Since he was a child, Colin O’Brady dreamt of becoming an Olympian, but when a terrible accident burned 22% of his body, doctors told him he would never walk normally again. Luckily for Colin, he didn’t believe in being “realistic”, so 18 months later he won the Chicago triathlon, and a year after that he represented Team USA at the 2010 World Triathlon Championships. Through intense focus, intuition, and a possibility-focused mindset, Colin has continued to shatter world records at groundbreaking speeds while proving there is no such thing as impossible.
Colin O’Brady is an American professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker, author, and 10-time world record holder adventurer. He is the fastest person to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam and the 50 Highest Points in all 50 states and the youngest person to row on the Southern Ocean. He has climbed Mount Everest twice, completed marathons in over 50 countries, and crossed Antarctica solo and unassisted in just 54 days.
In this episode, Randall and Colin discuss:
- Creating large goals while facing insurmountable challenges
- How to invest in personal growth outside of a classroom
- The importance of being all-in on only one project at a time
- Why being “realistic” can limit your success
- The extreme preparation Colin endured for the Explorer’s Grand Slam
- How Colin beat an ex-British Special Forces polar explorer across Antarctica
- The concept of the “possible mindset” to unlock new opportunities
- Finding and listening to your intuition
- Colin’s new book and movement, The 12-Hour Walk
- The importance of philanthropy
- And other topics…
Colin O’Brady is an American professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker, author, and 10-time world record holder adventurer. He is the fastest person to complete what is known as the Explorer’s Grand Slam, which includes climbing the seven summits and skiing to both the North and South Poles. In addition to this, Colin was the first person on record to cross Antarctica solo and unassisted in just 54 days and has completed more than 50 marathons on six continents.
Colin has authored two books, the New York Times bestseller The Impossible First and his most recent release, The 12-Hour Walk. He is also a dedicated philanthropist and creator of Beyond 7/2, a registered non-profit with the mission of inspiring kids and communities to live active, healthy lives and pursue their dreams.
The 12-Hour Walk, by Colin O’Brady: https://www.amazon.com/12-Hour-Walk-Invest-Conquer-Unlock-ebook/dp/B09JPJ9WWK
The Impossible First, by Colin O’Brady: https://www.amazon.com/Impossible-First-Ice-Crossing-Antarctica-Alone-ebook/dp/B07TH9L29W
The 12-Hour Walk: https://12hourwalk.com/
Beyond 7/2 non-profit: https://www.colinobrady.com/impact
Sandee – https://sandee.com/
Bliss: Beaches – https://www.amazon.com/Bliss-Beaches-Randall-Kaplan/dp/1951836170/
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