80: Run Free Run with Maggie Seymour

 

Maggie Seymour is an Intelligence Officer in the Marines. She has a mission to run across all 50 states to raise money for local charities. In this episode:

  • Feeling inspired to join the Marines after her cousin lost his life in Iraq
  • Her experience in boot camp as one of only a handful of women in her platoon
  • Serving as an Intelligence Officer in the Marines for 10 years of active duty before transitioning to the reserves
  • Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait
  • Hating the first mile she ever ran to running over 30 miles everyday across the United States
  • Running is like a “Fine Scotch, it takes time to acquire the taste.”
  • Running across the country and across different states gives her the chance to reconnect with a large chunk of the country that she never knew that she served during her deployments
  • Selecting a different local organization to raise money for in each state she runs across
  • Running through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama in less than three weeks with only one rest day
  • Her favorite states and the most difficult states to run across
  • The most interesting people she met? Rattlesnake hunters in New Mexico
  • “We are our choices.”

You can discover more about Maggie at runfreerun.com and you can follow her on Instagram @runfreerunner

79: Rip the Bandage with Adriane Fields

 

Adriane Fields is a survivor of rape and the founder of Rip the Bandage which helps the homeless, victims of abuse, and others within her community. In this episode:

  • Challenged with paranoia after hearing of two rape and murder cases near her apartment complex
  • Feeling like she would be the next one to be attacked
  • Waking up in the middle of the night due to someone breaking into her apartment
  • Surviving rape and escaping death from the man known as the “Bathtub Murderer”
  • Losing her mind in the immediate aftermath
  • Getting angry at God for a long time after the attack
  • Finding healing in the therapeutic relief of sharing her story and talking with others
  • Rip the Bandage – A nonprofit focused on helping less fortunate individuals like the homeless and victims of abuse
  • The joy she experienced when her perpetrator was found and arrested
  • Learning to remove the spirit of fear cast over her life
  • The difference between teaching out of fear vs. teaching out of love
  • “That was a fearless lion in baby mode. It’s time to roar, let’s go!”
  • You can follow Adriane at https://ripthebandage.wixsite.com/rip2 or on Facebook @ Rip The Bandage

78: Limbitless with Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt

 

Tracy Schmitt was born a 4-way amputee. She learned how to become unstoppable at an early age and accomplish goals that most people would never even dare to try. In this episode:

  • Over 15 million views for her video, “Nobody Left Behind”
  • When you’re told no, respond with “How come?”
  • Shoelace Leader
  • Learning how to play with the neighbors in their yard
  • The benefits of having a “tough love” mom
  • Born limbitless
  • Pursuing leadership development in developing countries
  • Learning how to sail and overcoming multiple challenges
  • Pursuing the Canadian Paralympic Sailing Team
  • Driving to Miami, washing and waxing boats everyday, and living in her car for 3 months to pursue Magnus Liljedahl, Gold Olympian Sailor, as her coach and mentor
  • How Tracy responded after years and years fo effort without selection to the Canadian Paralympic Team
  • Becoming the #1 Female Transformational Leader
  • No excuses, no limits

You can follow Tracy on Instagram @unstoppabletracy and learn more about her at unstoppabletracy.com

77: I am, I can, I will with Ryan Harris

 

Ryan Harris won Superbowl 50 as a starting offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos. He retired after a long career in the NFL and inspires others throughout the world with his message of “I am, I can, I will.” In this episode:

  • The lessons in life that football taught Ryan
  • “I became a better Muslim at Notre Dame.” Staying true to his faith through college.
  • Overcoming three back surgeries during his football career
  • The biggest failure during his time in the NFL: getting released in his fifth year because of arrogance
  • Unwillingness is a blanket over arrogance
  • Trying to win a championship with every fiber of his body and every action of his life
  • Utilizing proper breathing techniques
  • Winning Superbowl 50 with the Denver Broncos – What he believed became knowledge
  • Receiving the Lombardi Trophy for the first time from Peyton Manning
  • Transitioning to life as a broadcaster, motivational speaker, and a financial coach
  • I am, I can, I will

You can find out more about Ryan at ryanharris68.com and you can follow him on Instagram @ryanharris_68

76: Mountaineering NFL Veteran with Mark Pattison

 

Mark Pattison played in the NFL for 5 years before he embarked on a journey to become the first NFL veteran to climb the 7 Summits. He completed 6 and has one more to go. In this episode:

  • Becoming an All-American at WR and QB in high school, and playing WR at University of Washington
  • Transitioning to college ball and playing against NFL talent in the Pac-10
  • Getting drafted by the LA Raiders and playing in the NFL for 5 years
  • How his career in the NFL translated to mountaineering
  • Launching businesses after his career in international trade business
  • Going through a messy divorce and deciding to become the first NFL veteran to climb the 7 summits
  • Going from “How did I get here?” to “What am I going to do about it?”
  • Stories of hardship on the tallest mountains in the world
  • Almost getting to the top of Mt. Denali to make a decision for survival and turn around in -80 degree weather
  • Preparing physically and mentally to go back to Denali and summit it successfully
  • The only remaining mountain on Mark’s 7 Summits List: Mt. Everest
  • Mark’s podcast, Finding Your Summit Podcast, which interviews people who have overcome extreme adversity to find the highest level of achievement
  • It takes a little more to become a champion

You can follow Mark at markpattisonnfl.com and @markpattisonnfl on IG and Twitter.