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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.

May 22, 2017

I had the pleasure of having a conversation with a young Kiwi dude currently residing in L.A. His name is Stephen McDowell, or better known on social media as “The Buzzy Kiwi”. Stephen’s plan for his life hit a bump a couple of years back. Just out of uni and working as a self-employed personal trainer an old rugby injury came back to haunt him. Undergoing what he thought was a routine surgery, he woke up to the news that the cartilage in his hip had started dying and he was experiencing arthritic changes. Instead of being back at work in 3 days, he couldn’t walk for 8 weeks, and couldn’t exercise for 8 months. I got to talk with him on the podcast about what happened and then his re-evaluation of what was important to the way he lived his life.

Stephen is travelling the world and has found a new passion travelling and creating videos about it.

We talk;

Taking the time to learn about himself and taking the opportunity to re-shape his life

His technique for dealing with difficult situations

Standing up to his family

Making it up as he goes

How he is a sunshine kind of guy

That anything can happen when you break out of the mould 


Guest: The Buzzy Kiwi - Stephen McDowell

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Host: Chris Desmond

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Music: Jeremy Desmond Music