How To Think Like A Possibility Hacker
This time around I interviewed Shelli Varela, first female firefighter in Canada’s 6th largest city. Graced the tedx stage twice, podcast host of the yes effect podcast.
She embodies the path hunters spirit, and what she calls the possibility hacking, deciding that she wanted to pursue a career of a firefighter but at the time there were not female fiire fighters. Later on she asked herself a question “why not me?” The only catch was Shelli is 5’2” and 108lbs. That didn’t stop here though she was determined and after 1162 days later she became a full fledged firefighter.
A huge thing that Shelli mentioned is that it was her ability to constantly say yes and decided to take action which enabled her to do so much. She was living, breathing and visualizing every single day of that phone telling her she got the job as a firefighter.
Then it dawned on her, she has cracked the formula and did the impossible, she became a firefighter and this exact same power helped her stand in front on stage and gave 2 TEDx talks. She calls it possibility hacking.
Shortly after that she created the Yes Effect podcast where she interviews entrepreneurs, and people who just constantly said yes to their dreams and their lives and now helps other women empower themselves to live their dreams.
She is actually featured on Chris Guillebeau’s book – Born For This
I really loved interviewing Shelli as she dropped amazing insights and hearing her journey, her challenges and struggles but the point of it all was that she overcame and beat the odds.
Shelli’s TEDx talks
Yes Effect Podcast with Chris Guillebeau and Shelli was also featured Chris Guillebeau’s book Born For This
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Hey Hey path hunters,
Todays guest is one I look up to very much so. A speaker that has inspired me to take the leap of faith and take a trip to Thailand. He works with orphans in different parts of the country, an Inspirational Speaker, Writer, Filmmaker and has shared the stage with people such as the Dalai lama and Richard Brandson. My guest today is Philip Mckernan everyone.
And a side note, i really love what I do as a podcaster because I get to interview amazing people such as Philip here and it’s always a learning curve for me so this time around I interview him and was completely pushed to my limits, and happy to speak to someone I look up to very much so. So this episode there will be a lot of me being vulnerable asking Philip on things that I’m working through to better serve and impact.
Philip touched on a few topics and his views on how to be vulnerable and how people are using vulnerbility today, hiw thoughts on dealing with the past, and his projects with one last talk and give and grow.
So without a further a due, here is the one and only Philip Mckernan!
Hey fellow path hunters,
This episode I'd like share some tips on how to approach mentors, or having virtual mentors.
Most of the time people tell you to find mentors, and learn from them. The one thing that they don't tell you is how to find a mentor, when the mentor doesn't have time.
check out the episode and hear how to approach mentors.
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