The Wellness Puzzle Podcast

You get what you expect

Episode Summary

In episode 52, I speak again to the inspiring Carol Cooke. From the age of 9 years old, living in Canada, she had the dream of winning Olympic gold in gymnastics. It took 41 years, four sports, two countries, and the diagnosis of Multiple Schlerosis for her to finally achieve that dream as a cyclist for Australia in 2012. Now, at the age of 59 years old, she has three Para-Olympic gold medals in cycling and is on the verge of winning another gold medal in Tokyo this year, and publishing her second book. Her secret of her success can be distilled into to one word... Expectancy. Trust me, this is a conversation you do not want to miss!

Episode Notes

Carol Cooke is a truly remarkable lady, with character traits that we can all hone and develop. Her courage, her persistence, her self-proclaimed stubbornness and her total expectancy that it would happen, kept her going from one setback to the next until she finally overcame her many challenges to win her first Para-Olympic gold medal for Australia in 2012. She was 50 years and it took 41 years of creating, and she now has three gold medals from two Para-Olympic games.

Carol is about to turn 60 years old and is still acting like a women many years her junior. On the verge of heading to Tokyo to compete in her third Para-Olympic games, I asked her what she expected from these games. She looked at me and said, in no uncertain terms, 'I expect to win!' It is this powerful expectancy that has helped her overcome disappointment, heartbreak, disease and time to be where she is today, and having this inspiring conversation with me. 

In addition to her remarkable athletic career, she is on the verge of publishing her second book, called, 'The Force Within.' How she received a publishing contract from a traditional publisher one week after she submitted the manuscript, is unheard of. However, for Carol, it was just what she expected. If you want better results in any area of your life, then the message in this podcast is not to be missed. Enjoy my conversation with Carol Cooke.

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