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After losing both my legs at the age of 19 I bounced forward to become a 3-time Paralympic medalist, one of Oprah’s top 100 thought leaders, a New York Times best-selling author, a Dancing with the Stars runner up, and a world-renown motivational speaker.

I’m here to challenge you with one thing: How can you use your current situation to get ahead? How can you not just survive the challenges you are facing but actually thrive because of them.
After all, it's not about bouncing back to who we once were, it's about bouncing forward to all that we can be.

Bouncing Forward with Amy Purdy Amy Purdy

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    • 5.0 • 423 Ratings

After losing both my legs at the age of 19 I bounced forward to become a 3-time Paralympic medalist, one of Oprah’s top 100 thought leaders, a New York Times best-selling author, a Dancing with the Stars runner up, and a world-renown motivational speaker.

I’m here to challenge you with one thing: How can you use your current situation to get ahead? How can you not just survive the challenges you are facing but actually thrive because of them.
After all, it's not about bouncing back to who we once were, it's about bouncing forward to all that we can be.

    Amy Cuddy: Living Inspired Through Uninspiring Times and The Importance Of Supporting One Another

    Amy Cuddy: Living Inspired Through Uninspiring Times and The Importance Of Supporting One Another

    Dr. Amy Cuddy is a social psychologist, bestselling author, award-winning Harvard lecturer, and expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. She is also one of Amy Purdy's best friends.

    Amy and Amy talk about how their friendship helps both of them live inspired lives.  

    In This Episode


    Why they value their friendship so much: they support each other and remind each other of their strengths.
    Amy Purdy’s example of being bullied on social media and how Amy Cuddy stood up for her. How important it is that we all have each other’s backs whenever bullying takes place.
    How to deal with bullies: direct your focus onto supporting the object of bullying, as opposed to attacking the bully. 
    Are we all suffering from Post Pandemic Flux Syndrome?
    Amy Cuddy’s advice for finding inspiration for everyone going through a transition or challenge


    Today’s Guest

    Learn more about Amy Cuddy on her website.

    Keep in Touch

    Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400 Join Amy's email list

    My Live Inspired jewelry collection with Tiny Tags is now available. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. See the entire collection here.

    • 42 min
    Jonathan Fields: How To Align Your Work With Your Purpose and Build A Career That Lights You Up

    Jonathan Fields: How To Align Your Work With Your Purpose and Build A Career That Lights You Up

    Jonathan Fields is an award-winning author, Webby-nominated producer, business owner and host of The Good Life podcast. Jonathan’s focus is on maximizing human potential and is the driving force behind Sparketypes.

    Jonathan Fields and Amy Purdy dive head first into how to find inspiration in your career and how to know when it’s time to start a new job in order to live an inspired life.

    In This Episode


    How the tragedy of 9/11 inspired Jonathan’s work
    How to make sure work “sparks” you and brings you to life.
    How to find your Sparketype
    Amy and Jonathan discuss their own Sparketypes and what this tool has taught them about how they function in the world

    Today’s Guest

    Jonathan Fields is an award-winning author, Webby-nominated producer, business owner and host of The Good Life podcast/ Be sure to check out his book SPARKED

    Take the assessment to discover the essential nature of work that fills you with meaning and lets you feel fully-expressed, alive with purpose and absorbed in flow ("sparked"). This is what Jonathan Fields calls a 'Sparketype.'

    Keep in Touch 

    Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl
    Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400
    Join Amy's email list

    My Live Inspired jewelry collection with Tiny Tags is now available. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. See the entire collection here.

    • 37 min
    Dave Hollis: Transforming Your Struggles Into the Life You're Meant to Live

    Dave Hollis: Transforming Your Struggles Into the Life You're Meant to Live

    Amy Purdy and Dave Hollis are both New York Bestselling Authors, and in this meaningful episode, they talk about getting past life's struggles and transforming your life. They share personal stories and talk about how you can live the life you're meant to live even through challenging times.

    Amy talks about how she overcame and grew as a person from 10 surgeries and 2 leg amputations last year. Dave shares how he found the courage and inspiration to write a book during some of life’s most challenging times. “Working through the hardest things I’ve ever had to work through made me into this person that I’ve become.”

