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Live in the Lab #49 | Steven Benedict

The Unbelievable Journey of a Business Athlete

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Hey Bapletes, Keith here.

Have you ever faced a hurdle that seemed impossible to conquer?

What if I told you that today’s guest, Steven Benedict, has not only faced such hurdles but leaped over them with the resilience of a seasoned athlete?

Steven’s journey is an epic tale of overcoming adversity, from a tumultuous childhood to becoming a beacon of strength and inspiration. Today’s interview offers a masterclass in turning life’s toughest challenges into your greatest victories.

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Why Watch this Interview?

Whether you’re a business leader at a crossroads, an athlete in transition, or anyone seeking to redefine their path, this interview offers hope and a roadmap.

Steven peels back the layers of his journey, revealing the raw, unfiltered truth about overcoming odds that seemed stacked against him from birth.

Navigating life’s challenges can feel overwhelming, and we all need some motivation from time to time to keep going. This interview offers what you need. It’s going to help your courage and determination come to the fore so you can push through whatever is holding you back right now.

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Key Talking Points

The Power of Resilience

Steven Benedict’s story is a vivid illustration of resilience in the face of life’s toughest challenges.

Growing up in a toxic environment, he faced obstacles that would have derailed many people. His journey of overcoming a traumatic childhood and channeling his energy into athletic success is a powerful example of how embracing resilience can transform your life.

Steven offered specific strategies on how to tap into your inner resilience to remain steadfast and focused, even when the odds are against you.

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Embracing Change and Identity

Throughout his life, Steven has navigated many changes, each demanding a reevaluation of his identity. From being an athlete to maintaining his personal brand off the track to get sponsors, his ability to adapt and redefine himself is a valuable lesson in how to have a fluid sense of identity.

This part of the interview offers insights into embracing and managing change as opportunities for growth and self-discovery. It speaks directly to those in transition, whether in their careers or personal lives.

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Harnessing Past Trauma for Growth

Steven shared how he made the mental shift from seeing himself as a victim of circumstance to turning each challenge into an opportunity for learning and growth. His story exemplifies how our greatest trials can become our most significant teachers and shape us into more resilient, empathetic, and driven humans.

Your struggles can get you down or become a source of empowerment. Whether you rise above adversity or get crushed under it really depends on the mindset you cultivate.

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The Role of Family and Community

Steven attributes much of his success to the support he received from his adoptive family and community. We talked about the critical role that a healthy support network plays in personal and professional development.

There is power in giving and receiving support. Community and family can provide a foundation for building success, and understanding the value of your network and how to leverage it effectively can play a pivotal role in the trajectory of your life.

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Leveraging the Athlete’s Mindset

One of the most exciting aspects of Steven’s journey is how he applied the discipline and focus from his athletic career to his professional life outside of sports.

He offered a unique perspective on the transferability of athletic skills. Traits like discipline, focus, and teamwork are valuable in the business world, and they can propel your success as you transition from one career to the other.


What You’ll Gain from Watching this Interview

  1. Actionable tips for overcoming personal challenges.

  2. Insights into building resilience.

  3. Strategies for navigating life transitions.

  4. Learn about personal empowerment through adversity.

  5. Understand the importance of community.

  6. Learn about the art of self-reflection and growth.

  7. Inspiration to pursue your goals no matter what.

Until next time, remember that no hurdle is too high to overcome as long as you look at it from the right perspective. Whatever you’re facing, you have the mental resources to overcome it.

I’m Keith Bilous, and I’m your Chief Baplete here in the Business Athlete Performance Lab.

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