“Adapt #53 by James Roberts, shares his story, From Living with a Disability to Competing in the Paralympics
Tagline: “At times I wanted to be anything but disabled”
James Roberts is the host of the Mindset Athlete Podcast, a speaker, a coach and also a Paralympian. He represented his country in 2008/2012.
In this particular episode I wanted to extract the mindset of someone who has operated at the top level. I wanted to see how easy/difficult it is to translate athletic ability to other areas of life. I wanted to know how he transferred the lessons of being a top athlete into the other aspects of his life. Furthermore I wanted to also delve into James mindset. To extract his doubts, fears to show us non-elite athletes that we too could achieve anything we truly want.
This was a fascinating discussion as James shared some of his major vulnerabilities. We dived into his own personal life. These are shared around 75% into the show. James shared his life growing up where he wanted to be anything but disabled. This made my heart sink and just hearing those words. Yet he still never gave up on his dreams. He remained disciplined, consistent and persistence in his pursuit of them.
I enjoyed everything he stood for. From playing the long game, to his approach towards fat loss. His ethical, sustainable approach to helping people lose weight mirrors that of which I have taught for 8+ years. He is someone who has fought battles not just in the arena, but also within his own mind, conquering them to great success. James mindset can not be underestimated, nor his genuine manner. His raw honesty and transparency is what makes his content endearing. This is why i am confident you will gain value from following his journey.
Some key topics discussed:
[07:00] Viewing competition as a positive
[10:00] Fad diets & Fat loss
[18:15] Questioning one’s identity
[28:50] Failure is not bad
[35:08] James vulnerability of not working enough
[44:05] The importance of playing the long game
I urge you all to follow his amazing journey. Also to share this episode with anyone you think it will help and go out there and Find Your Voice.
Further this episode, From Living with a Disability to Competing in the Paralympics is not our only conversation. I am scheduled to appear on his podcast in 2020. So be sure to check back for that.
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