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Episode 185- Team Agar on Developing a No Limits Mindset

December 21, 2023 • Inspiration & Motivation
Team Agar

How would your life be different if you started asking yourself: What’s possible? Johnny Agar was born with cerebral palsy, a muscle disorder that makes it difficult to walk and talk. From an early age, Johnny’s parents Becki and Jeff taught him that no obstacle was insurmountable and Johnny exemplifies this by willing himself to become the athlete he always dreamed of being. Team Agar participates in endurance races all over the world, with Jeff pushing, pulling and hauling Johnny as they swim, bike and run. At each race, Johnny walks the last mile on his own. They’ve completed more than 200 races from 5Ks to marathons to Ironmans. And in 2024, they will compete in the iconic Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. In our conversation today, we talk about overcoming limits, finding the gift in failure, and staying positive in the face of adversity.

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Show Notes

  • How Becki and Jeff raised Johnny with a “no limits” mindset after his cerebral palsy diagnosis (2:24)
  • Why Johnny chooses not to see his disability as an excuse (6:36)
  • The power of a positive mindset (10:06)
  • How Jeff started competing in races with Johnny (10:50)
  • Their first time competing in the 2016 Ironman World Championship in Kona (15:10)
  • What’s it’s like for Johnny and Jeff compete together as a team (16:56)
  • Why Johnny walks the final mile of each race on his own (20:09)
  • The father – son relationship between Jeff and Johnny (24:04)
  • Sometimes you win; sometimes you learn. (26:16)
  • How Johnny has found his community through racing (31:13)
  • How you can support the Team Agars trip to Kona (32:03)
  • The inspiration for Johnny’s book, The Impossible Mile (33:32)
  • The importance of being fully present in the lives of your kids (38:28)

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