In today's episode we have Shay Eskew and his moving story....burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body ....was burned at the tender age of 8. Doctors wouldn't want him to participate in sports yet he was playing baseball shortly after he was released from the hospital. Shay is living testament to "Anything is Possible": 4x Ironman, 4x member of Team USA, ranked top 2% of Ironmen worldwide and has competed in 8 triathlon world championships, including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. His mantra has always been to not merely be a "finisher" but to be a "competitor."This story it's really encouraging. A story of overcoming many obstacles and in spite of injuries he's succeeded at the toughest sports. In this episode you'll learn: * How did he overcome these moments? * Over the course of 36 years had 35 surgeries * He Pursued sports that didn’t reward true athleticism but perseverance, grit and persistence. Sports that are not about who’s the fastest but who slows down the least * How he is able to compete in IRONMAN triathlons * In order to be mentally strong one ought to train the mind * and much more Resources: Book - What the Fire Ignited Keep in touch with Shay Eskew: http://www.shayeskew.com Twitter: @ShayEskew Linkedin: Shay Eskew Instagram: Shay Eskew Keep in touch with Neal Antigua: www.thetopperformer.net Questions, comments, suggestions via email Twitter: @NAntigua Instagram: The Top Performer
Shay Eskew is an All American and World ranked triathlete, burn survivor with scars over 65% of his body and is a sought out national motivational speaker. His mantra has always been to not merely be a "finisher" but to be a "competitor." Last year, he finished 21st at the International Triathlon Sprint World Championships - all of this despite not being able to sweat on 1/3 of his body due to his scars and suffering from severe dehydration during each race.
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Shay Eskew is ranked in the top 1% of the world in the Ironman endurance race. He was burned on 35% of his body at 8 years old. He endured over 35 surgeries throughout his lifetime to become the athlete and motivational speaker that he is today. In this episode: 35% of burns on body turns to 65% with no insurance Ear amputation with no pain medicine and relearning how to lift his arm over his head after three years of rehab The drive to become an athlete so that people discover your story Overcoming childhood bullying Preparing for surgery with jumping jacks, push ups, and sit ups Winning championships in wrestling and boxing Becoming and ironman and being ranked top 1% worldwide Knowing each race that you will suffer and welcoming it Embrace the Suck Applying his athletic mindset to the corporate world Finishing 62/62 races Shay Eskew is the author of "What the Fire Ignited" which will be released in September 2018. You can read more about Shay at www.shayeskew.com