35: Burning Ironman with Shay Eskew


Shay Eskew is ranked in the top 1% of the world in the Ironman endurance race. He was burned on 35% of his body at 8 years old. He endured over 35 surgeries throughout his lifetime to become the athlete and motivational speaker that he is today. In this episode:

  • 35% of burns on body turns to 65% with no insurance
  • Ear amputation with no pain medicine and relearning how to lift his arm over his head after three years of rehab
  • The drive to become an athlete so that people discover your story
  • Overcoming childhood bullying
  • Preparing for surgery with jumping jacks, push ups, and sit ups
  • Winning championships in wrestling and boxing
  • Becoming and ironman and being ranked top 1% worldwide
  • Knowing each race that you will suffer and welcoming it
  • Embrace the Suck
  • Applying his athletic mindset to the corporate world
  • Finishing 62/62 races

Shay Eskew is the author of “What the Fire Ignited” which will be released in September 2018. You can read more about Shay at www.shayeskew.com

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