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DID IT ANYWAY
46 minutes | May 4, 2020
Episode 21 - Dr. Mitch Anderson
Have you ever found yourself looking at a successful person thinking... "their life seems perfect" or "its easy for them because they are so successful" or "they are so lucky". I know that I have. Sometimes I look at athletes and think that their life must me so easy, surely they don't have the problems that I have. Just because someone is successful doesn't mean that their life is easy, that they dot have their own set of challenges to face. Join me as I talk to Dr. Mitch Anderson about the challenging moments in his life that nobody saw. Sometimes we see all the successes without seeing or appreciating the struggle that sits behind each successful moment. Mitch's achievements are truly incredible (below is a taste for you) World 12h Record (491km) March 2017 World 24h Record (894kn) April 2018 8-time Hawaiian Ironman competitor (best placing 11th overall) Bike course records: IM WA, IM OZ, Geelong 70.3, Strongman Japan 30-time Ironman finisher Winner Ironman WA 2005 Winner Strongman Japan 2009 Tour de Crawf Melbourne to Perth ride 3600km in 3 weeks (2013) Five–time University Blue award (cycling). But it is not his sporting achievements that define him. Mitch is a ripper bloke who is just like you and me. He deals with the same setbacks and feelings that we all do at times. His ability to push through those moments is inspiring to say the least. Quitting is not an option no matter how hard it gets.
46 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
Episode 20 - Fiona Kuss
What an amazing women! When Fiona heard that she had breast cancer it was almost too much for her to bear. I couldn't imagine what it must have felt like to hear that diagnosis. Sometimes life throws us a massive curveball. We are not defined by what challenges come our way. What defines us is how we respond to those challenges. Fiona's response to her cancer diagnosis is truly inspiring. She has not let it break her, in fact she has allowed the experience to improve her attitude, focus and outlook. When you listen to her story I am sure yours will improve as well.
54 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
Episode 19 - Cory Weissman
We will all meet people in our lives that have an impact on us that is indescribable. They impress you in a way that is hard to put into words. That is how I feel about meeting Cory Weissman. Cory has helped me think very differently about the personal day to day challenges that I face, and I am sure he will have the same effect on you. A budding basketball star in his high school years, amassing an amazing 1000 points before finishing high school, Cory seemed to have the world at his feet. That was until his world came crashing down on March 26th 2009. His relentless attitude to succeed in spite of the challenges he was facing is truly something to behold. As you listen to Cory’s story I encourage you to look at your own lives. Cory teaches us that we can treat our challenges like any opponent that we have in sport. When we work hard enough we can win.
31 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Episode 18 - Brock Stanfield
One of the most amazing young men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! Brock was born with 1 arm that was not the same as the other. This provides him with a significant hurdle to get over almost every time he tries something new. Now 15 years old, Brock does not let his 'smaller' arm stop him from attempting and succeeding at whatever he puts his mind to. We all have our own challenges, but Brock certainly doesn't see his as a limitation. How do you view your challenges?
49 minutes | May 20, 2019
Episode 17 - Dean Nicholson
Find A Different Way! What a legend :) Sometimes we may try to do something a certain way, and it doesn't work. Dean is a great example of someone who doesn't accept that there is only one way to do something. Just because we fail the first time doesn't mean we don't try again, another way. Despite being blind since birth Dean has achieved more than many people who can see perfectly! Life is too short to focus on the crap stuff. Take a leaf out of Dean's book when you look at your own situation and laugh your way through the tough experiences life offers us. Enjoy listening to deans light hearted view of his life, it will definitely make you look a little differently at your own.
65 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Episode 16 - Davina Grant
My favourite guest yet! Yep, I interview my wife. Why? Because she is a dead set ripper AND because she has an incredible story that I want to share with the world. Everybody, at some point, deals with tough things in their lives. Listen as Davina shares her story of really acting in spite of life’s challenges. Crap stuff happens to everyone. As Davina says, “easy isn’t the way we are going to grow”. But when we choose to look outward with the view of helping other people (no matter what we are experiencing), it is then that we will find true happiness. What can you do to lift someone elses spirit today? You might just end up lifting your own as well. Listen to DID IT ANYWAY with Podcoin
35 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Episode 15 - Kendal Levine
WOW! Unbelievable! There are about the only words that I would use to describe this truly amazing lady! Kendal Levine is simply one of the most inspirational people that I have ever had the pleasure of speaking with. Following a tragic accident in 2014 where Kendal came dangerously close to losing her life. After her parents were told by doctors that she would only ever be "just a girl in a bed", but Kendal continues to defy the odds on her amazing road to recovery. You will be amazed at her unrivaled determination and never say die attitude as she changes her dream of walking unaided again!
54 minutes | Mar 13, 2019
Episode 14 - Rebecca Knell
Sometimes in life things will happen to us that are totally out of our control, unplanned and unwanted. How we view these experiences is what determines our happiness. Because of a freak accident Rebecca’s life changed forever. No longer was she able to do the day to day things that she had previously taken for granted. For a time, life became a sad, dark and lonely place, one that Bec no longer wanted to be a part of. Join me as we explore how Bec changed her view of life to find her happiness. Her situation did not change, but the way she viewed her situation certainly did.
