Ready to be inspired to achieve the impossible in your own life and business? In this episode, your host Laura Tynan, speaks with international motivational speaker and Guinness World Record Holder, Jessica Cox, to discuss overcoming challenges in life to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Born without arms, Jessica now flies airplanes, drives cars, and otherwise lives a normal life using her feet as others use their hands. She holds the title of the first person without arms to earn a black belt in ATA Martial Arts and the Guinness World Record for being the first armless person in aviation history to earn a pilot’s certificate. Her story is truly inspiring and will leave you questioning your own excuses for not fulfilling your potential.
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1.27 Jessica’s journey growing up and how she developed her very positive outlook on life. Turning anger and frustration into positivity.
4.30 Refusing to be a victim and moving forward in life: Jessica’s turning point.
6.39 Why Jessica felt as if prosthetics were forced upon her as a child
8.41 Developing a new sense of self after leaving the prosthetics behind and turning it into an opportunity
10.04 Becoming an inspirational speaker, author, and coach
11.22 The key message that Jessica tries to convey in her speeches
13.11 A zest to conquer new things: Becoming a pilot, a black belt, and breaking a world record, among others.
15.20 The importance of gratitude in your life and remembering the things that you DO have.
17.30 Jessica is an inspiration to many. But who inspires HER?
19.30 Becoming a Positive Thinking Business Consultant Coach and what that entails.
21.08 Advice on how to overcome your fear of sharing your stories in front of an audience.
22.18 Turning “No I can’t” into “Yes I can”
24.16 The making of Jessica’s documentary, “Right Footed” and how it all came about
26.32 Jessica’s charitable foundation, the Right Footed Foundation International. Giving back and making a difference.
27.56 Overcoming a fear of flying to become a pilot and break a record.
29.13 What’s next on Jessica’s Bucket List!
30.16 Pivoting and adapting during Covid from a business perspective
32.39 Words of wisdom and advice for anyone feeling challenged in these difficult times
33.46 Changing the “I can’t” is critical
34.33 Jessica’s final message to listeners and how to stay in touch!
“My job is to be the best version of myself”
“On the other side of fear is true empowerment”
“What we say becomes what we believe”
“Never let fear stand in the way of any opportunity”