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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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Aug 19, 2016

If you’ve ever considered taking on an epic adventure but feared you lack the requisite skills, Sally Kettle will allay your concerns. Restless after university and uncertain in what direction to take next, Sally accepted a seemingly random challenge set by her boyfriend of the time, to row the Atlantic. Sally was not a seasoned rower. Worse, her mother stepped in to join the adventure and she’d never even rowed a boat. Ever! The pair went on to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic, receiving a Guinness World Record for their spectacular endeavour, thus beginning a life of adventure and purpose for Sally Kettle.

Topics Discussed:

  • Uncertainty following university.
  • Struggling with an eating, and anxiety disorder.
  • Disappointment when her first attempt to row the Atlantic failed.
  • Life inside a 23ft x 6ft rowing vessel.
  • Coping with sea-sickness.
  • How to pass the time at sea.
  • How to bounce back after repeated disappointment.
  • Healing the wounds of a difficult childhood.
  • What Sally learned during her adventures.
  • Wanting to break a record for the fastest women’s 4 to row the Atlantic.
  • Resisting resentment following a team-mates departure from the Atlantic Rowing Race.
  • The highs and lows of IVF.
  • Making a film about her rowing adventure.
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