Nick Santonastasso Inspires The Hell Out of Me - Born Without Legs And One Arm
Insight with Chris Van Vliet
Nick Santonastasso (@nicksantonastasso) is an author, motivational speaker, bodybuilder, wrestler and coach born with a very rare condition called Hanhart Syndrome. Only 3 out of 12 others Born with this condition are alive. Although he survived, Nick was born without legs and with only a portion of one of his arms. Nick hasn't allowed any of those challenges to stand in his way of living the life of his dreams. During this conversation with Chris Van Vliet at the Blue Wire Studios as the Wynn Las Vegas he talks about why the biggest disability is a bad mindset, why he believes he can accomplish anything, being an inspiration to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, learning from Tony Robbins, why he loves bodybuilding and more. This conversation with inspire the hell out of you like it did for me!For more info on Justin Schenck's Growth Now Summit that Nick Santonastasso and I are speaking at visit:https://www.growthnowsummit.com/If you enjoyed this episode, could I ask you to please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcast/iTunes? It takes less than a minute and makes a huge difference in helping to spread the word about the show and also to convince some hard-to-get guests.For more information about CVV and INSIGHT go to: https://podcast.chrisvanvliet.comFollow CVV on social media:Instagram: instagram.com/ChrisVanVlietTwitter: twitter.com/ChrisVanVlietFacebook: facebook.com/ChrisVanVlietYouTube: youtube.com/ChrisVanVlietTikTok: tiktok.com/@Chris.VanVliet Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
It was an honor to speak with one of the most motivational human beings on this planet. We talk to Nick about his amazing parents, his experience in school, his mindset, how he overcomes every obstacle imaginable and his definition of masculinity. Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want. When Nick was born, the doctors handed his parents a long list of things that he would never be able to do.” Nick’s parents politely thanked them and threw the list out. They raised Nick the same way they had raised his three able-bodied older siblings and instilled in him never to let the world tell him what he could or couldn’t do.Nick Santonastasso Instagram Victorious Event TicketsNick Santonastasso YoutubeBuilding Men InstagramBuilding Men WebsiteBuilding Men YouTubeBuilding Men FacebookBuildingmencoach@gmail.comBook a free coaching call with Building MenCheck out our sponsors Finish The Race – Home of the official Building Men gearBecome Stronger Industries Enter code "buildingmen" at checkout for 10% off your orderPlease consider giving us a 5-star rating and leaving a review. If this podcast resonates with you, please share it with anyone you think might benefit from the message. For more information about our Hero’s Journey Men's Retreat email us at: Buildingmencoach@gmail.com
Are you afraid of failure? Sometimes, all the tools we need for success are right in front of us, but we’re so obsessed with failing that we hold back and miss out on golden opportunities. Life will throw challenge after challenge at us, and if we don’t fight tooth and nail to overcome our fear of failure, the success we desire will always be out of reach. Nick was born with Hanhart syndrome, a rare birth defect that left him with no legs, an undeveloped right arm, and a left arm with one finger. Doctors told his parents that his mobility would be limited. Despite all of this, Nick is constantly defying the odds. He is a bestselling author, world renowned keynote speaker and a professional model/bodybuilder. He is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their limiting beliefs and live a life that has NO LIMITS. On this episode of the Rock Your Money, Rock Your Life Podcast, Nick and I discuss how embracing failure is a key point in achieving massive personal growth, the importance of persistence in achieving your goals, and why we should focus on our strengths and outsource our weaknesses.
