Nathan Ogden has been paralyzed twice! Today he lives as a quadriplegic, but he hasn’t let his inability to move his body stop him from driving his truck, skydiving, or biking 1200 miles to raise money to buy wheelchairs for people in third-world countries through his non-profit “Chair the Hope.”This is his story. A story about not allowing life’s challenges to leave you mentally frozen and learning to live your best life and find gratitude no matter what comes your way.
Nathan Ogden has taught thousands how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis to progress through eliminating excuses in their lives. He is a wheelchair athlete, co-creator of the non-profit Chair The Hope, and author of the book Unfrozen and co-authored Resilience and Leadership In Trying Times, both #1 Bestsellers. Nathan is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker, trainer, and coach. Nathan loves to live life and has experienced snow skiing, snorkeling, skydiving, completing a half triathlon, rappelling off a 150-foot cliff, and morerecently riding a hand-powered bicycle 1,200 miles with his family raising money for, and personally delivering wheelchairs needed in underdeveloped countries. Nathan lives in Boise, Idaho, and is married to a beautiful wife with four children. His courage and determination give hope and power to all who know him and hear his messages. If you want to contact Nathan for a speaking engagement, or to speak with him personally, you can connect with him at https://nathanogden.com If you want to learn more about, or donate to, his nonprofit organization Chair The Hope, you can find information here: https://chairthehope.org
Nathan Ogden knew his life to be near perfect with two young children, a wonderful wife of four years, and a successful career. Then at 26 years old, life presented a drastic challenge three days before Christmas in 2001. Searching for adventure on a snow-capped mountain would soon have Nathan trading in his skis for a wheelchair. Coming off a ski jump wrong he was instantly paralyzed and diagnosed as a quadriplegic, not able to swallow or even breathe on his own. There was too much to live for so he battled through setbacks and obstacles with intense therapy. Nathan returned to work full time, was able to drive again, and embraced his new life from a seated position with the motto of “We Believe”. He was getting much stronger and knew he would walk again. Through intense therapy and pain over the next year he recovered nearly half of his body function and began working full-time again. Just as life seemed “normal” again Nathan experienced another devastating neck break that robbed him the use of his hands, triceps, and any regained movement from the chest down. By staring his excuses in the eye he found new legs to live life standing taller. Today, he is a highly sought after inspirational keynote speaker, trainer and author of the book, Unfrozen. Nathan has taught thousands in business, organizations, nonprofits and schools how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis to progress through eliminating excuses in their professional and personal lives. Nathan instantly connects with his audience and delivers invaluable principles they can relate to and act upon. Since his second neck break he has experienced snow skiing, snorkeling, skydiving, completing a half triathlon and most recently rappelling off a 150 foot cliff. Nathan resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Heather, and together they enjoy raising their four children. His courage and determination give hope and power to all who know and hear his message. Learn more here: http://nathanogden.com ------------------------------------------------------- About the Podcast: Connecting with the community is a priority for BVA. The goal of this podcast is to have conversations that shed new light on different perspectives to create a dialog that inspires excellence. The Inspire Excellence podcast is an Idaho based show that is hosted by Troy McClain, CEO of Tovuti Learning Systems and Tommy Ahlquist the CEO of BVA. Each episode features different guests and compelling topics. Leave a review on whatever platform you decide to listen on and tell your friends! Follow Us Online At: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/inspireexcellencepo... Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bvadev/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0R... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bvadev/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bvadev LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bva-...
Nathan Ogden has been paralyzed twice! Today he lives as a quadriplegic, but he hasn’t let his inability to move his body stop him from driving his truck, skydiving, or biking 1200 miles to raise money to buy wheelchairs for people in third-world countries through his non-profit “Chair the Hope.” This is his story. A story about not allowing life’s challenges to leave you mentally frozen and learning to live your best life and find gratitude no matter what comes your way. To learn more about Nathan’s non-profit and how you can become involved, click the link below. https://chairthehope.org/
32 - Conquer Your Fears, Let go of Limiting Beliefs and move from Paralysis to Progress with Nathan Ogden
Meant for More Podcast with Charity Majors
You guys are going to LOVE this episode!! Nathan Ogden is a quadriplegic that has learned how to let go of limiting beliefs, conquer your fears and move from paralysis to progress. His story is INSPIRING to say the least. We discuss what it takes to go from “me” to “we” - how to enroll other’s into the bigger vision and how life should be a group effort. We discuss the mindset it takes to “walk again” even when you lose it all (more than once). You will be inspired to do soul searching and ask yourself is “it” worth fighting for, what moves you from being stuck, and what your “Q cards” (or your excuses) are that keep you where you are. Nathan shares how his family and him rode bikes, over 1200 miles, to raise money to buy wheelchairs for families in other countries...they have now raised over $100,000, have been able to give (and deliver) almost 1000 wheelchairs to people in other countries, and how His purpose is leaving a lasting legacy. Questions asked in this Episode: -What moves you out of being stuck? -How do you find your purpose? -How do you inspire others to be enrolled in your vision? -How