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Episode #307
Nick Santonastasso

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Motivational Speaker Born With No Legs & One Arm Shows Us How To Be A Victor And Not A Victim 


Nick Santonastasso is constantly defying the odds. Despite being born with no legs and one arm, Nick is a bodybuilder, internationally known public speaker and internet sensation.


When Nick was conceived, he had a 30% chance of surviving birth. Nick was 1 of 12 people in the world at the time who was born with Hanhart Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Nick was self-loathing and thought about ending his life. Fortunately, he was able to find his “why” through wrestling in high school.


Nick realized he was capable of achieving anything he set his sights on. He has continued to aim higher and higher, knowing that every day he lives is considered a medical miracle. He has made cameos on TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and has become a social media sensation gaining more than 1 million followers on “Vine” in less than a year. Nick has participated in competitive bodybuilding, showing he can achieve greatness and winning 3rd place in his first competition.


Now, Nick is sharing his experience with people all over the world as a keynote speaker at schools, universities, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies. He is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their suffering and live a life that has no limits, choosing to be a victor and not a victim.



Show Notes

  • Intro (1:20)

  • Fear of failure (5:32)

  • Where limiting beliefs come from (7:43)

  • Seeking internal validation instead of external validation (13:41)

  • Tapping into your uniqueness (18:13)

  • Neuroplasticity & the why behind the why (25:17)

  • The subconscious mind, conscious mind, and plant medicine (29:50)

  • Building up your self worth (37:11)

  • The 3 C’s: Community, coaching, & consistency (41:08)

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