Nick, who was born with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, is an inspirational keynote speaker and an internationally known bodybuilder and ﬁtness model. Nick did the unthinkable when he became a varsity wrestler in high school. At the same time, he rose to Social Media stardom, sharing his life and thoughts on acceptance, positivity, and pushing your limits with millions, gaining the admiration of A-list celebrities, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tony Robbins, and Ed Mylett. A powerful keynote speaker, Nick’s passion for helping others shines through as he takes his message to schools, universities, and Fortune 500’s. Highlights of the Episode: 1:48 - How to Pivot Away from Depression 09:06 - The Vacuum Prosperity Law 10:57 - Wiring the Mind to Repeat Steps that Work 20:23 - The Beliefs that Drive Success 21:20 - The Paradigm of Money 26:10 - Pushing Against the Resistance or Following Your Heart 29:24 - Holding Back from Change 33:12 - Letting Someone Else Giving You The Meaning 34:54 - Being Solution Oriented 39:55 - How to Handle Negativity from Social Media 45:54 - Closing Remarks Notable quotes from the Episode: “Humans will change for two reasons, we experience enough pain or we experience enough pleasure. But oftentimes with human psychology, you’ll run away from pain faster than you’ll run towards pleasure.” - Nick Santonastasso “Celebrating your wins is literally wiring your brain to want to feel the emotions of winning more” - Nick Santonastasso “It’s easy to feel like a loser when you don’t keep score.” - Nick Santonastasso “Most people have a highway to hell and a dirt road to happiness.” - Nick Santonastasso “If you don’t know what you’re passionate about, you haven’t tried enough things.” - Nick Santonastasso Connecting with the Guest Website: https://www.victornick.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NickSantonastasso/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicksantonastasso/ Connect with our growing community: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gobundance LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gobundancegbl/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoBundance Twitter: https://twitter.com/GoBundance Subscribe to our GoBundance Podcast: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gobundance-podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/.../gobundance.../id1110145229 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/grab-life-big-podcast Not a millionaire yet but want to be a part of our ecosystem? Check out EMERGE by GoBundance. Enroll Today! https://www.gobundance.com/emerge #VacuumProsperityLaw #ParadigmOfMoney #SolutionOriented
#307 - Nick Santonastasso - Motivational Speaker Born With No Legs & One Arm Shows Us How To Be A Victor And Not A Victim
The Jimmy Rex Show
Guest Bio:Nick Santonastasso is constantly defying the odds. Despite being born with no legs and one arm, Nick is a bodybuilder, internationally known public speaker and internet sensation.When Nick was conceived, he had a 30% chance of surviving birth. Nick was 1 of 12 people in the world at the time who was born with Hanhart Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Nick was self-loathing and thought about ending his life. Fortunately, he was able to find his “why” through wrestling in high school.Nick realized he was capable of achieving anything he set his sights on. He has continued to aim higher and higher, knowing that every day he lives is considered a medical miracle. He has made cameos on TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and has become a social media sensation gaining more than 1 million followers on “Vine” in less than a year. Nick has participated in competitive bodybuilding, showing he can achieve greatness and winning 3rd place in his first competition.Now, Nick is sharing his experience with people all over the world as a keynote speaker at schools, universities, nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies. He is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their suffering and live a life that has no limits, choosing to be a victor and not a victim.
