482: Jason Freeman: Embracing His Challenges And Loving Life
Today’s guest joining me on the Join Up Dots podcast show is a man who has a fascinating story, some might say a heroic story.
With the biggest smile you are likely to see he has overcome one of the most self limiting beliefs that anyone can have “That of self loathing”
As he says “At birth, I created a bit of a ruckus and lost oxygen in the process. As I grew, I developed a one-of-a-kind accent commonly called a speech impediment. Also as a kid, I had substantial coordination difficulties. For instance, in seventh grade, I actually threw a shot put backwards during a track meet!
I spent much of my life strongly disliking not being “normal.” At least I accomplished a good deal while feeling badly about myself, although, I wouldn’t recommend this type of motivation. I graduated college with a double major in English and Social Work. I earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry. And, for ten years, I worked for an organization that served people with developmental disabilities. This was an extremely rewarding job. On a daily basis, I was seeing the best in other people. Unfortunately, I was still often seeing the worst in myself.”
But of course, on Join Up Dots we aim to inspire and motivate, not to depress you, and our guest will definitely do that.
As little by little he found a way through his difficulties, to achieve the greatest breakthrough of all. He learnt to accept who he was, warts and all, and love himself.
And now a coaching business and a flourishing speaking career he is getting out there everyday, and leaving a trail of inspired folks ready to turn their limitations into extraordinary results.
So how did he start turning his life around, and is this a process that we can all follow?
And how is it possible to actually throw a shot backwards anyway?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Jason Freeman.
During the show we discussed so weighty subjects with Jason such as…….
How he remembers being a child in seventh grade and bizarrely being worried about the threat of nuclear war.
How he learnt through being totally miserable in his life that he loves the peaks in life so much, he wants to ensure that gets more and more of them everyday.
How he recalls attempting suicide as a child, until ultimately choosing to live and embracing life, and the possibilities of what he can make of it.
Why there is nothing to stop any of us doing what we want to do in life, we just need to go out and get it!
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