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Nov 22, 2020

In today’s episode, Kate chats to renowned world-and Canadian champion whitewater kayaker, Nick Troutman about his career as a professional kayaker, how he got into the sport and how he is able to push boundaries in himself and in the kayaking community as he overcomes fears and challenges on a regular basis. Nick shares his insights on making life decisions that follow your passion - not societal norms. Kate and Nick both have valuable advice on how exactly you too can CRUSH your fears.

Discussion points

  • What a competition day looks  like for Nick
  • Nick’s scariest moment 
  • Having a “Win or Learn” mentality
  • Looking past the big paycheck and doing what you love 
  • The importance of preparation - for “overnight success” 
  • Dealing with Fear
  • Knowing the difference between fear and danger (Fear is not real)
  • Getting rid of negative self-talk 
  • Overcoming fear by breaking it down into smaller “chunks”
  • Not letting society determine your success
  • Setting a goal of success to increase potential
  • Overcoming childhood fears of water and heights
  • Fear isn’t real - push past it 
  • Managing risk (because while fear isn’t real, danger still is)
  • What’s in the near future for Nick?
  • Challenge to focus on your fears


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Nick Troutman’s YouTube Channel

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