314: Shawn Stevenson: Rebuilding His Body And Reshaping The World
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Todays guest on Join Up Dots is a man who seems to have cracked it big-time, and knows exactly what he was put on this planet to do.
And his mission is to make us the healthiest version of what we can be and live an amazing life everyday
But unlike so many of our guests who have a childhood that was less than perfect, his life started in a very different way.
As he says in his own words “I spent the first half of my childhood in a quiet suburban neighbourhood with all of the love and attention that a child could ask for.
I spent the second half of my childhood growing up in some of the most dangerous parts of the inner city, surrounded by gangs, drugs, alcohol, and violence on a daily basis.
I was able to gain so much from both environments, and I’m truly grateful for the life I’ve been given. The situations I was in helped me cultivate perspective, resourcefulness, and (most importantly) the power of choice.
However, it was in college that my entire world really changed. Not because of the education I was receiving, but because of the devastating illness that I was diagnosed with at the age of 20. Seemingly overnight I was in excruciating pain, I lost a great deal of function in my leg, and I could barely get from room to room in my house, let alone get around on campus anymore.
Essentially, my spine was deteriorating far faster than it was supposed to. And according to my doctor at the time, I had the spine of an 80-year old person, even though I was just a young college kid.”
And that was just the start of what would become life mission. Starting with getting himself healthy, he learnt so much that he could then share with the world.
And now being the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides Wellness Services for both individuals and organizations worldwide, podcast host, and a dynamic keynote speaker life seems good…in fact very good.
So does he see people struggle in life as they haven’t had the good and the bad, so aren’t aware of what they can deal with?
And would he like to go back in time and change anything that has occurred whilst on this earth?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Shawn Stevenson
During the show we discussed such weighty topics as:
How the opportunities we have to be able to build connections across the globe, shouldn’t be more important than the ones with the people closest to us.
How he recalls being tod to fight as a child by his parents, and realises now what a gift he was given in a most peculiar example of parental love.
The number one driving force of human beings is staying congruent with the ideas that they hold for themselves.
How he remembers the first time that he got paid for his services….the grand sum of $7.00, and struggled to value his own worth in the transaction.
How his big dot in life was meeting his Mother in Law and realising that his life was going to be in the details. He needed to go deep and learn more than he thought possible.
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