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On a mission to change the way you access inspiration. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger and see new possibilities.

Access to Inspiration Sue Stockdale

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On a mission to change the way you access inspiration. Host Sue Stockdale interviews a range of interesting people from around the world, enabling you to think bigger and see new possibilities.

    56. Mick Dawson: Rowing across the Pacific Ocean

    56. Mick Dawson: Rowing across the Pacific Ocean

    Sue Stockdale talks to Mick Dawson about his epic adventure to row across the Pacific Ocean, and how he overcame numerous challenges. These include a failed attempt when a freak wave capsized his boat after 109 days at sea, how he avoided being crushed by container ships, and a night facing sea serpents.  

    Mick Dawson is a former Royal Marine, a professional sailor, author, motivational speaker and one of the most experienced and successful Ocean Rowers in the world. He has undertaken a total of six ocean rows in the last two decades. Two across the Atlantic Ocean and four across the Pacific, rowing in total, more than 22,000 nautical miles.

    Most notably he became the first person to successfully row across the North Pacific; from Japan to The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, during an epic voyage with his friend and rowing partner Chris Martin. It would take the intrepid pair 189 days 10 hours and 55 minutes to complete their non-stop record-breaking voyage; Rowing almost 7,000 miles to complete one of the world’s last great firsts and earning them a place in the Guinness Book of World records. Their remarkable feat is yet to be repeated.

    More recently Mick was part of another remarkable world first; Rowing 3000 miles from California to Hawaii with Steve Sparkes, who is blind, having lost his sight during his military service. When he and Mick stepped ashore in Hawaii, 82 days after their departure, Steve became the first blind person ever to row the Pacific Ocean.

    Find out more about Mick Dawson:

    Website: https://www.189days.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mick-dawson-b503a172/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/189days
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MickDawson189
    Books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mick-Dawson/e/B077MVXDX2?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1630941703&sr=8-1
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    Key Quotes:

    ‘I think for me it started as a young child and I saw things that piqued my curiosity -principally things to do with the sea.’

    ‘I’d lost communications because my satellite had broken about day 12 on that trip. I'd been at sea for 109 days when I capsized’.

    ‘The first thing you've got to do when you look into any great ambition is you've got to take responsibility’.

    ‘When things go wrong, it's your responsibility to find a way to get back on track’.

    ‘People would say - how can we help? And I like that, it sums up that ethos between mariners that bonds complete strangers together’.

    ‘It's an amazing stretch of ocean where few people go, and I thought that it was my opportunity to paint the world with bright colours’.

    ‘It was two hours on, two hours off - 24 hours a day for the six months out there’.

    ‘You are seldom beaten by the challenge in front of you. You're invariably beaten by your approach to that challenge’.

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    • 35 min
    55. Chaewon Yoo: Cycling along the Silk Road

    55. Chaewon Yoo: Cycling along the Silk Road

    Sue Stockdale talks to Chaewon Yoo from Korea, about her adventure to cycle along the ancient network of trading routes known as the Silk Road, and what she learned about commerce and life along the way. Chaewon cycled over 8500 kilometres through 14 countries from Shanghai to London. Despite her cycling companion dropping out along the way, getting her bicycle stolen, and only confirming the major sponsor on the day before she left, Chaewon determinedly carried on, and successfully completed the adventure in 36 weeks, coming back with a new outlook on what’s important in life.

    Chaewon previously worked as a tech reporter in China, Israel, Silicon Valley and South Korea and recently published the English book - Cycling the Silk Road.

    Find out more about Chaewon Yoo:

    Website: https://www.seekroad.co
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evayooare/
    YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCArwIZ7hLEv4uLl3L4eD2CA
    Book "Cycling the Silk Road": https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0939ZG6BL

    Key Quotes:

    ‘When I started cycling, I didn't even own a bike. I was using a sharing bike.’

    ‘I met this amazing couple in Shanghai who said they were cycling from Shanghai to London. I was so amazed because the couple were 59 years old and I thought, wow if they can do it, I think I can do that too’.

    ‘By observing how different countries are when I crossed each border - the people, culture, food culture, and the language that was very amazing’.

