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Episode 098: Alison Levine – Climbing Everest & Impressing Arnold Schwarzenegger

Episode 098: Alison Levine – Climbing Everest & Impressing Arnold Schwarzenegger

I am a massive Alison Levine fan… Having the opportunity to speak with her for this episode was a huge thrill for me.   She has immense energy and passion in her voice.  You’ll hear it throughout this episode. I loved having her on the show.

Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer, and mountaineer.  In addition to that, she is a best-selling author and one of the most sought after speakers in the world.  She has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and skied across the Arctic Circle.  In May 2010 she completed the Adventure Grand Slam – climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, and accomplishment fewer than 30 people in the world can claim.  Earlier in her career she worked on Wall Street and eventually left to serve as deputy finance director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bit to become Governor of California.

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Episode 098: Alison Levine – Climbing Everest & Impressing Arnold Schwarzenegger

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The Learning Leader Show

“I think failure builds creativity. You learn so much when you do something you’re not good at.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Understanding true resiliency and how that is the #1 quality of people who have achieved high levels of success
  • The importance of doing things you’re not good at.  How that creates growth
  • Incredible story on how Alison impressed Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Her focus on making sure she makes each moment memorable for someone else
  • Reflecting on what has went wrong and why… Building creativity from it
  • Why she helped dig all of the snow shelters – Contribute what you can
  • Learning that liabilities can become strengths if you view them with the right attitude
  • Lynn Swann telling her why she should be a professional speaker
  • More great stories on initially being turned down by all speaker bureaus
  • Staying up all night preparing for her first keynote – why she did it
  • Focusing on the audience – It’s all about them

 “Just take one more step… One more… One more… One more…”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

Bio From AlisonLevine.com   

Alison Levine is an adventurer, explorer, and mountaineer.  In addition to that, she is a best-selling author and one of the most sought after speakers in the world.  She has climbed the highest peak on every continent, served as the team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, and skied across the Arctic Circle.  In May 2010 she completed the Adventure Grand Slam – climbing the 7 Summits (highest peak on each continent) and skiing to both Poles, and accomplishment fewer than 30 people in the world can claim.  Earlier in her career she worked on Wall Street and eventually left to serve as deputy finance director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bit to become Governor of California.

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