The UNcivilized Podcast| May 30, 2022
Damien Rider — From a childhood of abuse to Guinness World Records.
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Spending seventeen days at sea, surrounded by sharks, is an interesting way to start a healing journey.
When we see successful people, it is almost impossible to imagine that they had a tough life—today's guest is one of them.
Damien Rider grew up in a poor and abusive home. Despite having a difficult childhood, he decided to move on and leave his past behind. Today, he is an athlete who loves to participate in challenges that test his physical and mental strength while supporting the cause close to his heart.
In this episode, we will hear about Damien's life and his experiences as an athlete. Also, he will share how the seventeen-day paddling challenge changed his life forever and was the beginning of new adventures.
Don't miss this inspiring episode.
ABOUT DAMIEN RIDER
Damien Rider is a multiple world-record-holding Adventure & Extreme Sports Athlete, Author, Creator of One Breath Meditation, and Global Motivational Speaker. Recognized for his International humanitarian work and physical feats, with two feature documentaries aired on National Geographic, and as a speaker in TED talks in the Asia Pacific and the United States.
His work and dedication have led him to become a globally respected Wellness and Mindset Coach. Always finding the positive in every situation in life, he has an undeniable resilience to keep moving forward. He continues to challenge himself, discovering what is possible mentally and physically and sharing his discoveries with others along the way.
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WHAT YOU WILL HEAR
[2:29] Who's Damien Rider?
[8:12] An abusive childhood.
[21:18] A life-changing challenge.
[25:32] How was spending seventeen days in the sea?
[30:40] Dealing with the thoughts.
[34:19] A new perspective on life.
[47:13] What motivates Damien to continue doing challenges?
[1:00:00] What's next?
[1:04:28] Piece of advice for people in the midst of a life transition.
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