    ‘I would knock on the door and show in Google translate; I can give you this sum of money. Would you let me stay in your house overnight? And locals would invite us in’.

    ‘I think it's very important that you set a deadline like your farewell party. Because if you do have the party, you must depart’.

    ‘I think doing this cycling trip made me realize now I can say that I'm at least the leader of myself. I can control myself.’

    ‘You don't need money to have a good life.’

    ‘I think the most valuable thing I have is all my experience and whatever I have with myself that nobody can take away from me’.

    Read the transcription for this episode on www.accesstoinspiration.org

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    Sound Editor: Matias de Ezcurra (he/him)
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    • 30 min
    54. Christian De La Huerta: Curiosity - the key to personal growth

    54. Christian De La Huerta: Curiosity - the key to personal growth

    Sue Stockdale talks to Christian De La Huerta, about how curiosity plays an important role in personal growth, enabling us to become aware of sub-conscious patterns of behaviour that may be holding us back from having a fulfilling life. Christian is a personal transformation coach, TEDx speaker, and author of Awakening the Soul of Power, described by music icon Gloria Estefan as “a balm for the soul.”

    With 30 years of experience, Christian is a sought-after spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach and leading voice in the breathwork community. He has travelled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats combining psychological and spiritual teachings with lasting and life-changing effects. An award-winning, critically acclaimed author, he has spoken at numerous universities and conferences and on the TEDx stage.
     
    Find out more about Christian De La Huerta and receive a free guided meditation, power practices and a chapter from the book, visit: https://soulfulpower.com
     
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christian.delahuerta.1
    Insta: https://www.instagram.com/christiandlh
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christiandelahuerta
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Christian-De-la-Huerta/e/B001KINR1K
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4hOzeGdhkTcRxOHkV9tfbQ
     
    Key Quotes:

    ‘It made me, like many of us do, reject parts of who I am in that desire to be accepted’.

    ‘We're so good at adapting- we're creatures of adaptation. The problem with that is that we often sacrifice big aspects of ourselves for that illusion of acceptance’.

    ‘The ego is that part of us that takes everything personally that reacts, that defends, that judges, that has expectations, and demands, about others and ourselves’.

    ‘The simple word of ‘curiosity’ is stepping back from all that stuff, from all that judgment, all that thinking that we know, from all that charge, that that need to be right’.

    ‘When we ask those deep, difficult questions and we have the courage and the willingness to go within and to look inside of ourselves, the rewards are infinite’.

    ‘No matter what the curve balls life, life continues to throw out our way - we always get to choose how we show up and respond’.

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    • 26 min
    53. Ronald Paredes: Rediscovering creativity

    53. Ronald Paredes: Rediscovering creativity

    Sue Stockdale talks to Ronald Paredes a Latin-American artist, graphic designer, and podcaster from Caracas, Venezuela about we can rediscover creativity within us. Born and raised in a family of painters and designers, he has always been in contact with graphic arts and visual communication and found himself shifting his professional life between his three passions: art, graphic design, and psychology.

    With over 20 of experience in the creative industry, he continually balances his personal projects as a visual artist with his work in the advertising industry. Parallel to his work as a graphic designer and his artistic activities he started conducting studies and research into creativity and its connections with psychology, neuroscience, and creative processes to rediscover our natural creative capacities. He uses this information to produce and host a podcast called The Creativity Roots.

    Connect with Ronald at:

    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mundosanto
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mundosanto
    TED Talk https://www.ted.com/talks/ronald_paredes_challenging_our_lazy_brain
    You Tube https://youtu.be/6NgERVsWpcA
    Website https://mundosanto.art

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    Key Quotes:

    ‘I'm originally from Caracas, Venezuela. I was born there, in a family of artists and designers’

    ‘What I tell people is - if you're capable of understanding a joke or making a joke, you are being creative’

    ‘I found out that when you start developing a language, you start losing creativity. There is a connection that when you start developing critical thinking- you start developing this fear of judgment’.

    ‘Creativity is an innate, human capacity. Every single person is creative.’

    ‘Creative confidence is when you discover that you have the ability to do something and that it makes you feel good about yourself. It opens a door to a world of possibilities, and then you feel free to explore’.

