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The #DefineYourself Podcast empowers YOU in the disabled to overcome YOUR COALS: challenges, obstacles, adversities, limitations and setbacks while equipping YOU to achieve YOUR GOALS for success in YOUR professional, academic and personal lives

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The #DefineYourself Podcast empowers YOU in the disabled to overcome YOUR COALS: challenges, obstacles, adversities, limitations and setbacks while equipping YOU to achieve YOUR GOALS for success in YOUR professional, academic and personal lives

    Faith Conquers Quadruple Amputation

    Faith Conquers Quadruple Amputation

    Gary Miracle (yes that is real name) is a family man and active in his church despite losing his arms and his legs from a life-threatening sepsis or as he calls it “a blip in his story”.  Gary shares how his life changed New Year’s Eve 2019 and how his faith is helping him minister to others who are dealing with their own blips in their stories.
    LINKS TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
    ·         https://garymiracle.com/


    HELP SUPPORT #DEFINEYOURSELF
    YOU can support our mission of empowering the disabled community to overcome their coals and achieve their goals for success in their professional, academic, and personal lives by succeed in life by supporting #DefineYourself via any or all of the following methods:
    ·        Shop for your #DefineYourself swag and motivational books written by the Chris Mitchell at the #DefineYourself Store - http://www.defineyourselfstore.com
    ·        Shop Amazon using this link - https://amzn.to/3eihwfL
    ·        Make a financial donation via Buy Me a Cup of Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys
    ·        Sign up to host your own podcast at Buzsprout through our affiliate link -  https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1184603 and after paying your second invoice, you can receive a $20 Amazon Gift card from Buzzsprout!
    ·        TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE A #DEFINEYOURSELFER JUST LIKE YOU!


    OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
    If you are ready to start overcoming your COALS and start achieving your GOALS get my FREE eBook, The 10 Steps to #DefineYourself at http://10stepstodefineyourself.com
    Join the conversation with your fellow #DefineYourselfers in the #DefineYourself Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfyscommunity
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys )

    • 37 min
    Overcoming Deafness and Changing the World

    Overcoming Deafness and Changing the World

    Dr. Justine Green grew up with a hearing loss that never held her back from succeeding in life.  Dr. Green earned a Ph.D with a doctorate in education specializing in students with disabilities and has worked in special education until her position was furloughed by COVID.
    Dr. Green used that opportunity to write a book about her experiences growing u with hearing loss.  She has also written tow other books about others who have grown up with ADHD and a young person who is growing up with CP.
    Dr. Green shares her insights on not allowing her hearing loss define who she is, and how she turned moments that were meant to hurt her into teachable moments in life.
    3 TAKEAWAYS TO LISTEN FOR:
    1.     The difference between mainstreaming and inclusion in schools
    2.     How to turn a bad interaction into a teachable moment of disability.
    3.     How you can get your (or your child’s) story of growing up with a disability turned into a children’s book.
    LINKS TO CONNECT WITH JUSTINE
    ·        https://www.greenrosepublishing.com/
    PURCHASE JUSTINE’S BOOKS
    ·        Completely Me available on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3BVqngM
    ·        Completely Emme: A Cerebral Palsy Story available on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3nngVic
    ·        Completely Matt: An ADHD Story available on Amazon - https://amzn.to/2XcN6GB


    HELP SUPPORT #DEFINEYOURSELF
    YOU can support our mission of empowering the disabled community to overcome their coals and achieve their goals for success in their professional, academic, and personal lives by succeed in life by supporting #DefineYourself via any or all of the following methods:
    ·        Shop for your #DefineYourself swag and motivational books wirten by the Chris Mitchell at the #DefineYourself Store - http://www.defineyourselfstore.com
    ·        Shop Amazon using this link - https://amzn.to/3eihwfL
    ·        Make a financial donation via Buy Me a Cup of Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys
    ·        Sign up to host your own podcast at Buzsprout through our affiliate link -  https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1184603 and after paying your second invoice, you can receive a $20 Amazon Gift card from Buzzsprout!
    ·        TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE A #DEFINEYOURSELFER JUST LIKE YOU!


    OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
    If you are ready to start overcoming your COALS and start achieving your GOALS get my FREE eBook, The 10 Steps to #DefineYourself at http://10stepstodefineyourself.com
    Join the conversation with your fellow #DefineYourselfers in the #DefineYourself Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfyscommunity
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys )

    • 30 min
    Battling stage IV Breast Cancer and fighting to live long

    Battling stage IV Breast Cancer and fighting to live long

    Kimberly Mitchell has bene diagnosed with Stave IV breast cancer.  The cancer has spread into her bones, specifically her skull, back, sternum, hip, and her bone marrow.
    Neither herself nor her husband of twenty-one years, expected anything like this to happen for another 20 years.
    Faced with a terminal illness, Kimberly is determined to get her life back and live to the fullest as long as possible.
    Kimberly’s GoFundMe page is located at https://gofund.me/b0cb1f4a.  The Susan G. Komem Foundation is located at https://www.komen.org/
    If you are ready to start overcoming your COALS and start achieving your GOALS get my FREE eBook, The 10 Steps to #DefineYourself at http://10stepstodefineyourself.com
    Join the conversation with your fellow #DefineYourselfers in the #DefineYourself Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfyscommunity
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys )

