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.
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
Host: Chris Desmond
Music: Jeremy Desmond Music