I’m so excited to tell you about a new opportunity for us to connect and build a better world. Starting on Tuesday, May 9, I’ll be hosting a 1-hour radio show on the Influencers channel at VoiceAmerica.com at 1 p.m. MST where I will talk to powerful leaders about business, music, philanthropy—and anything else we feel like discussing.
My first guest will be Grammy award-winning songwriter Liz Rose who wrote Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” and works with Taylor Swift on her award-winning albums. Liz and her son, Scott Ponce, started Liz Rose Music and focus on writing great songs for great people. She’s a leader in the music industry and will be here to talk about how her music is changing the world.
During the second segment, Jason Sisneros will join me to discuss his business philosophy that took him from being a drug dealer to a top trainer for motivational speaker Tony Robbins. Jason’s nonprofit organization Feed A Billion is providing a billion meals to people around the world by November 20, 2020. His engaging and life-changing story will leave you inspired and ready to take on the big issues faced by our global society.
After this first week, the show will be two hours of powerful messages, influential thought leaders and inspiring stories that will challenge us to take a look at our lives to see where we can improve and how we can make a significant difference.
As you all know, the military is dear to my heart, and each show will feature a military tribute to honor the men and women who serve, and have served, our great country. During this segment, I will introduce you to some of the greatest people who have ever lived.
And, as always, I’ll share stories that demonstrate the ideas of courage, perseverance, leadership and vision. Stories like the challenges faced by Olympic gold-medalist Dan Jansen.
When Dan finally won his gold medal in long-track speedskating at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, he had overcome numerous setbacks.
In the 1984 Olympics, he placed fourth in the 500-meter, just missing out on a bronze medal, and sixteenth in the 1000-meter. Four years later, in Calgary, Canada, Dan was favored to win the gold, but fell during competition that was held only hours after learning his sister had died of cancer. In 1992, at Albertville, France, Dan again placed fourth in the 500-meter and finished an embarrassing twenty-sixth in the 1000-meter.
It was a ten year journey from his first Olympic Games to his gold medal in the 1000-meter event on February 18, 1994. In a historic moment, Dan carried his young daughter, Jane, for a victory lap around the ice. Jane had been named for Dan’s late sister.
Dan had learned how to develop an emotional focus on the moment. His perseverance was about blocking out distractions and avoiding the paralysis of over-thinking. He focused his energy and his concentration—and skated away with a gold medal.
I hope you’ll join me as we start this journey together. Tune in on Tuesday!