On the latest episode of Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai we have a truly inspirational guest for you. Steve Judge is a professional speaker, author, and resilience coach, who in 2002 experienced a near fatal car accident and due to his injuries was told he may never walk again. But he decided to fight that prediction and found a passion during his rehabilitation that motivated him.
Throughout his rehabilitation he kept setting goals for himself and achieving them, from standing and walking, through to running, cycling and Power Triathlons. Eventually Steve became an elite athlete, and in 2011, in Beijing, he crossed the finish line to become world champion in the power triathlon! So if you are looking for motivation and inspiration, especially through setbacks and challenges, this episode is for you.
If you enjoyed this episode and it inspired you in some way, we’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- About Steve’s autobiography, Don’t Lean on Your Excuses
- The near fatal car accident that Steve experienced in 2002
- How anger and thinking of his future self motivated Steve throughout his rehabilitation
- How Steve became an elite athlete and two time world champion
- Why Steve now wants to empower others through motivational speaking
- Why Steve wears a 5 yen coin, or “go-en”, around his neck
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As a professional speaker, author and resilience coach Steve’s mission is to deliver his story that took him from wheelchair to world champion and beyond. His journey starts with a 5 Yen (Go-En) coin that he was given by a Japanese traveler in 1996. Steve tells his story of how he used this coin and the Japanese concept of Kintsugi to mend his badly broken body and how he feels that he is now on the path to fulfill in his life in relation to his Ikigai.
Things mentioned in the episode:
Sustainable Wellness and Ikigai with Saori Okada
Don’t Lean on Your Excuses book
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