I'm a former Royal Marines Commando who was injured in Afghanistan and became the UK's first triple amputee from the conflict, and I set this Podcast up as an audio journal to record my thoughts, feeling and experiences about living my life as a triple amputee but also to pass on any useful information and advice that I've accumulated along my journey in the hope to help those who are able bodied or less abled that might be facing some difficulties in their lives.
Episode 036 - Dooa
I first became aware of Dooa a few years ago when a friend of mine asked me to wave the flag and start the Plymouth 10K. I stood on the bleachers, the start horn sounded, I waved the flag and then proceeded to watch a sea of runners sync their watches and sip their water as they sprinted off to take part in the race.
Towards the tail end of that wave was Dooa, the only wheelchair athlete who had entered the race. I watched her push across the start line, clearly in the zone ready and primed to race and then she was gone.
I didn’t manage to see her at the end as the place was jammed but often when driving through our home town of Plymouth I’d spot her out and about but never found the right opportunity to say hello.
Then out of the blue Dooa sent me a DM about coming on the Podcast and here we are.
I think you’re really going to enjoy this one because Dooa has a great story to tell. As she’s telling it try and put yourself in her shoes and imagine some of the adversity that she’s overcome.
She truly is a remarkable woman and someone I’m very proud to have had on the show.
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Episode 035 - Liv Chapman
Liv Chapman is a remarkable young woman with a very bright future.
Liv was born with a limb difference and had to face all the usual hurdles a young lady faces growing up but with the extra challenges her differences brought along with them.
With a great family and great friends around her she embraced what made her different instead of shying away from it and it looks like that attitude and approach is going to take her to some incredible places and inspire others to do the same.
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Episode 034 - Alex Kroll
Alex Kroll is a former Royal Marine who suffered a life changing injury shortly after earning his green beret.
To say his story is inspirational would be an understatement and in this interview, we only just scratched the surface.
The #NoLimits Podcast exists to share these inspirational stories with the world and to spread a message of resilience, the power of a positive mindset and what you can achieve if you never give up. So, sit back and listen to the rollercoaster ride that is Alex Kroll's life and be prepared to have your mindset shifted!
Episode 033 - Dave Watson
Dave Watson joined the Army at an early age.
Young, energetic and fuelled by testosterone he relished the opportunity to test his metal and serve his country, something he would very quickly get to do.
However, halfway through an action packed tour of Afghanistan tragedy struck and Dave's life was changed forever...
Website - www.dwmotivation.co.uk
Instagram - davewatsonmotivation
Episode 032 - Sam Sheriff
C/Sgt Sam Sheriff MBE is a serving Royal Marines Physical Training Instructor, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, the head of Royal Marines Unarmed Combat, a father, a husband and the founder of REORG Jiu Jitsu amongst a myriad of other extremely impressive accomplishments.
I'm not going to steal his thunder by saying any more and I'm definitely going to get him back on future episodes to talk more about what he's up to, but for now enjoy your intro to the man, the legend, Professor Sam Sheriff!
Episode 031 - Jimmy Johnstone
Jimmy Johnstone is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt (Professor). He trains, competes and coaches all over the world and has numerous titles, medals and accolades to his name. Jimmy has turned his passion into his profession, HOWEVER........ he hasn’t had an easy ride and he’s had to overcome some extreme adversity to get to where he is today.
Jimmy has a very humbling and very inspiring story to share.
Ladies & gentlemen, Professor Jimmy Johnstone!
After easing ‘Man Down’, Mark’s first book, I needed something to continue listening to Mark’s truest inspirational approach to life. He’s a true gentleman, who's sole aim in life is to inspire & motivate others...”to be the next version of themselves”, well Mark...your doing it right mate!
What can I say. Mark has shown true grit and determination to overcome adversity, and not be defined by his injuries. I have read Mark book “Man Down” more than once, and watched the epic movie “noLIMBits”. I dare anyone who is not inspired to push through their comfort zone, to achieve a goal. I have Mark’s podcasts playing on my phone while I’m in the gym. Thanks Mark.
First time I’ve listened to a podcast and has been amazing to hear what your doing.