Today’s podcast is a welcome relief for the days and phases during which we feel defeated or taken down by personal challenges. Today’s guest, J.R. Martinez, has overcome immense pain and challenges. He shows us how to adapt and turn struggles into opportunities.
Have you ever had a day where you felt bad about yourself, or your life? A “why me?” kind of day?
And have you then ever encountered someone who has been through more serious challenges, and come out the other side with more love and inspiration?
Those moments give a glimpse of what it is like to shift your view and see that challenges and setbacks don’t have to bring you down.
Today’s Man Alive Podcast guest is a man who reminds us that you can overcome anything! After being injured on duty in the U.S. Army, J.R. Martinez spent three years in the hospital, enduring 30 surgeries to repair burns on 40% of his body (including his face). He turned his personal tragedy into inspiration for people around the world, becoming an actor, a best-selling author, motivational speaker, podcast host and advocate. He even went on to win on Dancing With the Stars!
J.R. is here to show you how your path in life is decided by your ability to adapt & overcome. In this powerful conversation we discussed…
- How to cultivate resilience
- The power of focusing on what you can control and letting go of the rest
- Achieving your goals through creating small victories
- What to do with past trauma
- Where true intimacy is actually found
This episode is an incredible dose of inspiration.
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J.R. travels the world as a motivational speaker. He has had the privilege of speaking with troops at various bases around the world, as well as serving as the keynote speaker for Delta, Wells Fargo, Verizon, State Farm, General Motors, Red Cross and numerous other Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits and universities. His story may be unique, but his message is universal: change isn’t bad if you are willing to adapt. Your path in life is decided by your own ability to Adapt & OvercomeSM.