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032: No Excuses with Kyle Maynard

May 23, 2018

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Welcome to episode 32

Welcome to episode 32 where he have a guest who truly fits this month’s theme of believing in yourself. Kyle Maynard was born without arms or legs and has accomplished great things in his life that were only done because he believed in himself and did not let his physical limitations become excuses.

Key Take Aways 

  • There’s always a climatization that has to occur whenever you go outside of your comfort zone, but that is where your growth occurs
  • The meaning of your existence is something you create
  • Sometimes, belief is borrowed from others because we don’t have it in ourselves at that moment
  • Suffering is necessary to level up
  • Having a vision is critical


Quotes Mentioned


  • “Not dead, can’t quit.” – Richard Machowicz
  • “Do not go where the path may lead. Go where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Your purpose of existence is to follow your bliss.” – Joseph Campbell
  • “No mud, no lotus.” -Thich Nhat Hanh

Time Stamped Show Notes

  • (02:45) Amanda introduces Kyle Maynard
  • (05:24) Kyle Maynard begins to talk about his story
  • (11:32) Kyle talks about the mindset shift he needed to have to accomplish the things he has
  • (15:30) Kyle talks about the story behind his book “No Excuses”
  • (19:31) How Kyle stays positive
  • (28:56) Kyle shares how “Man in the Arena” by Teddy Roosevelt impacted his life
  • (33:06) Why Kyle believes people don’t step into their own 1%
  • (39:29) How Kyle uses visualization in his life
  • (42:26) How James has used visualization
  • (43:57) James & Kyle talk about faith, belief and the journey to becoming our own 1%
  • (55:21) What Be That 1% means to James
  • (56:57) Quotes that Kyle uses most in his life.
  • (1:05:15) Where Kyle sees his life 10 years from now
  • (1:08:07) Amanda shares her upcoming event.

Connect with Kyle


Instagram: @kylemaynard


Apparel Company: MASF Apparel  www.smashinfrog.com

People Mentioned:

Life Partner, Lexi Gibson @beautythroughmyeyes

Best Friend, Mitch Aguiar @mitch_aguiar

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