Shay Eskew is an American all world-ranked triathlete, undefeated boxer, Ironman, former black bear researcher, best-selling author, and sought out motivational speaker.
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Shay Eskew | Use Humor to Overcome Pain & Scars
When he was just 8 years of age, his friend accidentally lit him on fire. The impact was severe. Undergoing decades of surgeries to treat the 65% of his body now covered in scars, Shay is a true Phoenix. His inner spirit, and his joyful charm, have been forged like steel through fire. In spite of constant pain he became an undefeated boxer, an Ironman and multiple time World Champion athlete, and in Tahoe a Spartan. As he says, obstacles are merely opportunities in disguise, face everything in life with tenacity and perseverance… and most of all HUMOR! Stay tuned at the end to hear Joe De Sena (Spartan founder and CEO) and Johnny Waite talk about what they learned from Shay and how you can integrate those lessons into your life.   LESSONS Humor is powerful medicine- don’t take yourself so seriously When your comfortable with you who are, those around you will be as well People gravitate to inner strength Have fun with the challenges you face Be memorable It’s all about tenacity & perseverance Competition vs. athleticism Don’t take your gifts for granted Obstacles are opportunities Find your “why” Enjoy joyful suffering Don’t be a victim Never quit LINKS This episode is brought to you by TIME STAMPS 0:00 Johnny & Joe introduce Shay Eskew 1:50 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM break 2:20 Interview Sefra & Shay begins with getting set on fire 3:15 Shriners Hospital comes to the rescue! 4:00 Loving to compete 5:35 The emotional journey 7:00 Leading life with humor 8:30 being comfortable with who you are 9:30 turning fear into fun 11:00 being memorable 11:30 TRUEFORMRUNNER.COM Break 13:20 Interview continues with thermoregulation 14:30 Tenacity & perseverance 16:00 Competition vs athleticism in Ironman’s 18:00 A lifetime of care at Shriners Children’s Hospital dealing with burns 21:00 Don’t take for granted the gifts you have 23:00 Tough love works - obstacles as opportunities 24:00 “What the Fire Ignited” 26:00 Three takeaway lessons 28:40 The joy suffering 29:45 Lose the victim mentality - never quit 30:45 Joe & Dr. Johnny discuss Shay’s awesome perspective SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: YouTube: Google Play: FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram Spartan Up on Twitter CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. Johnny Waite Col. Nye is off in a secret location Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan
TPP 09: What the Fire Ignited with Shay Eskew
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: Twitter: @ShayEskew Linkedin: Shay Eskew   Instagram: Shay Eskew Keep in touch with Neal Antigua:    Questions, comments, suggestions via email   Twitter: @NAntigua   Instagram: The Top Performer  
#021 | Shay Eskew - What the Fire Ignited
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. Pre-order Shay's book on Amazon at Follow Shay: Web: LI: FB: Become a supporter of this podcast: Follow Jovica: IG: @mmcip_jovi FB: LI: As always feel free to contact us with constructive criticism, compliments, or ideas at:
35: Burning Ironman with Shay Eskew
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
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