67: Magic, Miracles, and Faith with Jim Munroe

Jim Munroe is a magician that travels all over the United States, but his show is one unlike anything you may expect. Jim incorporates his story of faith into his performance by sharing his story of beating cancer with his audience. His show leaves the audience with dropped jaws, and this interview will be sure to do the same for you. In this episode:

  • Pursuing baseball in college and pursuing magic as a career
  • Falling in love with magic at an early age
  • Losing his co-performer, roommate, and best friend as a young adult
  • Using the art of magic to start a much deeper discussion on faith
  • Getting diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive form of leukemia
  • “The worst sunburn on the inside of my body all of the time” – the toll that one’s body takes fighting cancer
  • The staggering probability of finding a match in the National Bone Marrow Registry: 1 in 7,000,000
  • Being born again on the 3rd day with new life-saving blood
  • Beating cancer and creating a new magic show centered around his fight with cancer
  • Meeting his marrow donor and challenged with her agnosticism

You can learn more about Jim at whatisthemaze.com, and you can follow him on social media @jimmunroe

66: Dancing into Rodeo with Lisa Leann Dalton

Lisa Leann Dalton spent her entire career dancing in NYC before she transitioned to the world of rodeo in her early forties. After winning some rodeos in Texas, she was bucked off a horse during an event, and broke her neck. She was paralyzed for a couple of months and slowly regained some motor function. She is not the same person today with the same capabilities physically, but she has matured emotionally through it all. In this episode:

  • Beginning ballet/dance at 17 years old and earning a scholarship for it
  • Finding a dance career in NYC
  • The emotional rollercoaster of auditions within the dance world
  • Handling and processing rejection
  • Dance is delicate, rodeo is rough, but both are difficult
  • Competing in bareback bronco rodeo
  • The similarities between dancing and rodeo
  • Winning the biggest rodeo of the year in her first year as a rodeo star
  • Breaking her neck in rodeo and becoming paralyzed
  • Regaining motion bit by bit, moment by moment
  • Getting back in the saddle again
  • The good – How the injury led to a kinder and gentler version of herself

You can contact Lisa directly at @lisaleanne6914 on Instagram or lisaleann13@yahoo.com

65: Creating Value by Being Unapologetically Herself with Corrie LoGuidice

Corrie LoGuidice overcame endured the grief of miscarriage, divorce, and the loss of a loved one to suicide in the span of 4 years. Today, she runs a coaching practice that teaches other survivors of adversity to find emotionally fulfilling lives and manage value driven businesses. In this episode:

  • Becoming SVP of the family business, but doing so by earning the position
  • How to earn respect from non-relative coworkers who use to know Corrie as a child
  • Miscarriage, abuse within a relationship, divorce, and loss of a loved one from suicide within 4 years
  • Learning how to process and accept grief while remaining open with other coworkers
  • How the birth of her son opened her eyes to the abusive relationship she was living in
  • Overcoming miscarriage by talking about it openly with others
  • Blindsided by the shock of suicide by her boyfriend
  • Why suicide cannot be compared to any other type of grief
  • Finding help in a suicide loss survivor group
  • Jumping into the coaching world of entrepreneur – coaching survivors of adversity create value driven businesses
  • How helping someone on social media defeat suicidal thoughts turned into one of her best employees
  • “Be unapologetically myself”

You can learn more about Corrie at www.corrielo.com and on social media @iamcorrielo

64: Undocumented and Unlikely with Diego Corzo

Diego Corzo is a “dreamer”, an undocumented immigrant that came to the United States as a young child and calls the USA home. He was not able to get a job or a drivers license as a young adult because of his illegal alien status. However, his grit could not be defeated. He formed a business, invested in real estate, and became financially free at 27 years old.

  • Growing up in Peru and coming to the United States as a “dreamer”
  • What he could and could not do growing up as an undocumented immigrant
  • What is DACA? What is a dreamer?
  • Non-eligibility for work and scholarships led to a LLC and an IT business
  • Grabbing the opportunity to speak up and share his voice on a national platform after DACA was canceled by the government
  • Jumping into real estate through house hacking
  • Financially free at 27 years old
  • Supporting himself through college and paying the price of admission at the same time
  • Working through a speech impediment to become confident in public speaking
  • Giving a TED talk in his old college town – Tallahassee, Florida
  • Helping other undocumented immigrants find affordable housing
  • Build a bigger life, not a bigger lifestyle

You can follow Diego on Instagram @corzo.diego and you can learn more about him at www.househackingclub.com

Diego’s TED talk can be listened to here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfgUfgCZZ_I

63: One Armed World Champion with Baxter Humby

Baxter Humby has lived his entire life without his right arm, but it hasn’t stopped him from becoming a world champion kickboxer. In this episode:

  • Losing his aright arm after entanglement with the umbilical cord at birth
  • Standing up to bullies by fighting back
  • How a seemingly weakness became a great strength
  • The difference between tae kwon do vs. kickboxing vs. muay thai
  • How did he get the nickname, “One Armed Bandit”?
  • Making the Canadian Paralympic team as a long distance runner
  • How he proved the doubters wrong and won a Kickboxing World Championship
  • The only man in history to win world titles with one arm
  • The only limits you have, are the ones you put on yourself
  • Acting as a stunt double for major Hollywood productions

You can follow Baxter’s Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/BaxterOneArmBanditHumby/