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Challenges That Change Us

People share stories of the challenges they overcame and the lessons they learnt

In Challenges That Change Us, Ali Flynn interviews people who have overcome adversity, or have experience in dealing with challenges.They share the highs and lows of their stories, as well as the lessons they have learne
Latest Episode1/29/2023

46 {Ben Law} Infertility in men

Season 1, Ep. 46
Trigger warning: This episode discusses infertility for men, mentions suicide, and a possible heart attack.A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!This episode’s guest is Ben Law, The Financial Bloke.While Ben is a successful coach and podcaster in the agriculture space, he is joining us to discuss the incredibly challenging journey he faced when he and his wife chose to try and have kids, despite the fact he had been told he was infertile years earlier. In this episode Ben shares: -      What it felt like to be told he was infertile-      The painful and emotional process men must go through during IVF-      How the IVF process was socially isolating and caused him to lose friends-      What happened when they tried for a second child-      The mental resilience he needed to get through it and his advice for others tryingKey Quotes“The doctor looked at me one day and said, we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel with you aren’t we?.”“We lost friends over that, especially in the guy area.”“We went through the first round of IVF and the doctor essentially said we were wasting our money and should give up.”More About Ben LawIf you need want coaching help, especially in the agriculture space around money, you can find out more about ben via his website: https://thefinancialbloke.com.au/You can also listen to his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-financial-bloke-wealth-and-wisdom/id1598835360You can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance
1/29/2023

46 {Ben Law} Infertility in men

Season 1, Ep. 46
Trigger warning: This episode discusses infertility for men, mentions suicide, and a possible heart attack.A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!This episode’s guest is Ben Law, The Financial Bloke.While Ben is a successful coach and podcaster in the agriculture space, he is joining us to discuss the incredibly challenging journey he faced when he and his wife chose to try and have kids, despite the fact he had been told he was infertile years earlier. In this episode Ben shares: -      What it felt like to be told he was infertile-      The painful and emotional process men must go through during IVF-      How the IVF process was socially isolating and caused him to lose friends-      What happened when they tried for a second child-      The mental resilience he needed to get through it and his advice for others tryingKey Quotes“The doctor looked at me one day and said, we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel with you aren’t we?.”“We lost friends over that, especially in the guy area.”“We went through the first round of IVF and the doctor essentially said we were wasting our money and should give up.”More About Ben LawIf you need want coaching help, especially in the agriculture space around money, you can find out more about ben via his website: https://thefinancialbloke.com.au/You can also listen to his podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-financial-bloke-wealth-and-wisdom/id1598835360You can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance
1/22/2023

45 {Nerissa Trindade} Being a full time carer for your partner

Season 1, Ep. 45
A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!This episode’s guest is Nerissa Trinidade.Nerissa is a professional keynote and transformational speaker who has inspired audiences globally and a two-time international bestselling author of her books Growing Through and A Different Reality. She is also the founder of the ‘Anything Is Possible’ framework and the ‘Speak for IMPACT’ program. Asa a migrant gay woman of colour and a carer for her wife after a major accident, she is no stranger to adversity. In this episode Nerissa shares:-      Her experience growing up in India and hiding her sexuality-      What she learnt about herself that allowed her to finally be herself openly-      The horrifying accident her wife experienced that meant she would become her carer.-      Her advice for communicating with and caring for loved ones with mental health battlesKey Quotes“People who live with mental health often live with shame and guilt about experiencing and sharing what they are going through.”“It’s ok to say I’m struggling, it’s ok to say I need help.”“We don't realise how much effort goes into not being you.”More About Nerissa TrinidadeIf you need help with accounting you can find out more about Nerissa’s coaching and speaking via her website: https://www.nerissatrindade.com/You can also follow her via social media.Instagram: @nerissa.trinidadeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063722824802Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9V1ZUADpKNpd6cZsaGZ4kwYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance
1/15/2023

44 {Martin Broad} Losing the ability to move and talk in 48 hours

Season 1, Ep. 44
A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!This episode’s guest is Martin Broad, an accountant Broad who fell victim to Guillain-Barresyndrome, a rare disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks your nerves. It can eventually spread, eventually paralysing the whole body, which happened to Martin to the point he could only communicate with his eyes. In this episode Martin shares: -      What the first moments felt like as Guillain-Barre syndrome started to take effect-      Just how bad things got for him while in hospital-      What it felt like being trapped in his own body-      The impact this challenge had on his family and life-      His long road to recovery and how he kept the mindset he needed to recoverKey Quotes“So all I had was the function in my eyes, so the rest of my body completely shut down.”“You've still got to be entertaining hope of some sort.”“You’ve got to make those steps knowing full well that you could fall left or right.”“You’ve gotta know when the good times are on.”More About Martin BroadIf you need help with accounting you can find Martin’s business here: https://www.broadaccounting.com.au/about-us/You can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance
1/8/2023