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Paraplegic Wheelchair Marathon Racer

    The Paraplegic Wheelchair Marathon Racer

    At a young age Paul Erway parents purchased a brown and white pony.  He rode that horse and he developed a passion for horses.  He started riding before he started kindergarten.  He showed horses at eleven.  He went to college and studied horses.  He graduated from college with on a path that would fulfill his dream of working with horses – until a car accident changed everything.
    Paul sustained a spinal cord injury that left him a paraplegic.  His doctor told him he would have to be in a wheelchair the rest of his life and he should just deal with it.
    Although his dreams were shattered, just like his back, Paul found a new passion -wheelchair marathon racing.
    3 TAKEAWAYS TO LISTEN FOR:
    1.     How a challenge from another wheelchair user helped Paul find his new passion.
    2.     How to train for wheelchair racing
    3.     Equipment needed to compete in wheelchair racing
    LINKS TO CONNECT WITH PAUL
    ·        Website – https://www.paulerway.com/
    PURCHASE OUR PAUL’S BOOKS
    ·        50 Abilities, Unlimited Possibilities: Wheeling Through 50 States: From Jackson to the Boston Marathon Bombing (The 50 Abilities Series Book 1) on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3C1XDTS
    ·        50 Abilities, Unlimited Possibilities -- Racing to the Final Finish Line: From Salt Lake City to the Mountains of Montana (The 50 Abilities Series Book 2) on Amazon - https://amzn.to/3E9q5Vx


    HELP SUPPORT #DEFINEYOURSELF
    YOU can support our mission of empowering the disabled community to overcome their coals and achieve their goals for success in their professional, academic, and personal lives by succeed in life by supporting #DefineYourself via any or all of the following methods:
    ·        Shop for your #DefineYourself swag and motivational books wirten by the Chris Mitchell at the #DefineYourself Store - http://www.defineyourselfstore.com
    ·        Shop Amazon using this link - https://amzn.to/3eihwfL
    ·        Make a financial donation via Buy Me a Cup of Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys
    ·        Sign up to host your own podcast at Buzsprout through our affiliate link -  https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1184603 and after paying your second invoice, you can receive a $20 Amazon Gift card from Buzzsprout!
    ·        TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT THEY CAN BE A #DEFINEYOURSELFER JUST LIKE YOU!


    OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
    If you are ready to start overcoming your COALS and start achieving your GOALS get my FREE eBook, The 10 Steps to #DefineYourself at http://10stepstodefineyourself.com
    Join the conversation with your fellow #DefineYourselfers in the #DefineYourself Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfyscommunity
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys )

    • 41 min
    The #DefineYourself Podcast Trailer

    The #DefineYourself Podcast Trailer

    How do you build success in you professional and personal life when you have a disability?
    Listen to the #DefineYourself Podcast with the Chris Mitchell.  The podcast where I empower you to succeed by connecting you with those from the disabled community who are overcoming their coals: challenges, obstacles, adversities, limitations and/or setbacks and are achieving their goals and building success in their professional. academic and/or personal lives.
    Each episode a successful peer from the disabled community share their backstories, what motivated them to succeed,  how they achieved the success they are enjoying today and more
    If you are ready to go beyond surviving and begin thriving in your life, then come join me every week right here on the #DefineYourself Podcast with the Chris Mitchell.
    Subscribe today!  Your future self will thank you!
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys )

    • 1 min
    From Speechless to CEO

    From Speechless to CEO

    At the age of 5, Eliza still wasn't speaking.  Her family was told Eliza would 'never attend a normal school'. 
    They were wrong.
    Eliza earned her engineering degree from Princeton university, and her MBA from Cornell. she also worked at Bloomberg and earned an SBIR award from the department of defense. 
    today Eliza is the CEO and founder of Kipit. Kipit is a device for your bag that prevents you forgetting anything by tracking your bag's contents and sending automated messages straight to your phone.
    LINKS TO CONNECT WITH OUR GUEST
    ·        Website - https://www.kipit.co
    HELP SUPPORT THIS PODCAST
    ·        Shop for your #DefineYourself Swag and books written by The Chris Mitchell at the #DefineYourself store.  Visit http://www.defineyourselfstore.com
    ·        Shop Amazon through our affiliate link -  https://amzn.to/3eihwfL
    ·        Sign up to host your podcast on Buzzsprout through our affiliate link -  https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1184603 and after paying your second invoice, you can receive a $20 Amazon Gift card!
    OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS
    ·        If you are ready to start overcoming your COALS and start achieving your GOALS get my FREE eBook, The 10 Steps to #DefineYourself at http://10stepstodefineyourself.com
    ·        Join the conversation with your fellow #DefineYourselfers in the #DefineYourself Community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/dfyscommunity
    Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/dfys )

    • 41 min

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