Choices is a bi-weekly podcast designed to inspire each of us to be more mindful with our choices, equipping us with the optimism and awareness to look outside the box and to imagine lifestyles that are often not identified in a “career guide.” Host, Shannon Pilcher, is world champion skydiver, educator and entrepreneur who has spent 26 years traveling the globe and living life on his terms. Pilcher’s guests have each learned to live meaningful, fulfilling lives that will inspire you to reconsider yours. Firsthand accounts of their successes, failures, choices and habits will empower you to avoid the rat race, and choose a lifestyle that’s right for you.
Pablo Hernandez: The Secret to Achieving Your Goals is To Never Accomplish the Goal - 012
In this conversation, Pablo shares his lessons about goal-setting, reinventing himself and the difference between following his thoughts and following his heart. Pablo narrowly averted some poor choices as a teenager, choices that serve him well today as a husband, father and special projects director at Skydive Dubai. Listen, Like and Share!
Danny Kuptzov: Russian-Israeli sage shares his philosophy for living free - 011
In this conversation, Danny’s quiet wisdom shines bright. He talks about the power of meditation, the generosity of giving someone or something your attention, and the creative power of our words. An involved father of a nine-year old daughter, Danny speaks some deep truths to the missing elements of our modern education curriculum. In that vein, Danny also shares what he believes are the most important values to teach our children. Please subscribe, share and enjoy!
Melissa Burns: Champion Aerobatic Pilot Talks About Goal Setting and Staying Open to New Opportunities - 010
Champion aerobatic pilot talks about the power of setting goals, of staying open to new opportunities, the importance of not letting our external identities define who we really are, the value of recognizing other peoples' achievements, the importance of maintaining a healthy life-balance — mind, body and spirit, and striving to make a positive impact in the world around us.
Trevor Cedar: Boxing gym entrepreneur offers firsthand wisdom for anyone struggling with addiction - 009
Trevor shares the story of his journey from Miami night club doorman to a successful boxing gym magnate. Until drug addiction, and a recession, nearly cost him everything. Today Trevor is a new man, living a new lifetime, and he’s on fire to help others.
Pete Allum: British skydiving icon shares his perspectives on building a healthy and sustainable lifestyle -- 008
In this episode, Pete talks about staying fit and feeling good at 53 (he's a triathlete, btw), including sustained mobility, atrophy prevention, strength and endurance training. He shares his views on formal education, and ways he believes that schools can better engage their students. A father of two, Pete graciously shares his secrets to effective parenting and some things that have helped him sustain, at the highest level, for so long.
Antonio Arias: Performing in the face of fear and staying present in a future-oriented society.
In this episode Antonio shares his perspective about staying open to opportunities, performing in the face of fear, self-awareness and the value of pushing his mind. He talks about the attractiveness of the unknown, the patience and support of his parents, and how he has learned to plan with flexibility built in. Finally, Antonio shares a couple of super simple yet powerful tips for staying present in our all-too-busy 21st century societies. Please Listen, Like and Share!
Thanks Shannon and Pablo.
Interesting career and guests!
To hear about Shannon's career was fascinating! I think he has done a great job of using his career and finding guests who can share experiences that I normally would never get to hear about. This podcast makes me want to go out and do more!
Inspiring and interesting discussions
Intriguing conversations that inspire you to fulfill your dreams and follow your heart, while being practical about real life challenges and requirements!