Thank you for tuning in to the first episode of A Second Chance.
Not everyone needs to have a near-death experience to be inspired to dream, live every day as it is your last, explore, love and be the best you can be.
This podcast will interview people that have had or perceived to have had a near-death experience. Well talk about what it was like and then share what they have done with their life to today.
In the future, I will interview experts that can share helpful information to help dealing with fear, and help to get ahead in life.
I would love to hear from you what type of guests you would like to hear. Please feel free to send me a message, I read them all and will get back to you.
I asked Joel from Relaunch to interview me for this episode. A big thank you to Relaunch.
When I was in the hospital and told I suffered a heart attack, I felt alone and afraid. Thankfully I was able to reach out to a coach, and receive some valuable advice to point me in a positive direction.
Gina has been a full-time bus driver for over 8 years. She is a mom with children, who loves to run. She has a podcast interviewing entrepreneurs about fitness and entrepreneurship.
When she was crawling, she fell 8 feet onto cement and cracked her skull from ear to ear. Her poor and courageous mother said that her head was the size of a football.
At 16 she was in a nasty car accident and luckily suffered no more than whiplash and back pain.
At 34 she had chest pain that felt as if a belt had tightened around her chest, and a knife stabbed her in her chest. Since no one was able to watch her child, she just went to sleep.
The next day she suffered from a painful migraine at work, and went to the hospital. There they ran blood work and told her she has a heart attack due to stress as her troponin level was in the high 2’s.
She should have suffered tissue damage but all the tests came up normal and no damage was found. Gina continued to experience chest pain and they kept her in the hospital for 5 days.
The first three days she didn’t tell anyone other than her children s father, as she felt a lot of shame and fear. The nurse had become concerned that she was alone and encouraged her to call them.
She had tried to find a group or help to understand the feelings she was going through and the dark things she was seeing, and help answer questions she had, but she couldn’t find much.
This is when Gina wrote a blog article that made it to different countries around the world, and people reached out and messaged her.
If you wish to read it this is the link http://wp.me/p4lrcR-c6
A couple of weeks later, while interviewing a fellow podcaster, she told him she had the idea to start this podcast. He encouraged her to stop and pivot, as there seemed to be a lot of passion when talking about it.
My favorite quote is Walt Disney: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
John shares a personal story about how important it is to be able to quit, walk away and pursue your passion.
This resonates with me personally because when the doctor told me that I had a heart attack, he also told me that I should walk away from my job, if I didn’t want to be in the hospital again.
As you could imaging this takes courage, and John shares a lot of inspiration to find it.
Teenage Entrepreneur, Jordan Agolli, shares his story of a near-death experience.
Les Stratford shares his story of his near-death experience and his story of amazing weight loss after.