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In this episode of the Operation Self Reset podcast, Jake is talking with motivational speaker Coach Alex.

Alex knew at age eleven that he wanted to be a motivational speaker, but he put that desire on the back burner and became a swim coach instead. One day, he realized it wasn’t really what he wanted to do. He loved being around people and coaching them, but he wanted to take the swim team part out of it. The idea of being a motivational speaker kept coming back to him and so he had to follow his passion.

The journey from a swim coach to a motivational speaker wasn’t easy. Of course, friends aren’t always as encouraging when you say you want to be a motivational speaker over more “normal” career paths, but Alex knew he had to follow his dream. Changing your path in life can help you learn who your real friends are and introduce you to new people who have a great impact on your life.

Everyone wants to make changes in their lives, whether it’s your job or losing weight or finding your perfect match. But so many of us try and fail over and over again. Why? Alex tells us that to really change, we have to change ourselves from the inside. It’s not enough to say that you want to make this change in your life—you need to know the real reason why you want to change. That will be the best motivation you can find to make a big impact in your life.


Featured Quote of the Day

[quote style=”boxed”]Succeed to fail as to fail is to succeed… You learn more from failing than doing it right first time[/quote]

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Here’s what Jake and Alex talked about in this episode:

  • Finding your direction in life
  • Find value in what you do and how you help people
  • How to motivate yourself each day
  • Valuing your time and what you do with it


Mentioned in This Episode

  • CoachAlexKuhn.com
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • Tony Robbins
  • Get a free audiobook at Audibletrial.com/osr!


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There is never going to be a right time to make the change you dream of. Stop waiting for the perfect moment and take a chance. Don’t let anything hold you back. Follow your dream and do what you’re passionate about.


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  2. Jesse Walton says:

    Awesome interview with Coach Alex Smith! Definitely someone who is easy to relate to and leaves an impression with the listener! You have to bring him back again!!

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