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Overcoming Your Greatest Challenge with Sean Swarner

Sean Swarner is an inspirational public speaker, adventurer and  2x cancer survivor who has completed the explorers’ grand slam and is the first cancer survivor to stand on the top of the world.

He talks with Nick about his journey and why it’s all about making the most of the present and striving to give something back and offer hope to others.

This is a truly inspirational listen about grit, resilience, mindset, values and why having a purpose is the key to being present in the world and overcoming the challenges 


The past has gone and there is nothing I can do about it, tomorrow may never come so no matter what happens today is the best day ever

In that moment I knew I had two choices either fight for my life or just give up and die

I didn’t want to focus on not dying I wanted to focus on living

I wanted to focus on what I did want not avoidance of what I didn’t want

It was a combination of everything at the same time – modern medicine, prayer, not giving up, a sense of humour, visualisation and family all contributed

It’s not just the visualisation it’s tapping into the emotions ‘how do you feel?’

I wanted to give something back and offer hope to other cancer sufferers and kept searching for higher and higher platforms until it became climbing Everest

I’m more afraid of not living than dying

Many people play it safe but crossing the line of fear is where life begins

I’m afraid of not doing enough, that I won’t ever accomplish enough so when I do something I have to then move on and do something else

From the instant, you are born your brain takes in everything around it

If you are not careful what you consume can program your brain instead of you programming it for yourself

If you understand what your key values are you able to focus on how you spend your time effectively

Being in the world without a sense of purpose is pointless

There are no guarantees today and the now are all you actually have


‘I want to make the best out of the 24 hours ahead of me each day’

‘I visualised being inside my body and destroying the cancer cells’

‘When I got to the summit I unfurled that flag and wrapped it around the top of the world’


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My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds – with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

I’m passionate about personal and professional development – showing up and being the best version of myself … every day.

My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations – so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms – utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.


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