do you know “it” is worth fighting for? In this Episode We Talk About: -Conquering Fears -Identifying Fears -Working so hard for something, only to lose it all again… -How to know if something is worth fighting for. -What moves you out of being stuck. -With fear comes excuses -How to find your purpose by following what brings you joy and what lights you up. -Finding a purpose that is bigger than you...because it’s not about you! -How your goals will be accomplished MUCH FASTER when you help other people reach their goals. -If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -Let go, let God...His plans are way better anyways... Guest Bio: Nathan Ogden has taught thousands how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis to progress through eliminating excuses in their lives. He is a highly sought after keynote speaker, wheelchair athlete, co-creator of the non-profit Chair The Hope, and author of the book Unfrozen. In 2001, Nathan broke his neck snow skiing leaving him paralyzed and in tremendous pain. Nathan lives in Meridian, Idaho and is married to a beautiful wife with four children. He uses his unique life-changing experiences in overcoming challenges to train a vast variety of groups, from high schools to business executives throughout the country. Nathan’s courage and determination gives hope and power to all who know him and hear his messages Resources: NathanOgden.com ChairTheHope.Org Nathan’s Book: Unfrozen - https://amzn.to/2OosHnV -- If you believe that you are a message-carrier and you know that the lessons you have learned are meant to be shared with others and to help them, then I invite you to join my #MeantForMore Challenge: 14-Days to Unlocking your Purpose. Find out more at WeAreMeantForMore.com Be sure to visit my website at CharityMajors.com And come hang out with me on social media - @CharityMajors on Instagram and Charity Majors on Facebook. https://www.instagram.com/charitymajors/ https://www.facebook.com/CharityMajorsFanPage/ Join my FREE FB Group: http://www.charitymajors.com/meantformoretribe I look forward to connecting with you! xoxo - Charity Terms & Conditions
Nathan Ogden is a very special individual, introduced to us through our mutual friend and former guest Devin Thorpe. Nathan truly represents perseverance. He has a unique life story to share with us, battling through the toughest of injuries and surviving, emerging as an author and a real hero of our time. Enjoy!
Motivational speaker, author, and community leader, Nathan Ogden shares his inspiring story about becoming twice paralyzed and learning to live an "Unfrozen" life. Armed with a “WE BELIEVE” attitude Ogden takes listeners through his path of forgiveness, hope, and purpose...while exploring the depths of his character. Additionally, Ogden talks about how his charity: "Chair the Hope" provides joyful meaning while serving others. Later, Wildcat Nation students explore their thoughts and feelings about Ogden's wisdom.
Ep. 108 - Adversity? Bring It On: Moving from Mental Paralysis to Progress - with Nathan Ogden
The Impact Entrepreneur
Nathan Ogden is an inspirational speaker, coach, quadriplegic athlete, and the author of UnFrozen: Superior Systems to Move from Paralysis to Progress. He has spent years motivating and inspiring audiences and readers on how to conquer their fears and move from paralysis to progress. Nathan’s life changed in 2001. He was skiing and hit a jump, launching himself over 20 feet in the air. He landed on his neck, shattering his C7 vertebrae. Nathan was instantly paralyzed and told he would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Nathan and his wife didn’t listen to that prognosis; “We have too many things that we want to do, so I will walk again and we will do whatever we have to do to get there.” But, unfortunately, Nathan’s adversity didn’t end there. During recovery, Nathan contracted pneumonia. He went unconscious in the middle of the night, so he was rushed to the hospital. While they were getting ready to take x-rays, he fell off the x-ray table – breaking his neck a second time. When he woke up a few hours later and his wife told him what happened, the first three words out of Nathan’s mouth were, “Bring it on.” However, after about a month, negative thoughts started creeping in. He lost the use of everything from the chest down, a considerable amount of what he had already worked to recover. “That’s when it hit me and I became what I call mentally paralyzed.” If you’re depressed or feel stuck, Nathan believes there are a few small (but significant) steps you need to take: You have to put a name to what you’re feeling – then you can start dealing with it. Identify things that will make you feel good about yourself during the day. For example, Nathan wouldn’t check his social media until he had helped at least one person that day. Don’t compare yourself to other people. “I need to quit comparing myself to others and be the best that I know I can be. That’s good enough.” Even two neck breaks couldn’t stop Nathan for long because he lives by the words his father passed down to him: “Live adventure – don’t watch it.” This is never more obvious than in his philanthropic work: Nathan and his family created Chair the Hope to raise awareness and money for wheelchairs to be delivered in developing countries. Nathan, his wife, and their four children kicked this off with a 1,200 mile bike ride, which they rode together, relay style, over the course of 12 days. You can help help Ogden family in their mission to inspire others to get outside and keep moving despite disabilities, fears, or excuses, while raising money to donate to the Wheelchair Foundation, by supporting Chair of Hope at https://www.wheelchairfoundation.org/donations. -- Resources: Learn more at NathanOgden.com Connect with Nathan: Facebook | Twitter Support Chair of Hope UnFrozen: Superior Systems to Move from Paralysis to Progress -- We are brought to you by the Lawton Marketing Group, a full service advertising and design agency serving companies and entrepreneurs at all levels. The are your one stop shop for all your website, logo, social media, print, app design and reputable management needs. Visit LawtonMG.com for more info. -- The Impact Entrepreneur Show is produced by Podcast Masters
Nathan Ogden broke his neck in a skiing accident at age 26. The lessons he has learned and the insights he has gained are applicable for all of us. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.