A motivational glance into the life of a spinal cord
injury survivor, amputee, pilot, and soccer player
You can access any previously posted videos here by date and title
Episide 11 pt. 3 (Jun 4, 2016)
In The Clear
The decision to amputate, getting back into sports, and going through flight training. Letting go of burdens in order to live a better healthier life. Make the conscious choice to live differently.
Episode 11 pt. 2 (May 6, 2016)
Picking up from dad's heart attack. The motorcycle accident and thereafter. Anger issues leading to me being out on my own. The forces that helped me return to center.
Episode 11 pt. 1 (Apr 28, 2016)
Video about important aspects of my life growing up and prior to motorcycle accident. Flight, surfing, riding motorcycles. Stories about my dad and the role he played in introducing me to things that developed my sense of identity.
Episode 10 (Apr 1, 2016)
The Clipped Wing
What does it mean to have a clipped wing? Where the title of my motivational series came from, 6 years in an arm sling, some examples of clipped wings, and the role that the 5 P's have in overcoming clipped wings
Episode 9 (Mar. 21, 2016)
Book in Progress
Book in progress--about half way written at this point. Ideas that inspired the title for the book and the youtube series.
Episode 8 (Feb. 26, 2016)
What is passion? Video about how I re-discovered passion after my spinal cord injury through speech and debate. Opportunities and growth can all be traced back to the single moment I decided to change my mindset to allow myself to try new experiences and possibly uncover things and skills that I wouldn't otherwise know that I would be passionate about.
Episode 7 (Feb. 12, 2016)
Flight training, instrument rating, advanced ground instructor, and aerobatics. How I fly with one arm, and what do I make the airplane do to help me maneuver it back down to the ground.
Episode 6 (Feb. 3, 2016)
Thoughts on what it means to keep going and persevere. Re-learning things after my spinal cord injury. Had to keep trying and trying and had to keep approaching a given challenge from different angles.
Episode 5 (Jan. 18, 2016)
Video about the power of a positive mindset. Positive in the sense of being enthusiastic AND affirming. I tell the story of how a positive mindset got me through a crisis situation during a flight.
Episode 4 (Dec. 29, 2015)
This is a great video showing the power of the 5 P's in action in an actual one-sided conflict that I found myself in. The 5 P's helped me keep my cool, stay respectful and clear-headed. The 5 P's helped me stay healthy in an otherwise unhealthy situation.
Episode 3 (Dec. 23, 2015)
Sense of perspective, changes in perspective. The changing of my interpretation of "failing" to fun as I first envisioned I would be able to after my amputation
Episode 2 (Dec. 15, 2015)
discussion about patience going through life after spinal cord injury. dont rush yourself. tying shoes, washing dishes, clipping nains, etc. try to be more patient with yourelf this week :)
Episode 1 (Dec. 5, 2015)
Introductory type of video laying out the 5 P's: Patience, Perspective, Positivity, Perseverance, and Passion. Ideas behind the "Clipped Wing" title. Etc