In 2004, Michael Sandler undertook a 5000 mile, 40 day, solo, unsupported bike ride to raise awareness around learning disabilities. In this candid, heart-warming interview, find out how to find the strength to continue when the going gets tough in life.
Jessica Lee here your mysteriously absent co-host, who’s actually here today and Michael’s typically loving wife. Don’t worry, Michael’s not on holiday, he’s right here on the line with me, but today we’ve planned a special treat for you. And today I’ll be turning the tables on Michael and interviewing him as a guest on Inspire Nation.
You might know Michael sandler as the uber positive host of inspire nation. You might think that he was born this way, but truthfully speaking, though he did came into this world with some admirable traits, he had to work pretty hard at becoming the man I so admire today.
Now as Michael’s wife, you might think that I’ve heard his stories a million times by now – it’s true I have, but amazingly I’ve never tired of hearing them. There’s always something new & fascinating to learn. So I decided I wanted to give you, the listener, the opportunity to be truly inspired by Michael himself.
Today we’re going to zero in on one oh-so incredible epic journey that Michael took. Back in 2006, he rode his bicycle across the country to raise awareness for children and adults with learning disabilities, 5,000 miles in 40 days, solo and unsupported. Yes, that means it was him, his bicycle, a few pieces of precious gear, and Mexican radio – though that didn’t last very long. We’ll talk more about that later.
Today we’re going to talk about divine inspiration – how to know when it’s not coming from you, perseverance vs. being plain stubborn; how to keep going when the going gets tough, what to do when people start doubting you, how to summon in the miracles when things start looking bleak & keeping the faith no matter what.
What possessed Michael to undertake such a grueling physical endeavor
Why he only allowed himself 6 weeks to prepare
Why Michael brought 1/2 of a Wayne Dyer book with him, and mailed the rest of the Wayne Dyer book back to himself!
Finding out how little you need to survive and the beauty of simplifying
How Michael went from calling events “nightmares” to “opportunities”
How people doubted Michael’s ability to finish, and why Michael never wavered in his conviction
How the universe sometimes tests you
Michael’s metaphor of standing on a diving board and sinking down before you can launch
What Michael discovered when he finally turned off the music and what you can discover in the silence
How to get over the fear of being alone
What happened when Michael ran out of money on 3 separate occasions
How to call in more miracles into your life
How doing good in the world, brings more
goodness back to you
What transpired when Michael got pulled over by police (twice!)
Why it’s ok if you’re path in life isn’t a straight line
Why sometimes it’s necessary to go backwards, before you can move forwards
How to cultivate your intuition and be certain it’s not coming from you
How Michael got through some of the toughest parts of America, including the murder capital of the country, on his bicycle
What was waiting for him at the end of his bike ride
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