213: Jessica Cox: A Lady Born With No Arms But Reaching For The Skies
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Jessica Cox, a truly remarkable and nothing short of inspirational lady for sure.
Born without arms due to a birth defect, and fighting every day to live a normal “if there is such a word as normal” she touches the world with her passion and spirit for adventure and life.
As she says “Despite being born without arms, I live a normal life. I have had to overcome the inherent challenges and limited perceptions of other people. I have never let fear stand in my way in any aspect of my life. I don’t believe in I cant”
And how many of us can honestly say the same thing?
From a small child wanting desperately to join the other kids climbing on the monkey bars, to gaining entry into the Guinness Book of World Records as The first woman to fly an airplane with her feet, she has received recognitions and achievements from across the world due to her ability to not give an inch.
Even obtaining a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and developing a love of scuba diving
From her home in Tucson Arizona she is a on a mission to change all of our minds as to the true meaning of disability, believing in the words life is “10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you deal with it”
So how did she overcome the self-esteem issues that haunted her as a young lady?
And has she found anything that has stopped her in her tracks?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Jessica Cox
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Jessica Cox such as:
How there was so much frustration earlier in her life due to how others perceived what she could and couldn’t do…..especially in regards to a common playground slide
Why she decided in college to turn away from the studies she had started to focus her aspect on psychology and motivational speaking.
How she spent her life trying to keep out of the spotlight so had to overcome years of conditioning to step onto the stages of the world and show the true Jessica.
How she learnt to overcome her greatest fears by tackling them head on, such as she did to become the first lady to learn to fly a plane without arms.
How she believes that her life was destined to change other peoples lives, and wouldn’t go back in time to gain arms if this was possible to do.
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