My guest on this week's Best You Podcast episode is Dr. Luis Velasquez. Born and raised in Guatemala Central America; Luis is a brain tumor survivor and an avid endurance athlete. He has completed over 100 marathons and ultramarathons, some at the 100-mile range and 9 Ironman Triathlons. He is currently writing a book “Ordinary Resilience” which is a blend of autobiography, research, and how-to guide for overcoming fear, finding strength, undergoing change, finding passion, and building relationships.
He, his wife Rujeko, and their children Alexis and Nathan live and play in Redwood City. When not coaching or spending time with his family, you can find him trail running or facilitating one of the most iconic classes at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Interpersonal Dynamics also known as “Touchy-feely”. He is also a contributor for HBR Ascent, Chief Learning Officer Magazine.
Check out the episode to learn more about his story from growing up in Guatemala during a very violent time to becoming a university professor and doctor, how he responded to a brain tumor diagnosis, his 5 pillars of resilience, the lessons that his parents taught him in Guatemala that allowed him to be successful as a business man and so much more.
Luis’ 3 Keys to Getting Closer to His Best Self:
1. Leg go of the fear of being wrong
2. Redefine his risk limit
3. Figure out ways to reach more people
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