S1:E3 Will Gadd


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Red Bull athlete Will Gadd is the most accomplished ice climber on the planet. In addition to his cutting edge feats in the ice climbing arena, Gadd is also a world-class paraglider and kayaker that holds world records in both genres. However, Gadd would be the first to tell us that he’s really not a gifted athlete, but rather “a serial obsessive compulsive about learning sports.” In our conversation Gadd speaks to how his success comes from wrestling, and ultimately dancing, with fear…. but only in a calculated and meaningful way. Additionally, we talk intimately about how and why he loves to live dangerous dreams and come home alive, how he deals with failure through irrational optimism, the positive power of negative thinking and his feeling of indebtedness to the mountain tribe. Inspired by Will? Satiate your appetite with more info below: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realwillgadd/ Website: http://willgadd.com/ TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTdFkPTTnsA Niagara Falls Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU5i1WjRBhE Check out our sound ninja Luke Funicella on Bandcamp to enjoy more of his music here: lukefunicella.bandcamp.com

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