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The Off the Ropes Podcast

The Off the Ropes podcast is a weekly show bringing you some of the World's most inspiring individuals, but not just those who have achieved enormous success, specifically those who have endured hardship and adversity and overcame their challenges. Plus, interviews with experts in the fields of neuroscience, nutrition, health, fitness and personal development, extracting their wisdom on how to optimise your performance, fulfil your potential and learn how to get your life 'off the ropes'.
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Sep 16, 2016

Colin O’Brady’s life is teeming with exceptional achievements. A younger-than-average Yale graduate, former Wall Street trader, US triathlete and now a two-times Guinness World Record holding mountaineer, for becoming the fastest person to climb the Seven Summits (seven of the tallest mountains on each continent), plus trekking to the North and South Pole as part of the notoriously tough Explorers Grand Slam. Only 50 other people have achieved the feat, and Colin annihilated all previous records, completing the gruelling challenge in just 139 days. That’s 139 days to summit SEVEN of the world’s tallest mountains and walk to both Poles. 139 days! And to think he was once told he may never walk properly again, following a horrific and life-changing accident in Thailand which severely burned 25% of his body. Oh, and not forgetting his efforts to raise $1 million to tackle childhood obesity. Yep, Colin O’Brady is one super-human!

Topics Discussed:

  • The power and influence of a supportive and nurturing family.
  • How Colin’s natural competitiveness has fuelled a lifetime of achievement and adventure.
  • Why Colin is such a high-achiever.
  • Becoming a professional athlete.
  • Colin’s 4000 mile cycle from Connecticut to Oregon.
  • His desire to see the world before settling into a career on Wall Street.
  • How a severe accident in Thailand altered Colin’s life course for the better.
  • Dealing with the prognosis of never being able to walk again properly.
  • The power of incremental goals.
  • The personal motivation behind accomplishing the Explorers Grand Slam.
  • How to overcome life’s unexpected obstacles.
  • The importance of meditation & nutrition to enhance performance.
  • The worldwide obesity crisis, and how Colin is contributing to the conversation.
  • How to persevere and find the rays of light in any negative situation.
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