Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Lets Talk Possibility Episode 12: How to adapt improvise and overcome a stroke

  • There are possibilities after experiencing a major physical set back.

    • An entrepreneur, corporate business man, motorbike adventurer and sportsman, George suffered a stroke in his 30’s which not only changed his life, but led him to start the Stroke Survivors Foundation and walk over 2000 kms! How has it impacted his life and relationships?

    • His brother Stefano shares the impact it had on his family

    • George shares about the objectives of the Stroke Survivors Foundation that he co-founded in Feb of 2010
  • BOOK – Lance Armstrong – It's not about the Bike

    • http://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-About-Bike-Journey/dp/0425179613/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1318783638&sr=1-1

    • "...one of the redeeming things about being an athlete – one of the real services we can perform – is to redefine what’s humanly possible. We cause people to reconsider their limits, to see that what looks like a wall may really just be an obstacle in the mind. Illness was not unlike athletic performance in that respect: there is so much we don’t know about our human capacity..." -Lance Armstrong – pg 163

    • George walked after his stroke from Beit Bridge to Cape Point, starting in August 2010 and finished in February 2011 – a total of 2473 kms (averaging 18-20 km per day). Most people think that after a stroke you are confined to a couch if you are lucky. Why did George walk that walk for 6 months, instead of sitting on the coach?

    • How has having survived a stroke, changed the way George sees and embraces his life now?

    • From our perspective, George is a very courageous man. He not only openly talks about his condition and the effects the stroke has had on his personal and work life, but he is also leading out by creating the Foundation, and doing things like walking over 2000 kms to show others that there is another way.
  • "The one thing the illness has convinced me of beyond all doubt – more than any experience I’ve had as an athlete – is that we are much better than we know. We have unrealized capacities that sometimes only emerge in crisis. So if there is a purpose to the suffering that is cancer, I think it must be this: it’s meant to improve us." -Lance Armstrong – pg 273`

    • "I am very firm in my belief that cancer is not a form of death. I choose to redefine it: it is a part of life."-Lance Armstrong – pg 273

    • George, you are an inspiring example to us about what is inside of us, what our potential is and that nothing can really hold us back, unless we let it. What do you believe is possible?



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Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Lets Talk Possibility Episode 11: The Mentalist

  • We all possess so much potential. We hear this so often, but do we really know what that statement means? We've asked Gilan to come into the studio to share with us his views, and demonstrate how much potential we all really possess

  • What is Mentalism?

  • What do you do? You say you don't have super natural powers, but powers that we can all develop. What are you referring to?

  • How did you get into Mentalism? and why?

  • What are you trying to teach or show people? What is it that people learn from you bending spoons that they can take into their lives that is useable?



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