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Jeff Heggie Daily Success Strategies 416: Override: Jeff Heggie & Nick Santonastasso https://jeffheggie.com/ https://jeffheggie.com/ConfidentAthlete https://mindset.jeffheggie.com/ Bigger Future Goal Setting: https://jeffheggie.com/goals/ https://jeffheggie.com/2021/10/21/override-nick-santonastasso/ Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want. When Nick was born, the doctors handed his parents a long list of things that he would never be able to do.” Nick’s parents politely thanked them and threw the list out. They raised Nick the same way they had raised his three able-bodied older siblings and instilled in him never to let the world tell him what he could or couldn’t do. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicksantonastasso/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NickSantonastasso YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NickSanto534
Your Mind Is your Only Disability || Nick Santonastasso
Nick is a medical miracle. Not only is he one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, the inspirational keynote speaker is an internationally known bodybuilder and fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth. The high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want. When Nick was born, the doctors handed his parents a long list of things that he would never be able to do.” Nick’s parents politely thanked them and threw the list out. They raised Nick the same way they had raised his three able-bodied older siblings and instilled in him never to let the world tell him what he could or couldn’t do.Subscribe to The Bull’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCeJKFFE1iqI_OzfK5dPuaASubscribe to The Bullpen podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bullpen/id1588663242Subscribe to The Bullpen podcast on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6BnmfXofFG0x0bdrzpNfcn?si=7220fabe105c40b9&nd=1Subscribe to The Bullpen podcast on Soundcloud:#TheBull #TheBullevans #TheBullpen #AlphaInfluence►Follow Jeremiah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebullevans/?hl=en►Follow Jeremiah on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeremiah.evans.906►Follow Jeremiah on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebullevans?lang=en►Follow Jeremiah on Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thebullevans?lang=en
Thanks to Onnit for sponsoring this episode! Visit www.onnit.com and use code “Overcome” for 10% off. Nick Santonastasso is the perfect first guest for OVERCOME. Nick is an inspirational keynote speaker, bestselling author, bodybuilder and ﬁtness model. His story is sure to change your life. Nick has overcome a rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, and was born missing both his legs, one arm, and has only one finger. He is a master of confidence and mindset. He inspires Tony Robbins, The Rock, Ed Mylett, and many more. Nick’s tire flipping Join the Fight for the Forgotten Fight Club Subscribe to The Amy Edwards Show here and find Amy on Instagram @realamyedwards. Hot Pie Media is an on-demand digital audio/video entertainment network with interests primarily in the creation of original, relevant, and entertaining podcasts. https://hotpiemedia.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Nick Santonastasso’s Comeback Story - The Unshakeable Mindset
Nick Santonastasso delivers some inspiring wisdom learned from 25 years of adversity. Being born with no legs and one arm gave Nick a choice in life. He could resent the hand that he was dealt, or he could choose to live life to its fullest and turn that obstacle into a launchpad for success, growth, and learning. Nick shares the mindset and beliefs that allow him to crush it every single day and how your story of adversity is the foundation for your success if you choose it to be. Growing up was incredibly challenging for Nick. One of the biggest advantages he received early on was his parents focusing on the 30% chance of him surviving and not the 70% chance of him dying. What you focus on you get more of, and Nick pulled through to continue to take on the obstacles in front of him. Nick’s parents gave him as many opportunities to figure things out for himself as much as possible. Early on, Nick developed an empowering relationship with failure and rejection, and became solution-oriented above all. Focus 10% of your energy on the problem, analyze it, feel it, and then commit the rest of your energy to the solution because what you focus on you get more of. You need to realize that who you are is built over time and you need to put in the work every day. Focus = Emotion = Action = Results. What is wrong in your life will always be there to focus on, but on the flip side what is right is always there too and you get to choose. In middle and high school, Nick was looking for the secret sauce which was confidence. Confidence is a skill that you hone and practice, and is following through on your promises. How many times have you made a promise to yourself that you broke? Every time you do that you diminish your self integrity and your word and your relationship with yourself. One broken promise can lead to a downward spiral. Confidence and self-worth is the foundation to your success, because you will never make more than you think you are worth, in all areas of your life. When something negative happens to us, we have the choice of stacking thoughts either negatively or positively. For Nick, an early experience of pain from bullying led to him choosing to break through the pain and choosing the positive path. Your brain is a problem solving machine and if you ask it a question it’s going to give you an answer. Negative, disempowering