Overcoming Obstacles

I recently visited Philadelphia for the start of a year long coaching program to teach me how to promote my book and improve my speaking at a national level.  There are 120 people in the program from all walks of life.  Most of the people are authors or soon to be authors.  They all have a burning message that they want to get out to people to help change lives.

These types of coaching programs generally attract very successful and positive people, which is so nice to be around.

I wanted to share with you an interview I did with a father/son.

It is pretty amazing to see the sacrifice Bob has shown, but I am guessing if you asked Bob he wouldn’t think he is sacrificing anything.

I am so inspired by Shane’s story that I wanted to share it  with you.

For more information about Shane visit his website at http://www.shanemichael.us/

Shane will be reading this blog post, so please write a comment below about how his interview has changed your life or challenged you.

Here is what I got out of meeting Shane…

It isn’t the body of a man that is important as much as their mind and spirit.  When life seems to be challenging and painful, there are always ways to look at things to make it seem ok.  Shane could have taken the cards that were dealt him and be negative and upset about his condition, but instead he took that, and is inspiring others who don’t have even 1/1000th of the challenges that he has to go through each and every day.

Next time you want to complain or not believe something is possible, remember Shane and what he has had to go through and what he is accomplishing.  Your mind is the only thing that limits your potential.  Weather that is losing weight, changing careers, developing a new skill, or achieving any goal that your heard desires.

This also reminds me of another father son that have inspired me.  I have shared the Hoyt’s with you before, but it is worth another look.



  1. Dustin you often share very inspiring stories–thank you. I have never felt so compelled to let you know how much I appreciated your sharing the interview and Shane’s website.

    I listened the Chapter 1 portion of Shane’s audiobook and was completely Humbled and Inspired.

    Shane, you are an amazing man! You have accomplished more in your 28 years than many do in a lifetime. You have truly mastered the use and appreciation for god’s wonderful gift of the human mind. Thank you for this reminder. Thank you also for the reminder of our shared experience and existence in this life.

    I look forward learning more about you and your outlook from your book and music. All the best!~

  2. Go Shane! I worked with an elderly man with cerebral palsy at a day center some years back and he was one of the most positive people I have ever met. You prove Shane that it isn’t what you are given that matters, it is how you handle it. Kudos to you for handling it so well. 🙂

  3. Karen Bluhm says:

    What a beautiful interview! Shane is a living example of how the human mind and spirt can overcome odds. He is a shining example to all of us!

  4. Awesome first chapter Shane- I’m hooked and definitely want to learn what you have to teach about kicking, uhmm,,, butt 🙂

  5. Dustin,

    What an honor it was to meet you! Thank you for chatting with me and for the interview opportunity. I have learned a lot from you and you are an inspiration to me as well! I talk about the mind a lot and how we can achieve anything through the proper use of it, but one key element to taking care of the mind is physical activity. I hit the gym 5 days per week and I put 100% into my workout routine. I can’t even begin to explain how much it energies me into a positive, almost euphoric state which enable me to be creative and have the strength to kick down roadblocks using my mind.

    Sue, Lynn, Karen, and Angie- thanks for the comments and for taking the time to check out my site.

    To all the readers, God bless!

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