43 {Carey Hauri} When a secret unravels your identity

Season 1, Ep. 43
A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!This episodes guest is former journalist, coach and leader, Carey Hauri.Born in Switzerland, Carey immigrated with her family to Australia when she was six years old. While she now calls Australia home, she’s also lived in Switzerland, Hungary, South Africa and Spain, visited more than 30 other countries and learnt four languages.At the age of 17 a family secret rocked her world and shook her personal identity.And as she continued, multiple other incidents would go on to shake those same identity foundations. In this episode Carey shares: -      The wild family secret that changed her world at the age of seventeen-      The horrific stabbing incident she was victim to overseas and the aftermath of it-      The process of burn out that changed her identity for a third time-      Her tips and perspectives on shaping your personal identity and dealing with traumaKey Quotes“You can have a full rich meaningful life, not knowing (your ancestry).”“At the end of the day who we are and how we live our lives is what we make it.”“I had a decision to make, was I going to hate this person who attacked me? Or was I going to forgive and let go.”More About Carey Hauri Find out more about Carey via her website: www.careyhauri.comYou can follow Carey on socials.LinkedIn: Carey HauriInstagram: Carey HauriFacebook: Carey HauriYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance
1/1/2023

42 {Andy Gourley & Dave Connett} Red frogs and parenting tips

Season 1, Ep. 42
A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!Our free MINDSET RESET is 8.30am January 2nd. Jump on to book your spot and get crystal clear on your plan for 2023- mindset, environment, strategy https://trialtitude.as.me/MindsetresetTrigger warning: Drug and alcohol useToday’s episode features two incredible men, who have made it their mission to help others overcome one of the big journeys of our young adult lives. Schoolies, and the partying lifestyle.Starting in the 90’s Andy and Dave began Red Frogs as an initiative to help reduce the risk to young adults when partying, and their endeavour has continued to grow and save lives.So we got them both on the podcast to discuss the challenges that might be encountered when partying at schoolies and their advice for how to stay safe, or keep our kids safe.In today’s episode Andy and Dave share -      How Red Frogs started and their motivations for doing so-      Advice for how to stay safe or keep our kids safe while partying-      Tips on how to set boundaries for kids early on so they are safe when they get olderKey Quotes“It’s all about environment, put a good kid in a bad environment you get bad results.”“The power of little things you do is great. It’s not the big things but the little things consistent.”“No matter how messed up it is, I can actually have some victory over these things.”More About Red Frogs You can find out more about Red Frogs via their website: https://redfrogs.com.au/Or you can follow them on socials.Instagram: @redfrogsauFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/redfrogsauYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance
12/25/2022

41 {Samuel Munday} A professional cyclist’s mindset post a crash

Season 1, Ep. 41
A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!This episodes guest is Samuel Munday a former professional cyclist. Diagnosed as Type 1 Diabetic at the age of 11 in 2009 and started to compete overseas in International cycling competitions in 2016.After signing some big contracts he moved to Girona, Spain in 2019 to pursue his professional cycling goals.After growing up with diabetes to become a professional athlete and overcoming a horrific cycling accident with a car Sam has some amazing tips on mindset and overcoming adversity. In this episode Sam shares: -      His journey to becoming a professional athlete when he had diabetes-      The horrific accident he encountered while cycling-      His mindset tips for reaching goals but also handling the low points-      Advice for how to stay as safe as possible while cyclingKey Quotes“Probably going to have 80% days where you feel shit training but I think it’s just really refocusing and the main thing is to not let that consume you.”“Looking at the small goals, the small positive achievements is the key [to recovering from trauma].”More About Samuel MundayYou can follow Sam on socials.Free seminarOur free MINDSET RESET is 8.30am January 2nd. Jump on to book your spot and get crystal clear on your plan for 2023- mindset, environment, strategy https://trialtitude.as.me/MindsetresetYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance
12/18/2022

40 {Skye Hanley} Not letting your MS diagnosis limit you

Season 1, Ep. 40
A huge thank you to Project Health Monitoring for powering this week's episode.PHM is a software company that provides digital solutions for industry, sport, and education, allowing you to focus on wellbeing, performance, and academic engagement in real time. This engagement helps you improve the mental health, wellbeing, and performance outcomes for all individuals. Click here to find out more!The mantra of our podcast is taking the lessons we learn from our challenges and implementing them into our life and one person who has truly lived that philosophy is Skye Hanley.Skye is a self-proclaimed business badass and spiritual entrepreneur bringing the best of both worlds to business and her clients’ lives Through Skye’s time working a variety of high level jobs Skye realised how stifled she felt. Wanting to build out high end signature programs that deeply touched people’s lives, Skye was boxed in by the old paradigms of the coaching industry.This was also helped along by lessons she learnt from health and life challengesIn today’s episode Skye shares: -      Her struggles with stress and how she changed her mindset to work on them-      How a Multiple Sclerosis threw her planning out the window and how she moved beyond the diagnosis-      Her tips for improving your health and mindsetKey Quotes“If every time we stub out toe we lose our shit... then we're going to have a really fucking clunky life.”“If I wanted my life to expand, if I wanted happiness… I was only going to receive them in proportion to how much courage I was willing to show up with.”“If I am shoving things down and trying to not feel them or having toxicity build up in my mind then the only person that is going to hurt is me.”More About Skye You can find out more about Skye via her website: https://www.limitlesshealthco.com/You can also listen to her podcast here: http://www.limitlesshealthco.com/podcast/Or you can follow her on socials.Instagram: @skye_hanley_unleashedFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/skyehanleyunleashedYou can get involved with the podcast onlineOn facebook in our community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/challengesthatchangeusOr on Instagram: @challengesthatchangeus If you want to find out more about what Ali does, check out her business via the website:http://www.trialtitudeperformance.com.auFor her other business you can find it through the websites:www.altitudefitnessarmidale.com.auOr you can follow them on Instagram:@Altitudefitnessarmidale@trialtitudeperformance