one more thing, one more time
Doctors gave him a 50% chance to live.
Three months later, his leg was amputated.
Fortunately, he had friends like this.
And a family, too, who stood by him.
They inspired him to return to sports.
Later, as a teenager, he took up ski racing. And after years of intensive training...
"When life gives you lemons, make
today he travels the globe sharing his refreshing perspective and unique brand of humor as a motivational speaker.
In his speeches, Josh shares stories about losing his leg to cancer, ski racing in the Paralympics, and playing jokes with his artificial leg to instill motivation for overcoming adversity and reaching peak performance. Josh tailors his message for each audience, so his presentations are a one-of-a-kind combination of spectacular entertainment and practical, customized inspiration.
Audiences will walk away from his speech with a renewed sense of hope for the future and a determination to do 1MT1MT (one more thing, one more time) to maximize their potential in work and life. They will carry Josh's universal message of courage, determination, and hope in their hearts and minds long after the conclusion of your event.
takeaways from JOsh's speeches
When Josh was training for the Paralympics, his motto was 1mt1mt—one more thing, one more time. What's the 1mt1mt you could be doing on a daily basis to get closer to the future you are training for?
When life gives you lemons, make Halloween costumes
We all have problems. We all have adversity. But sometimes within those situations we can find a bit of humor, and that can make the challenges a little easier to endure.
sometimes The path changes and we have to choose a new uniform
Josh had to give up his childhood dream of playing for the local travel soccer team. But as a result, he discovered something even better: The dream of a Paralympic uniform. When we accept change—in our lives, our workplace, and our industry—we create the space necessary for new growth.
you only strike out when you quit
Josh went up to bat in a softball game a month after his amputation. He got three strikes in a row. But his friends let him keep swinging. It took thirteen to get a hit. That game was a lot like life because in most endeavors, you only strike out when you quit. How many strikes are you willing to take?
Find your larry
A turning point for nine-year-old Josh was meeting an amputee athlete named Larry. Twenty years later, they're still friends. Last year Larry made the Guinness Book of World Records for completing the fastest marathon on crutches. We all run faster if we have the help of a mentor who as already crossed the finish line we're aiming for. Who's your Larry?
The question is not whether you will fall down but how fast you will get back up
In his first ski race, Josh fell. Five times. In sports, in life, in business, the principle is the same—you will fall. The question is, how fast can you get back up? How quickly can you learn from a mistake and then recover by implementing that new knowledge?
stay connected to your opening ceremony
In 2002, Josh watched the Paralympic Opening Ceremony in Salt Lake City. That experience as a spectator motivated him to train for the next four years so he could be a participant in the 2006 ceremonies. What's your opening ceremony? What was the original vision that led you to your career, organization, or cause? Stay connected to that image. It's the fuel-source for your journey.
Josh has an amputee friend named Stephen—aka his solemate—who has the same shoe size but is missing the opposite leg. They get together regularly to swap shoes. Similarly, everyone benefits when teams collaborate, swapping ideas and resources, and when we recognize and celebrate the things that make us different from one another.
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"Wonderful, inspiring, and engaging. The sign of a captive audience at Google is when all laptops are shut!"
"An inspiration "
Senior Director of Distribution Center Operations
"By far the best speaker I've ever heard at one of these events. Ever."
Actor, CMN Co-Founder
"He is a must for your next meeting!"
"Josh inspired us to make the most of our own lives."
"Truly a compelling speaker."
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