Jessica Cox was born without arms. The doctors do not know why she was born “differently-abled.” But she does. Jessica has made achievements with her feet that most people only dream of.

Her most famous accomplishment was learning how to fly. It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She received the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.

Jessica now works as a motivational speaker. She travels the world sharing her story and encouraging people to be creative and innovative with the slogan “Think outside the shoe.”™

Now she shares her story with people around the world.

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What we talked about:

  • One thing that keeps Jessica Cox excited these days [1:13]
  • Jessica Cox’s story [1:50]
  • Who inspires Jessica Cox aside from her parents [3:00]
  • The angry Jessica Cox [3:59]
  • The miracle moment or aha moment of Jessica Cox [4:59]
  • The most difficult time for Jessica Cox [6:44]
  • Boosting self-confidence [7:39]
  • Jessica Cox’s greatest fear [8:56]
  • Jessica Cox’s one big message to someone who’s going through tough times [11:49]
  • What you have is exactly what you need to live a happy life [12:55]

Jessica Cox’s Awards and Accolades:

  • Plane and Pilot Magazine’s 10 Best Pilots, 2013
  • Inspiration Award for Women: Most Aspirational, 2012 USA; Inspiration International, 2013 UK
  • Guinness World Record: The First Armless Person in the World Ever to Have Obtained a Pilot’s License, 2011
  • AOPA LIVE Pilots Choice Award 2010: Most Watched Female Aviator
  • Published in Ripley’s Believe It or Not, 2009

Get in touch with Jessica Cox:

Music Attribution: Corporate (Success) by Scott Holmes, Corporate (Uplifting) by Scott Holmes

This podcast is edited, mixed and mastered by Joseph Glick  

Courage is to tell your story with your whole heart.

In my recent conversation with my guest Shannon Kaiser Writes, a Happiness Guru, Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by Café Truth, Best-Selling Author, and a six-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul, she courageously bared her soul on how she came up with her new book, The Self-Love Experiment. I love the vulnerability and authenticity in this conversation.

More about Shannon Kaiser…

Shannon Kaiser is an inspirational author, speaker, travel writer, and life coach who left her successful career in advertising several years ago to follow her heart and be a writer. Her unique and adventurous twist to self-help inspires people to take risks and embrace the unknown so they can live openly and courageously from their heart.

Her website was named top 100 self-help blogs on the Internet by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Shannon Kaiser writes best-selling books and wildly popular blogs about happiness, inspiring people around the world to ditch what doesn’t serve them and follow their paths to true joy and satisfaction.” —Mind Body Green

Stream here to listen to our conversation….

What we talked about:

  • Shannon’s journey to finding her purpose and passion [01:11]
  • Shannon’s recovery from depression [02:00]
  • The greatest lessons Shannon learned by becoming a travel writer [03:26]
  • Why your biggest fears are motivators [05:07]
  • The Self-Love Experiment: 15 Principles for Becoming More Kind, Compassionate, and Accepting of Yourself [07:31]
  • Self-Love Principles and Gratitude Tips [09:30]
  • Grace is allowing yourself to be where you are and connecting to your authentic truth. [12:57]
  • Gratitude is an appreciation of life. [16:34]
  • The epiphany of Shannon during the Self-Love Experiment [17:05]
  • Being authentic and being vulnerable [20:24]
  • Shannon Kaiser as a catalyst to help people understand their Truth. [21:35]
  • Be kind to yourself. All problems are pathways to greater understanding [22:33]
  • Powerful Mantras and Affirmations [23:25]
  • You are right where you want to be to go where you want to go. [25:32]

Get in touch with Shannon Kaiser:

Music Attribution:
Corporate (Success) by Scott Holmes, Corporate (Uplifting) by Scott Holmes