About This Show
MoxieCast is THE show to add more feel-good to your day. Dr. Mandy Lehto, coach, writer and speaker, brings you unique and actionable ways to get more purpose, peace and awareness of what’s possible when we disable auto-pilot and start living on purpose.
Most Recent Episode
018: Courage, Transition and Mission, with James Butler
Today we are talking to James G. Butler, a man trained as a superhuman. The Canadian Government spent more than a million dollars on his training. He is an Afghanistan veteran and was an elite military diver. His career was cut short after a catastrophic lung collapse while on a dive. In our conversation, we talk about picking up the pieces and reinventing ourselves. There is no better guide for this topic than James. Some of the highlights of the show include: How James has exemplified bravery for Mandy as he set up his business and became who he is now. He is also an incredible coach. James shares what his diving experience was like. It’s not normal for a human to be in isolation 100 feet below the surface. How Afghanistan was interspersed with naps and being on edge in a reactive state. There was heat and chaos and James was tested like never before. Developing the proper narrative to remind oneself of where you are going and what you are doing. The if then plan. Overwhelm is a choice and a strategy that our mind uses to keep us safe. Having the luxury to be overwhelmed versus being overwhelmed. James shares the story of how his lung collapsed during his elite training. He ended up in the hospital with surgeries, tubes, and blood transfusions. He was weak and frail and had a total identity crisis and wondered what he would do now. He hired coaches and trainers and regained his health back, but he would never be able to be an elite diver again. James discovered he had the ability to create an amazing mindset and got involved with deep mindset coaching. Getting to the place where everything can be taken away, yet being empowered to recrea