Sometimes you meet someone who you totally resonate with on an experiential and mission level. Josh Perry is a super cool survivor and thriver who I am honored to have on the podcast!
Josh Perry grew up as an athlete in sports and eventually got into skateboarding and rollerblading until he saw that bikes could do tricks on the same ramps. This is where his passion for BMX was born. When he was 17, he moved to Greenville, NC to go after a career as a professional BMX athlete and to ride with some of the best riders in the world, like Ryan Nyquist and Dave Mirra.
Needless to say, Josh has sustained numerous concussions as a result of being an extreme athlete. But what if I told you that one of these concussions may have saved his life?
“It wasn’t until I hit my head while riding one day, and had to get an MRI, that I would learn I had a tumor growing in my skull.”
Today, Josh is grateful that he fell on his head that day. Like me, what Josh has discovered through his experience has helped him to grow and to contribute more than he ever thought he’d be able to.
Josh Perry is a former pro BMX athlete, public speaker, keto consultant, and multiple brain tumor SURVIVOR. Josh focuses on the power of his story to inspire others to foster new perspectives and take new action in their lives. Providing tools for mental strength, health, manifestation, business, and nutrition, Josh’s story illustrates how challenges come in every shape and size, but emphasizes that happy and successful people use the same mental tools to get them there, regardless of their past or current tribulations.
In this episode, we talk about:
- Josh’s story
- Growth and Contribution
- Shifting Mindset from victim to service
- Shifting your relationship with death
- Transitioning fear to fuel
- Focus on what you want
- Stepping into your power
- Working with clients:
- Neurochemistry and addiction to stress
- Importance of Mitochondria
- Value of being self-taught
- Experience over knowledge
- Ketogenic Diet
- Fear vs Gratitude
- The comfort of stress (it’s a real thing)
- Josh’s Links
- Josh’s SM handle: joshperrybmx
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You two are too inspiring, with your commitment to focus on what you want with all the energy you can muster, ‘like your life depends on it, because it does’… Clearly that’s true even without a brain injury.. i just saw a video interview [by Dr Hyman, the Doctor’s Farmacy] of the revolutionary psychiatrist Dr Amen who claimed that ‘healthy attitudes’ improves the health of the brain, when he looks at brain scans. Amen is revolutionary because he pioneered the rocket-science idea that doctors who treat mental problems SHOULD LOOK AT THE BRAIN. So he has a database of hundreds of thousands of brainscans organized by behaviors. So people should have hope because of the stemcells that are producing braincells, in amazing numbers, and he talks about the foods, exercise-types and blood/oxygen flow that promotes the longevity of those new braincells…… The video — if you can fit it into your frenetic schedule — is at https://drhyman.com/blog/2019/11/06/podcast-ep79/
Cavin, you even had your brain scanned and have that basis, so i wonder if that tech would show the improvements from all the things you do… that scan looked so beautiful technically, and fascinating.. what an exciting mission. ttyl
Thanks, MJ! YES! I’ve been meaning to reach back out to Dr. Amen! Is this the scan of my brain that you’re talking about?