    In This Episode


    Surviving and becoming a better person through challenging times
    Experiencing hardships prepares us to be grateful for what’s to come
    Dave shares what it means to be a believer in faith
    Our gifts and experiences are for very specific reasons
    Transforming your life and getting through a struggle you didn’t see coming
    How Amy takes action to balance what’s important in life
    Meaningful advice for inspiring others



    Today’s Guest
    Dave Hollis is a New York Times best-selling author, host of the popular Rise Together podcast, keynote speaker, and life and business coach. Check out Dave’s book, Built Through Courage, to help you face your fears to live the life you were meant for.



    Keep in Touch
    Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl

    Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400

    My Live Inspired jewelry collection with Tiny Tags is now available. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. See the entire collection here.

    • 41 min
    How To Find Your Inspiration (bonus content from Amy's husband Daniel)

    How To Find Your Inspiration (bonus content from Amy's husband Daniel)

    This week, Amy was joined by her husband, Daniel Gale.  In this short episode, Daniel gives advice to people who aren't feeling motivated or inspired right now on how to find inspiration.

    Amy starts the episode by sharing something that she's really excited about, and have been working on for months. 

    Her Live Inspired jewelry collection with Tiny Tags is now available. She designed this jewelry collection for you, and hopes that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. It's now available for purchase! See the entire collection here.

    • 4 min
    My Husband: Living Inspired Together, Finding Strength Through Challenge and Always Giving Back

    My Husband: Living Inspired Together, Finding Strength Through Challenge and Always Giving Back

    Amy’s husband, Daniel Gale, joins Amy for a heartwarming episode. They dive into how they met, living an inspired life together, and finding strength through challenges. “Inspiration is the spark to motivation and to do the things that you want to do.”

    Amy and Daniel discuss the sweet story of how they met and navigated a long-distance relationship. They delve into the challenges they’ve faced and how they stay inspired while giving back to others and each other.

    In This Episode:


    How Amy and Daniel’s love story began almost 20 years ago
    Achievements and helping others
    How being an athlete is different from any other experience
    Helping each other get through challenging times
    Advice for those struggling to find inspiration and motivation

    Keep in Touch:
    Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl
    Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400

    I want to share something that I'm really excited about. My Live Inspired jewelry collection with Tiny Tags is now available. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most. See the entire collection here.

    • 43 min
    My Dad: Fighting For Your Life, Saving A Life, and Staying Inspired Always

    My Dad: Fighting For Your Life, Saving A Life, and Staying Inspired Always

    Amy’s dad, Stephan Purdy, is a Vietnam war veteran. He joins Amy for an emotional and inspirational episode where he talks about his decision to join the Marine Corps and what it was like when he returned home. Years later, he gave a kidney to his daughter who was fighting for her life.

    In this heartfelt episode, Amy and Stephan discuss finding inspiration and strength after fighting for their lives at separate times. “Don’t lose hope. Don’t let what you think is going to happen overwhelm what’s really taking place. Have faith.”

    In This Episode


    Why fear is sometimes a good thing
    Stephan revisits finding strength when he learned that Amy was fighting for her life
    What gave Amy the drive to go to the Paralympics
    How to find comfort and persevere through a major challenge

    Keep in Touch:
    Follow Amy on Instagram: @amypurdygurl
    Call or text Amy: 970-747-3400

    I want to share something that I'm really excited about. My Live Inspired jewelry collection with tiny tags launches this month. I designed this jewelry collection for you, and I hope that when you wear it, it's a reminder to do the things that inspire you most and to surround yourself with those who inspire you most.

    I expect this collection to sell out pretty quickly because we have a limited supply. Join the waitlist now and you'll be the first to know when it goes on sale.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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423 Ratings

smbraswell ,

So inspiring

Episode 37 🙏🏼

sarbear💕💕 ,

podcast

love this podcast i listen to it every night before bed haha 💘💘💗so encouraging

Sephorafan ,

Love this podcast❤️

Love💗Love💗Love💗the episode with Amy Cuddy!!! Hopeful,informative,empowering,& inspiring!Going to have to listen to her TED talk! Thank you for giving us directions &hope in these challenging times!&Sharing your friendship with us💗

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