Jen Bricker-Bauer has been featured on ESPN, 20/20, Good Morning America and many other major networks across the world. Her story is a miraculous one - she was born without legs due to a rare birth defect, abandoned in the hospital and not even given a name. She could have grown up feeling hopeless and defeated but instead she was adopted and went on to become a world record holder, champion gymnast and New York Times Bestselling Author. Her story has a lesson for everyone and there are so many twists and turns you’ll get goose bumps that will last for days!
The Legless Gymnastics Champion (Jen Bricker) Teaches Everything Is Possible - Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams
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Born without legs, Jen Bricker was put up for adoption by the very biological parents that most of us count on to love and support us. Yet, beginning at the age of 7 Jen began jumping on the trampoline. By 1998 she was competing and by 1999 she was dominating against fully able-bodied people like her hero and Olympic athlete Dominique Moceanu.
Overcoming All Odds to Win at Life, with Jen Bricker
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Jen Bricker is an extra-ordinary woman who, born without legs, her biological parents left her at the hospital. Always challenging herself, she transitioned into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist. Her incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including HBO Real Sports, 20/20 and Good Morning America. Show Notes: Imagine being born without legs and left at the hospital perhaps to die but for the love of adopted parents who appreciated her and embed in her an ‘able-bodied’ mindset. Jen was taught from an early age that she can accomplish whatever she put her mind to. She knew her birth was not a mistake, that she was born for a reason. As she got older, she understood it even more as she saw how her life was being used to help other people. Always a social butterfly, she was never identified with ‘the girl that didn’t have legs’. It stopped her from doing nothing. In addition to her faith, family and friends, Jen had a great foundation, leading to a personality with resilience as a hallmark. A lot of Jen’s journey is documented in her book, “Everything is Possible”. This amazing story will get you to shift your life’s perspective. You cannot listen to this episode of The Entrepreneurial You without a strong urge to develop a stronger positive mindset. Audience Question Marcia Brandon (Facebook): What is your WHY and from where do you draw your source of being? Kevron Greatness Sutton Facebook: How do you maintain your happiness and joy? Connect with Jen Bricker Website Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Book your spot for Leadercast Kingston 2019 – 60% OFF Visit our Sponsor: Jamaica Stock Exchange Email: Heneka Watkis-Porter
Dr. Al chats with aerialist, motivational speaker and NY Times best selling author Jen Bricker. This is a deep dive into insecurities, removing limitations, removing the words “I can’t”, living your life, faith ….and much, much more! Contact Jen: Instagram Facebook Jen Bricker.com "Everything is Possible" on Amazon Contact Dr. Al: Wear Rise Up! Radio Merch! Are you looking for some sweet workout or lounging around clothes, check out the Rise Up! Radio merch store. Support the show by checking out The link is in the show notes. Join The Rise Up! Radio Inner Circle. Connect with The Rise Up! Radio Newsletter. The Rise Up! Radio Podcast is brought to you by: Audible: Audible is the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, enriching the lives of our millions of listeners every day. I use it everyday while I run, drive or relax on the couch. BrainMD: This is the multivitamin I take everyday (Brain + Body Power), and my son takes the Kid’s NeuroVite. Smarter Supplements Formulated With Science and is actually Made For Your Brain. BrainMD chooses smart, necessary and whole ingredients that properly nourish your brain to optimize your whole body. Use this link for 15% OFF + Free Shipping on ALL orders when you select Auto-Delivery! ButcherBox: I use it, and I think you’ll love it too. Butcher Box Delivers 100% grass-fed, grass-finished beef, free-range, organic chicken, heritage breed pork, and wild caught Alaskan salmon directly to your door, free shipping. They also have monthly exclusive membership deals. You can use the link in the show notes for $30 off of your 1st box. BrainTap: This is the app that I personally use to scientifically put stress in its place, all while I get to Relax, Reboot & Revitalize my Brain. I can get you started with an exclusive new offer for all of my listeners! - Start the app today with a Free 15-Day Gift pass and you’ll also receive “Thrive in Overdrive: How to Navigate Your Overloaded Lifestyle” FREE ebook! CleanBeautyCon: Advocates for safer and more sustainable cosmetics. Clean Beauty Con produces weekly Clean Beauty Virtual Summits featuring clean beauty brand founders, celebrity influencers and a community of like-minded people to uplift and empower you “Until All Beauty is Clean Beauty”. I was a featured guest at one of the summits and I loved it. Use the discount code riseupradio to save 10%. Whoop: Get a free WHOOP strap and your first month free when you join with my link.
What would you do if you didn't have legs? Would you be a professional acrobat? How about an award winning gymnast? An athlete who plays basketball, volleyball, and softball? Meet Jen Bricker who was born without legs and has overcome incredible obstacles in life to become a force for good, inspiring people all over the world to achieve their potential.
She was born without legs. Later on, she was placed for adoption. Two life-changing events that would leave most of us hopeless. But, Jen Bricker was different. She said, “I played softball, volleyball, and basketball with no wheelchair or prosthetics. At the time, I didn’t think it was out of the norm. I didn’t think it was amazing. I didn’t understand why everyone thought it was amazing. To me, I was just doing what I loved and what I was good at.” Out of all of the sports, it was gymnastics that took her to places she had never been to before. It was gymnastics that revealed one of the biggest secrets in her life. She said, “I grew up in Southern Illinois. There really wasn’t much diversity… Nobody looked like me, and certainly, no one was Romanian… So, when I saw her, not only did she look like me, which no one looked like me, but she was Romanian, and she was doing my favorite sport.” At 16, she began looking for answers in order to make sense of the similarities between Jen and her idol, Dominique Moceanu, Olympic gold medalist. Her findings were mind-boggling. Jen’s childhood idol was in fact her biological sister. She said, “The person that I was drawn to as a kid... there is a reason why I was drawn to her.” After several failed attempts, Jen and Dominique finally met. For some, it may be just a story.For Jen, it was a confirmation that you can achieve anything that you set your mind to. The building blocks behind life and success can be found in her newly published book, “Everything Is Possible: Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams.”EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:On self-development: Don’t compare yourself to othersOn new opportunities: Have no expectationsOn possibilities: You can achieve anything that you set your mind toOn self worth: We’re all on this planet for a different purpose. We all matter