Todays guest is Paul de Gelder that chased adventure wherever he could find it, from his wild ride as a hoodlum teen and his drug-and-alcohol fuelled stint working in a strip club to hauling his way up to the elite echelons of the defence forces.
But trouble hunted him down in the form of a brutal shark in February 2009. Paul lost two limbs, and his career as a daredevil navy clearance diver was flung into jeopardy. Drawing on everything his eventful life had taught him, Paul left nothing to chance in his recovery. He fought through excruciating pain, smashing challenge after challenge, and amazing the medical staff with his will to succeed.
It has been eight years since the shark attack and Paul’s life has changed in every aspect.
Having left full time Navy Service in August 2012, after continuing to instruct Navy Divers for a further 3.5 years, Paul has traveled the world as a top motivational speaker, passionate environmentalist, adventurer and mentor to school kids.
Paul has spoken at venues all around the world, from the United Nations in New York and the US Navy in San Diego to Anzac Day Military celebrations in front of thousands, to keynotes for multimillion dollar corporations and charity organizations around Australia.
He has also been a guest on every major Australian TV talk show and many in the U.S. He starred as a guest trainer on the Biggest Loser Australia, and has co-hosted 3 documentaries for Discovery Channel’s 2014, 2015 & 2016 Shark Week. Paul also became part of an anti poaching team in Africa to hunt poachers and film the amazing work done by the Rangers there for FEARLESS, aired on NatGeo.In 2012 his book No Time for Fear came out.
In todays episode we talk about;
- "Death moment"
- The nightmare
- Rather die than the pain
- There are no apologies
- Mindset to overcome challenges
- A life without regret
- Give to others
- How the greatest nightmare can become a great opportunity
- Paul's mantra: Improvise - Adapt - Overcome
- Snoop Doog
- And more
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