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JIM HARRIS: Training for Life

JIM HARRIS: Training for Life

In 2014, after making the leap from ski bum to adventure photographer, and while in Chile on an expedition with a travel partner, Jim Harris broke his back while snow kiting and was soon paralyzed from the sternum down. Life as a photographer and athlete, as he knew it, was about to be drastically changed. 

He’ll tell you more about it in the episode, but Jim’s had an amazing recovery over the last few years, and it’s ongoing. To that end, he’s been able to return to skiing and biking recently, and his recovery has garnered the attention of many. And earlier this year, he signed an athlete contract with Adidas Terrex. 

In this episode, I ask Jim more about his “mental” journey during the physical seeming-set backs. How has he reconciled planning with going with the flow? Why do goals even matter? How can we redefine success in a more healthy way? How can we navigate the aftermath of unexpected life-altering events? How can we avoid getting “stuck” when we have big goals (like learning to walk again, or writing a book)?

I hope you find our conversation insightful, with a few takeaways to integrate into your day.

JORDAN AND TATIANA MOLLMANN: No Guts, No Story

JORDAN AND TATIANA MOLLMANN: No Guts, No Story

As champion west coast swing dancers, and beloved around the world, Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman took some time out of their crazy travel schedule to share some thoughts on their career path. 

What I love about this episode is that both Jordan and Tatiana shed light on some of the lesser talked about aspects of the dance and their careers. For example: how does one take a hobby they love and turn it into a career without burning out? As Jordan said, “It’s really about how to keep falling in love with this dance over and over again, on our terms.” Jordan and Tatiana are true pioneers and innovators and have carved a legacy all their own due to their bold choices along the way. 

ROGER HOUSDEN: How to Drop the Struggle and Love the Life you Have

ROGER HOUSDEN: How to Drop the Struggle and Love the Life you Have

Roger Housden: How to Drop the Struggle and Love the Life you Have

Is it possible to love the life you have — acknowledging and accepting the conditions of your life exactly as they are — and drop the struggle to make you and your life different? 

Today’s guest—Roger Housden— sent me a sneak preview of his book, Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have, which actually came out the day we recorded this! I was so touched by  his work; and it resonated with me on many different levels and in various areas of my life—that I thought it’d be an honor to have him come on the show and talk more about it. 

Roger Housden (whose-den), is the author of Dropping the Struggle and numerous other books, including the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with Ten Poems to Say Goodbye in 2012. He offers writing workshops, both live and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration.

Roger wrote Dropping the Struggle from first hand experience as someone who, up until just a few years ago, spent much of his time in a covert struggle with life. Despite his success as the bestselling author of the Ten Poems to Change Your Life series, he often felt that something, which he couldn’t quite put his finger on, was missing. Like many of us, he struggled with the past, the future, relationships, his desire to improve himself, and his own mortality. His inner struggle continued until he got to know himself at a level deep enough that he was able to see how he was making his life needlessly difficult and make a conscious choice to let go. 

What I love is that he shares lessons from his own experience as he offers readers seven ways to love the life they have by dropping the struggle to be special, dropping the struggle for a perfect life, dropping the struggle for meaning, dropping the struggle for love, dropping the struggle with time, dropping the struggle with change, and dropping the struggle to know. 

And in our interview here together, Roger talks about the difference between “effort” and “struggle,” how it is that our struggles all tie back to our sense of identity, and how we can use that intel to shape our life choices—including careers, relationships, etc. And he even recounts how he was captured and interrogated for two days in Tehran, and how that experience had a MAJOR impact on him and his view of life. Roger brings so much clear wisdom to the show, and I’m so honored to dive into his story together. 

Listen in for more of his story here: bit.ly/LiveYourDance-mk

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Live Your Dance Episode 3: How to become a lifelong learner with Derek Loudermilk, Host of the Art of Adventure Podcast

Molly King is a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach. The Live Your Dance podcast celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance,” and endeavors to draw out the insights and lessons from their journey, in order to inspire you to find and live YOUR dance. 

Live Your Dance Episode 2: How to follow your calling and build a legacy with Ian Forber-Pratt

Live Your Dance Episode 2: How to follow your calling and build a legacy with Ian Forber-Pratt

Molly King is a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach. The Live Your Dance podcast celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance,” and endeavors to draw out the insights and lessons from their journey, in order to inspire you to find and live YOUR dance. 

Live Your Dance Episode 1: Making Dreams a Reality with Pro Volleyball Player Christina Speer

Live Your Dance Episode 1: Making Dreams a Reality with Pro Volleyball Player Christina Speer

Molly King is a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach. The Live Your Dance podcast celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance,” and endeavors to draw out the insights and lessons from their journey, in order to inspire you to find and live YOUR dance.