Our guest for today went through a traumatic situation in his life, but he did not remain a victim, instead changed his perspective and took ownership of his life, embracing the difficulties and possibilities that came his way. Now, he is helping individuals and entrepreneurs in reaching higher levels of success in their life.
From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success
This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about performing at high performance in business and in life.
In 2016, I was stabbed in the throat, arm & chest, while at a movie theater. The chef knife went halfway through my throat…
Went extremely deep in my arm… (Almost out the other side) And punctured my lung. I thought that would be the last moment of my life…
But instead, I woke up 7 days later from an induced coma. I was living off tubes. If you unplugged them, you literally unplugged my life. And while I was grateful to be alive, it felt like I had lost all sense of who I was. My legs forgot how to work, in fact I couldn’t even stand up. I had nerve damage in my tongue that prevented me from being able to talk. (even after I wasn’t living off tubes)
I lost every ounce of muscle I had from years of weightlifting. My energy was depleted like a lake in the summer. In fact, I’d have to nap halfway through eating a meal. And on top of it, my brain couldn’t solve a simple equation like 11 x 11. It felt like my cognitive function was comparable to a 4 year old’s. But the worst part was what happened to me mentally…
My confidence disappeared like a quarter in a magic show and my head was plagued with negative thoughts and self doubt.
I was left asking myself…
“Am I ever going to get back to a functional state where I feel good?”
“Am I ever going to be able to accomplish all the goals I have for myself?”
“Or am I destined for a life of mediocrity where my potential rots away with my ambitions?”
I spent the next few weeks contemplating these questions and ultimately I decided I wasn’t going to go down like this. That’s when I started to research the secrets of evolution, biology & epigenetics that enabled me to build myself up again. Simply put, I found ways to tap into how we are hardwired as a human to boost our mental alertness, energy, muscle gain, fat burn, productivity & happiness!
Now, fast forward a couple of years and I can honestly say that I feel, look & think better than I ever have. And on top of it, I’m living a life where I’m excited to wake up everyday because I’m doing what fills my heart up… I get to help build other people up into the best possible version of themselves.
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Quote of the Day:
“Difficulty calls us to rise up. And in that rising, we learn what we are capable of.” ~Carli Baum
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