This series brings to you the most thought-provoking excerpts from my chat sessions with visionary personalities, as recorded for the Slingshot Living radio show. The conversations reveal valuable wisdom, playful anecdotes and useful advice on how to continuously overstep perceived boundaries for success in your business and your personal life.
This segment features another excerpt from my inspirational chat with Kris Carr, New York Times best-selling author and wellness warrior.
Gabor: In my book, Slingshot: Re-Imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life, I talk about the exhilaration and the necessity of re-imagining whatever it is we do—and I think that duality is so important. Firstly to harness that creativity is both exciting and fun, but it’s also become necessary because we live in such an uncertain, unpredictable time that we can’t just continue to attack problems and situations the same way as we did in the past. So I’m curious what particular boundaries do you like to re-imagine for yourself, or challenge others to re-imagine.
Kris: That’s really wonderful. I know that in the beginning, for me I had to re-imagine health and cancer and create a world where I fit in. For the most part people get a diagnosis and they go down the traditional medicine route. But I did not have that opportunity because there was cure and no treatment—no chemo, no radiation, no surgery, no nothing—and when it was diagnosed it was Stage IV. So I had to re-imagine a world where I fit in. Re-imagine wellness to include someone like me and realize that health is not the absence of disease—it’s the presence of vitality. Once I got hold of that everything changed and then I was no longer crippled or disabled or stuck in the fear or mindset that would keep me from taking action and making a green juice.
I invite you to listen to the entire inspiring chat with Kris here.