    ‘I live by the principle that I don't care what other people think - don't be, scared of being seen. Because that's very important’.

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    • 27 min
    52. Jenna Howieson: From LGBT learner to educator

    52. Jenna Howieson: From LGBT learner to educator

    Sue Stockdale talks to Jenna Howieson who works as a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion professional in Scotland. She loves travelling, having visited close to 30 countries to date, and reflects that travel helped her explore her identity. Whilst attending a roundtable meeting with the CEO at work on gender and women in the workplace, Jenna was curious to find out what the company's approach to LGBT inclusion was, and asked a question about this. This ultimately led to Jenna switching her career to educate others about LGBTQ+ and creating a role for herself as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional in the company. 

    In addition to her 5 years of experience in the workplace, she also runs an LGBTQ+ travel blog, where she shines a light on the nuances of traveling and living as a queer person in today's world.  Jenna has previously spoken at conferences such as the Stonewall UK Workplace Inclusion Conference in Scotland and runs educational workshops on LGBTQ+ inclusion for organisations of all sizes.

    Connect with Jenna Howieson:
    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenna-howieson-44a03760/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thejennaway/
    Blog https://thejennaway.com

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    Key Quotes:

    ‘During the last year I’ve realised there's always challenges and new opportunities and adventures. They just look very different.’

    ‘Travel brings so much opportunity to discover your identity, whatever that looks like.’

    ‘I’ve just always had that mentality that you don't need someone else to be able to do something.’

    ‘I wasn't going to wait around at home for someone else to come with me before I got to see the world.’

    ‘Thailand is always top of my list when I'm celebrating the countries that I've had really positive experience and we felt completely welcomed.’

    “Diversity, equity and inclusion across the board is a lot more than just LGBT inclusion.’

    ‘I’ve moved from being the learner into educating others as well, that was a big step.’

    'I think it's not being afraid to fail and understanding that everyone is human. We are not all perfect. Sometimes we're going to slip up. Sometimes we're going to use the wrong language, but for me, it's always intent over anything else.’

    ‘I definitely wasn't someone that was popular in high school. I didn't really fit in, but I think that by staying true to myself,  staying independent and staying authentic led me to where I am today.’

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    • 27 min
    51. Thomas Andrén: Discovering your dream job using questions

    51. Thomas Andrén: Discovering your dream job using questions

    Sue Stockdale talks to Thomas Andrén about the process he used to identify his dream job by asking himself over 900 questions to discover the answer.  This process took several months and connected Thomas to his mind as well as his body, where he noted down any physical reactions he got when answering the questions. The results were fascinating.

    Thomas is a Certified Swedish Classic Massage Therapist who grew up in Värmdö, east of Stockholm in Sweden, and worked as a computer technician in the early 2000s. After a decade in this sector, he had enough and decided to change his career using a structured method of problem-solving.  After months of reflection, Thomas changed career and went on to study to become a massage therapist in 2010. He then started working on cruise ships in Scandinavia, and most recently for LivNordic and Viking cruises.

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    Key Quotes:

    ‘Being a massage therapist gives you a longer opportunity to actually have a conversation with someone.’

    “I realized now in later years that I actually allowed life to take me wherever”.

    “So I started writing down questions to myself. I bought a notebook and I started just randomly writing down questions to myself”.

    ‘I took this notebook with all the questions and in rapid succession started answering these questions. And I would take note of what happens if I got any physical reactions when I was answering these questions’.

    “There also a handful of questions that I always answered yes to. One of them being, would you like to have the entire world as your playground?”

    “It’s also important to be able to zoom out on yourself to see yourself from different angles, different perspectives to realize that you do have a positive way of thinking, and you do have a negative way of thinking and you do have a critical way of thinking”.

    ‘I became my own Rubik cube with thoughts and insights’.

    ‘I know a lot about computers. I could take a deep dive into the most advanced machine there is – the human body’.

    “Don’t be afraid to step out of the way. It will make you feel uncomfortable that, but feeling uncomfortable is a very important step of evolving and pushing through to whatever adventure that awaits you”.

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    • 34 min

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Fabulous podcast when you need a little something to inspire you - Sue is a great host, and guests’ stories are so interesting. There’s always something new to learn.

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