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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast


Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

Oct 24, 2016

I was introduced to Olivia by Hollie Woodhouse who I talked to back in episode 23. Olivia is a recent world champion. She and the rest of the New Zealand Senior women’s canoe polo team – the Paddleferns took out the world champs in Italy. It’s an awesome achievement that as a kiwi I’m pretty proud of. Liv talks us through the challenges of the tournament, and what changed from the last few world champs where the girls had finished up fourth repeatedly.

Not only is Liv a world champion athlete but she also runs her own business. We talk about photography, in particular how she is helping to tell the story of the Christchurch rebuild.

Liv offers up some wicked insights. She talks about the struggle of trying to continue to believe in yourself, she chats about getting into the zone in all areas of her life, and about being kind to yourself and giving yourself a pat on the back when you need it.

Thanks everyone for taking the time to listen to Liv and I have a chat today. The podcast has just had its best month yet so I’d like to give a few thanks. Thanks as always to my little brother Jeremy Desmond for his musical genius, thanks to everyone that has supported me with this project especially my lovely wife, cheers to all the guests I have somehow managed to swindle in to coming to talk to me, and mostly thanks to everyone that has listened so far, it still amazes me. Make sure to share this one out it’s a doozy, and leave a comment or a review on iTunes or Stitcher, I hope you enjoy getting uncomfortable with me and Liv today.

Guest: Olivia Spencer-Bower

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