Have you ever had a moment… where without warning, the path of your entire life was irrevocably changed? That’s what happened to my guest today. Aaron Baker was a professional motocross rider, with sponsors and a promising career. His bike stalled mid-air, leaving him with a career-ending spinal cord injury. He was given a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of ever regaining function. He’s turned that all around, using entrepreneurship and extreme dedication to build a center for people in similar situations, becoming an advocate and ambassador for the cause. Follow me on Instagram: @therosspalmer
The Most Underrated Bodybuilder In History, Aaron Baker #44
Fitness Fame & Fortune
To say that 90's bodybuilding superstar Aaron Baker was "underrated" is an understatement. Categorically revered as an Olympia threat, his "defection" to Vince McMahon's WBF sealed his fate when he left and competed in the IFBB - Notice we didn't say "back to the IFBB." Aaron never was in the IFBB before signing with the WBF!! Get the whole story and and more with the original BatMan of bodybuilding on this episode of Fitness Fame & Fortune... #FitnessFame&Fortune, #DragonDlayerMedia, #RichGaspari, #JohnRomano, #AaronBaker, #Bodybuilding, #BodybuildingPodcast, #OldSchoolBodybuilding, #90'sBobybuilder, #MostUnderratedBodybuilder
We kick off the series by talking to Aaron Baker from Kleene.ai, giving his insights into Video Prospecting, the tricks of Cold Calling, building your brand on LinkedIn and progressing into a closing role.
Season 2, Ep 23 - Aaron Baker on Being Grateful for the Miracle of Life
28 Summers - Live Adventurously
This week I’m talking to Aaron Baker and his story is nothing short of remarkable. In 1999, as a professional motocross athlete, he sustained a career-ending spinal cord injury, fracturing three of his cervical vertebrae rendering him a quadriplegic. He was given the prognosis of “one-in-a-million” chance of ever feeding himself again. From the onset of his injury, he focused on not accepting the pessimistic outlook offered by the doctors around him and instead he focused on the power of his mind and willed himself to make progress; millimetre by painful millimetre. He is - by his own definition - a recovering-quadriplegic – constantly progressing, regressing and consciously evolving. He is an adventure athlete, author, speaker, entrepreneur and ambassador for spinal cord injury And his story is one of the most exceptional I have ever heard and it was a privilege to be able to sit with him and learn from him. I really hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did.
Aaron Baker was a professional motocross athlete when he sustained a career ending spinal cord injury. He fractured his cervical vertebrae 4,5,6 rendering him a quadriplegic and was given the prognosis of “one in a million” chance of just being able to feed himself again..When it comes to people overcoming the odds, look no further than this man. The fact that he is still alive is a miracle but then you consider what he’s gone on to do since his accident and you would be forgiven for thinking that it’s just all an elaborate story made up to feature on Netflix. Well funnily enough his award winning and very real story ‘Coming to my senses’ is actually on Netflix but he’s been making waves from long before then..Aaron and I are actually both ambassadors for Wings For Life who are the charity arm of Red Bull and fund spinal cord injury research. He has been an inspiration to me since my accident so to finally sit down and have this conversation with him was really cool. Aaron not only has a lot of experience with resilience but he’s become a student of mind and body resulting in someone we can all learn a huge amount from. He’s cool, calm and highly insightful…everything I hoped for and so much more. .We talk about:Change Finding peaceAcceptanceEnjoyable pain& much more..Hope you enjoy and as always thank you for listening....Resources:WFL - https://www.wingsforlife.com/en/Coming to my senses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3ZhAfn1cMwArrons website - http://imaaronbaker.com/.Follow Aaron:Insta - @imaaronbakerTwitter - @ImAaronBaker----------------------------------------------------------Thank you to our sponsor the Coaching AcademyThe Coaching Academy are the world's largest life coach training provider and do an absolutely amazing job, teaching everyday people to make a difference to the lives of others - every day.So if you've ever thought about helping people achieve their goals, gain greater clarity in their life or help them build confidence and resilience, a full or part time career working from home as a Life Coach may well be for you.Check out The Coaching Academy’s free webinars, they run every week and can help you find out if Life-Coaching is for youFind out more at tcacoach.com
Turning the lights back on - overcoming paralysis with Aaron Baker
Tales to Inspire
“I was on a ventilator and my lungs filled with fluid and I flatlined… I remember that moment and it is probably the most special and most profound experience I have ever had, where all my fear and anxiety began to merge. “ Aaron was the number 1 biker in the USA and then one day in 1999 his life changed forever. His motorcycle malfunctioned over a large jump and when after impacting the ground head first he realised that he was in trouble. As quickly as flicking a light switch off his neck was broken and all electricity to his body ceased. He had broken his neck and told that he had a one in a million chance of ever moving any body part below his neck. It was an absolute miracle that he was alive, but his Recovery is not miraculous, it was hard ass work. He talks about the importance of hard work and that the true miracle is that any of us are here today. After 2 decades of recovery, Aaron has also done some truly inspirational challenges, such as cycling in tandem with his mother across America in 2007, that took 3 and a half months and even walked 20 miles though Death Valley, for someone who was told they would never be able to move is quite remarkable. Aarons biggest low was when he found himself at the edge of a swimming pool in his electric wheelchair and at the edge of a swimming pool, ready to end his life. He felt like he was a burden, he couldn’t handle the change and he felt so confined in his body, with his mind and body so far away from being in sync. He talks about his struggles with his own darkness, but he realised that sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before pushing yourself back up. This is a truly remarkable episode of hope, recovery, hardwork and so much more. Resources: Aarons Amazon Prime Documentary - Support:
Aaron engages us with disaster preparedness as we share about our own life experiences, how we can learn from them as well as resetting our priorities as we plan ahead.YouTube Version Click HereYou can also follow Andrew and Daphne on their social media platforms:Andrew Kirk: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | ParlerDaphne Kirk: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | ParlerTo support the channel: Click Here- UK only Donations here: Click Here