The Resilience Project Podcast

Wes Linden

Instant success and luck are debunked in The Resilience Project podcast. We delve into the untold struggles behind triumphs, showcasing the resilience tales of achievers from backgrounds such as business, sports, media & more. From overcoming naysayers to financial hardships, guests share crucial life lessons, inspiring journeys, providing strategies for anyone wanting to truly unleash their potential. Hosted by best-selling author Wes Linden, who draws on his experience of building a £300m/year business to ask the right questions. Subscribe at weslinden.com/podcast to never miss a new show. read less
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Tragedy froze her growth at 4'4” & left her on crutches - then she trekked up Machu Picchu! Michelle Kuei shares how she overcomes setbacks, turning limitations into resilience (Ep 002)
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Tragedy froze her growth at 4'4” & left her on crutches - then she trekked up Machu Picchu! Michelle Kuei shares how she overcomes setbacks, turning limitations into resilience (Ep 002)
What if the toughest days of your life could lead to your BEST ones? At age 11, a devastating accident changed Michelle Kuei’s life forever, leading her on a path with 13 surgeries and challenges that would intimidate the strongest spirits. Despite these hurdles, Michelle didn’t just learn to adapt—she thrived. Now standing strong at 4’4", she moves through life with her crutches, a symbol not of limitation but of her unstoppable resilience. From completing the challenging Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu on crutches to becoming an entrepreneur, author, and inspirational speaker, Michelle’s story isn’t just about overcoming. It’s about transforming adversity into opportunity. Host Wes Linden asks the questions as Michelle shares her incredible mental strength and strategies for turning negatives into positives. She also reveals the secrets behind her awe-inspiring resilience, with simple lessons that you can apply to your own journey, no matter what field you’re in. 00:00 Intro 01:46 Tell us about the accident and your disabilities? 04:58 Your teenage years must have been a huge test on your mental strength? 06:29 What would you say in hindsight you learned about yourself from that period? 09:58 Is society more accepting of disabilities? 12:15 You’ve suffered from feeling shame. What can people learn from how you overcome this? 16:02 You had other things against you too including being an immigrant into a country without being able to speak, speak their language. How did you navigate that? 20:39 You have so many tools for dealing with challenges. Can these approaches overlap? 22:37 You challenged yourself to trek up Machu Picchu. How did that come about? 27:53 What happened when you arrived in Peru? 32:18 Was this a time where you felt part of something? 34:48 Thought on how to make people feel good. 37:01 Tell us about the invisibility cloak… do you still have one? 40:04 What do you say to yourself when you think of quitting or stopping or procrastinating? 43:04 Social media shows so much perfection. How can people navigate through that? 46:41 Do you ever have moments of imposter syndrome and how do you get over those? 50:32 Tell us about the Barbie doll you have on display! 52:02 How do you overcome self-pity? 54:37 How can start to turn around any problems they are facing now? 57:53 What question did I not ask that you think I might have done? 59:19 What would you say about resilience that people need to hear? Follow me: https://beacons.ai/theresilienceproject Order Michelle’s book ‘Perfectly Normal’ on Amazon (UK): https://amzn.to/4anGLs8 Order Michelle’s book ‘Perfectly Normal’ on Amazon (USA): https://a.co/d/hHVhstr Find Wes on social: Instagram.com/weslinden LinkedIn.com/weslinden Never miss an episode: weslinden.com/podcast
Olympic Gold medalist & Co-CEO of one million customer business (UW) Andrew Lindsay MBE shares leadership, discipline & success lessons (Ep 001)
26-03-2024
Olympic Gold medalist & Co-CEO of one million customer business (UW) Andrew Lindsay MBE shares leadership, discipline & success lessons (Ep 001)
Discover resilience and success insights from an Olympic Gold medal winner who became Co-CEO of a business with over one million customers and two billion in annual turnover. In this episode of The Resilience Project podcast, host Wes Linden explores Andrew Lindsay MBE's journey from the Olympic Gold podium with Team GB to the helm of UW, a hugely successful market-disrupting business (Utility Warehouse/Telecom plus PLC). Uncover Andrew's resilience, mindset, shutting out distractions and leadership strategies which you can apply to your own journey too. 00:00: Intro 01:06: When did you realise you were going to win Olympic Gold? 02:06: What went through your head in the moments before winning Olympic Gold? 03:23: Who keeps you motivated? 04:01: Feelings crossing the finish line? 04:59: Had you always aspired to win Olympic Gold? 06:05: How long had you been on that journey? 06:14: How do you make the switch from uncertainty to certainty? 07:20: How to sustain motivation amidst distractions? 08:38: Solo success vs. team success? 09:38: Keys to becoming the best? 10:50: Did you enjoy the journey or hate it? 11:56: Balancing the need for instant success with incremental improvement? 12:49: How to maintain focus during incremental changes? 14:25: When achievers say ‘I always knew I’d do XYZ’ do you believe them?! 16:17: Battling imposter syndrome and wondering if you’re good enough? 18:19: Navigating success amidst today’s distractions such as social media & 24/7 news? 19:58: Is it true a teammate choose you for the final place in the team over his best friend? 21:22: What’s the mindset behind choosing success over friendship? 22:00: Coping with self-doubt and preparing to quit? 24:26: What happened when your girlfriend dumped you at your low point? 25:41: Advice for overcoming setbacks? 26:39: Instilling resilience in your kids? 28:13: A favour please! 29:07: What big challenge surprised you most? 31:21: Recognising when to move on? 32:34: Avoiding living off past glory & finding new goals to push on with? 34:28: Coping with post-success blues? 36:00: Why did you quit a high salary job for one with much lower pay? 36:51: Did you always want to be a CEO? 37:37: Stepping back for future advancement? 38:32: Why did you join UW’s leadership team? 39:16: Applying Olympic lessons to business? 41:20: Resilience lessons for day-to-day work? 43:56: How to maintain resilience during tough times? 47:21: How close are failure & success to each other? 49:00: Managing the impact of negativity around you? 49:44: What’s your daily success mantra? 51:06: What would you say to those contemplating giving up on what they’re doing? 53:21: What happened to the girlfriend?! Follow us: beacons.ai/theresilienceproject Watch this episode on YouTube: youtu.be/0kc6klyBlfw Andrew's Team GB Olympic Gold winning race: youtu.be/J1zl-vwn3Ak?si=FUosytKZdEFtEqih Olympic podium: youtu.be/I81oYKqVmGk?si=WlM0vZ7okIkpuAsU Connect with Wes: Instagram.com/weslinden LinkedIn.com/weslinden Subscribe for future updates: weslinden.com/podcast