questions like “why me?” will give you disempowering answers. Great leaders don’t give you answers, they lead you to the right answers by asking the right questions. What are you willing to sacrifice for your dream? What are the limiting beliefs that you need to cut out that are not serving you? Who are the people in your life that you need to cut out that are no longer serving you? Love your family and friends, but choose your peer group. If you spend time with people with low standards, it’s only a matter of time before you lower your own standards. Change is hard because our brain is always trying to bring us back to our old identity. We are in a constant battle with our old self that is trying to sabotage our growth. Nick recalls an event when he was on an airplane and how he chose to look at the situation in a positive light. Reframing is a technique that you can use to find the empowering meaning from a negative event. One of the most painful moments in Nick’s adult life was when his brother overdosed. Nick had to rise up and be there for his father. He learned that he can’t control everything in his life, that things will happen and they can either sink you or you can learn from it. Your adversity sculpted you. Your adversity is a blessing that enables your ability to cultivate a more powerful character. Nick has a daily practice that he uses to maintain his unshakeable mindset. Two of his non-negotiables are drinking a gallon of water and 45 mins of movement. Most people have a dirt road to happiness and a highway to hell. Most people design the rules of their life to make it hard to feel successful. You are in charge of your rules. Gratitude is the most powerful emotion because it outweighs all the negative emotions. You can be grateful for the things that you have, but you can also be grateful for things that haven’t happened yet, and doing so pulls it toward you. This is why visualization and meditation can be so powerful. Avoiding your phone in the morning is a simple way to keep the ball in your court instead of giving your power away to the world. If Nick could offer a piece of advice to his younger self it would be to stay the course. Most people aren’t persistent enough to get the results they want. Also, seek validation from within and take your power back. The only opinion that matters is your own. Comparison is the thief of joy. Only compare yourself to the next greater version of yourself. If you know you need to change but don’t know where to start, begin by consuming great content. Your mind is a garden, and if you don’t tend your garden weeds will grow. Find someone who has the mindset and lifestyle you want and model them. Be conscious of the people that you are learning from. Always have your goals and ambitions at the top of your mind and always share them with people because you never know who is going to open the next door for you. Nick’s comeback shoutout goes to his brother and his business partner. Sometimes it takes a person from a different walk of life to see a gift in you that you may not see for yourself.
Be prepared to have your perspective shifted in the next 30 minutes.Nick is just that - a perspective shifter. As one of only four humans alive with the rare genetic disorder Hanhart Syndrome, Nick was born with no legs and one arm. You'll quickly see that this has provided him with no handicap. By the time Nick was a teenager, he had over a million followers on social platforms being inspired by the likes of Dwayne Johnson and Ed Mylett.Nick is a best selling author, competitive athlete and internationally known bodybuilder, a fitness model, a public speaker, and runs multiple companies. As Nick would say, "The biggest disability you have is not your body or what you can or can't do. Your biggest disability or handicap is your mindset." This man and this interview will change yours.In thirty minutes you'll learn:-One of the greatest lessons and gifts his parents ever gave to him-A simple strategy anyone can use to build confidence-How to empower yourself and those around you-Some of the best relationship advice I have ever heard-Learn to turn discouragement and depression into purpose and drive-Find the source of his boundless energy and his love for lifeLINKSNick Santonastasso - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nicksantonastasso/?hl=enNick Santonastasso - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NickSantonastassoNick Santonastasso - Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/nicksanto534Victorious - https://www.victory-method.com/free-training-1?utm_campaign=apply+for+victorious+call&utm_medium=tiktok&utm_source=organic_social&utm_term=tiktok+bioBook Nick Santonastasso - https://booknicksanto.com/Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love - https://www.amazon.com/Victim-Victor-Overcome-Mentality-Live/dp/B07P9VQF2D/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=nick+santonastasso&qid=1622652136&sr=8-1Born to Break the Boundaries: How We Raised an Adaptive Child in a Handicap World - https://www.amazon.com/Born-Break-Boundaries-Adaptive-Handicap/dp/172941172X/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=nick+santonastasso&qid=1622652136&sr=8-2The Power of Movement: How to Avoid Stagnation and Achieve Your Dreams - https://www.amazon.com/Power-Movement-Stagnation-Achieve-Dreams/dp/1484033566—Explore past episodes: XperienceGrowthPodcast.comSign up for our newsletter here: XperienceChrisSuarez.comIf you enjoy the podcast, please leave us a short review on Apple Podcasts. I love reading reviews and engaging with our community.Follow Chris:Twitter: twitter.com/Xperience_ChrisInstagram: instagram.com/xperiencechrissuarezFacebook: facebook.com/XperienceChrisSuarez