37 minutes | Mar 6, 2019
Episode 13 - Kaye Nieuwenhuizen
Be Strong and Brave and True! There can be moments in our lives that are so significant and impactful that cause us to totally change the direction we are heading. What do we do when we are faced with one of those moments? Are we Strong and Brave and True? Join me and my special guest, Kaye Nieuwenhuizen, on this podcast and listen to her tragic yet remarkably inspirational story. Kaye witnessed something a teenager should never have to witness. But, instead of letting this experience destroy her, Kaye was Strong and Brave and True, dedicating her life to helping and serving people around her. The more we learn about peoples' lives and the challenges they face, the more respect we will gain for them. This is true for me after listening to Kaye's story. I am sure it will be true for you as well.
59 minutes | Oct 31, 2018
Episode 12 - Laura Thomas
Suicide is a topic seldom spoken about. When it happens to people around us, we often are left not knowing what to say or how to act with the family left behind. On this podcast episode, Laura shares her personal experience with the loss of her brother to suicide. She expresses in a very raw and real way, not only the pain she felt, but also her amazing journey of healing. Laura is an amazing example of someone who has acted in spite of life’s challenges to lift and support those around her dealing with similar tragedy. Her resilience and courage is something to behold. Laura is a dead set superstar.
40 minutes | Oct 21, 2018
Episode 11 - Bob Newbold
We can't always choose what happens to us in our lives. Sometimes challenges are thrust upon us. How we choose to deal with those challenges is a totally different story. My guest on this podcast, Bob Newbold, is an amazing example of someone who found the good in the challenge that he faced. Not only did he simply find the good - he went and did something good with it, giving back to people around him. Join me as Bob shares his amazing story.
60 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
Episode 10 - Alisa Horomona
Wow! What an amazing woman! In this episode of my podcast, DID IT ANYWAY, I had the privilege of interviewing Alisa Horomona. Alisa shares her story of love, humility and faith as she deals with the fear of any parent - the loss of her beautiful son, Breyton. I learnt so much from her on how to deal with tragedy. Alisa holds no bitterness or anger. Instead, she exhibits a greater degree of love and care for people around her. Please join me in listening to her inspirational story! What an amazing example of how to still see beauty in the midst of horrible times.
57 minutes | Aug 13, 2018
Episode 9 - Felicity Parker
Felicity takes us on a personal journey of survival. Not only survival from a life threatening illness but also from an emotional abusive situation. Join me a we explore how Felicity overcame feelings of complete worthlessness to truly act in spite of some major challenges.
57 minutes | Jul 23, 2018
Episode 8 - Lisa McFadden
When a spouse dies it can almost be too much to bear. Lisa shares her story of her husband of 23 years passing away unexpectedly. Lisa gets back on her feet, moves states after meeting an amazing new man, whom she would go on to marry. After only 3 months of marriage Lisa is is given a challenge that is almost too much to bear. Listen to Lisa's amazing story of resilience as she battles through each day with a attitude of gratitude, helping her to stay positive and keep moving forward in spite of her challenges.
47 minutes | Jul 15, 2018
Episode 7 - Kolette Hall
Kolette shares her amazing story of being married to her husband Jason. Jason broke his neck when he was 15 years old and became a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Jason travels the world as a motivational speaker telling his story. This episode uncovers what life is really like behind the motivational speeches, the day to day challenges that come from being married to a quadriplegic. Kolette is an amazing example of some who truly acts in spite of life's challenges and proves that we can all do hard things.
38 minutes | Jul 12, 2018
Episode 6 - Matthew & Tenila Grant
Come on a journey with Matt & Tenila as they share the daily challenges they face with their daughter Brooklyn who is blind. Even in the thick of their everyday battles they still see the beauty life has to offer as they give selflessly to their children. Tenila also shares a personal heartwarming story that happened before her life with Matt began.
38 minutes | Jul 9, 2018
Episode 5 - Robert McFadden
Rob shares how some massive financial challenges effected both him and his family. The shame that he felt as a father and husband when he could not provide financially for the needs of his family. Rob also shares how he was able to drag himself out of this challenge to reload and go again. Robs story is one of resilience and courage to never stop chasing your dreams
33 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
Episode 4 - Tamara McFadden
Tamara is a mum of 6 beautiful children. Simply being a mum is tough enough, but one of Tamara's children, Belle, is faced with life crippling daily seizures, among other health concerns. Having Belle is one of the greatest joys of Tamara's life, however it comes with its own set of challenges. Listen to her as she shares with us her day to day joys, and the challenges she experiences as she cares for Belle and her other children.
46 minutes | Jul 4, 2018
Episode 3 - Jill Grant
Jill (my mum) shares how she overcame years of abuse as a child. Jill never allowed that to define who she was or what she would become. Jill gave up her son for adoption to protect him from the abuse in her home she was experiencing. A reunion with him 40 years later made it all worthwhile. Her courage is remarkable, listen and learn how she battled through her challenges.
25 minutes | Jun 14, 2018
Episode 2 - Gary Farmer
Gary lost his leg at age 5 due to a terrible car accident. Living with one leg would be seen as a disability for most people. Not for Gary! you will be amazed at not only what he has achieved in life but also the attitude that he carries with him.
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