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Colin O’Brady is a professional athlete, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2018, Colin completed the world’s first solo, unsupported, and completely human-powered crossing of Antarctica.
The doctors told him he would never walk normally again. Now, he’s a 10x world record holder who completed the first human-powered ocean row across the Drake Passage.
In this episode, Hala and Colin talk about the injury that changed his life and the mindset he cultivated to bounce back from it stronger than ever before.
They discuss how to work against your fears and push yourself to take risks in spite of them. He talks about his newest book, The 12 Hour Walk, which outlines a unique approach to conquering your self-limiting beliefs by taking a full day to leave your house and unplug.
Hala and Colin also discuss the zone of comfortable complacency, Colin’s process of healing from his injury, how to cultivate a possible mindset, and much more.
- Colin’s unconventional birth and upbringing
- How did his mother instill a growth mindset in him?
- What is a ‘possible mindset’?
- Colin’s solo trek across Antarctica
- The danger of fearing failure
- Colin’s ‘why’ behind his excursions
- His life-changing accident in Thailand
- His mother’s crucial role in his recovery
- How did Colin train for a triathlon while suffering from his injuries?
- The importance of cultivating a circle of support
- Leveraging the internet to find support and community
- Mindset of scarcity vs. mindset of abundance
- Colin’s process of raising money for The Explorer’s Grand Slam
- The 12-hour walk
- Common limiting beliefs
- What is your Everest?
- The Zone of Comfortable Complacency
- The true power of intuition
- And other topics…
Colin O’Brady is a record-breaking explorer, athlete, and entrepreneur. In the summer of 2018, Colin took on the 50 US High Points. His 13,000-mile journey took 21 days, 9 hours, and 48 minutes. He has almost climbed the 7 highest peaks in the lower 48 US states, totaling over 100 trail miles and more than 50,000 feet of elevation gain. He was also the first person to post on Snapchat from the summit of Everest, which attracted over 22 million viewers.
Colin and his wife established a non-profit, Beyond 7/2, which works to raise awareness and funds to inspire children and their communities to lead active, healthy lifestyles and pursue their dreams.
His highly-publicized expeditions have been followed by millions, and he has been featured in The New York Times, The Tonight Show, The Joe Rogan Experience, and The Today Show. He regularly speaks on mindset and high performance at Fortune 100 companies like Nike, Google, and Amazon, and his TEDx Talk has nearly 3 million views. His first book Impossible First, is a New York Times bestseller.
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Colin’s book Impossible First: https://www.theimpossiblefirst.com/
Colin’s book The 12 Hour Walk: https://12hourwalk.com/
Colin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colinobrady/
Colin’s Website: https://www.colinobrady.com/
Colin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/colinobrady
Colin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colinobrady/
Colin’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colinobrady
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