Aug 7, 2023
In this new episode of Your Diabetes Insider Podcast, join me as I sit down with the extraordinary guest, Chris Ruden! Chris shares a remarkable journey of transformation, from concealing his disabilities to becoming a motivational speaker, record-holding powerlifter, and TV personality. Discover how diabetes became a catalyst for change in his life, empowering him to help others facing similar challenges.
Throughout our conversation, Chris and I dive into essential takeaways of our personal growth and overcoming obstacles. Learn the power of embracing your identity and confronting your fears head-on! Discover the significance of taking small steps consistently, leading to substantial achievements over time.
Here are the topics we discussed
- Embracing your identity. Chris Ruden initially struggled with accepting his disabilities, but he later embraced his identity and used diabetes as a catalyst to help others with similar challenges.
- How to confront your fears - facing the fear of failure or the unknown is crucial in overcoming obstacles. Recognize that avoiding the issue doesn't make it go away.
- Start with small steps! Rather than trying to fix everything at once, take one small step every day towards your goals. Success is often the result of consistent effort over time.
- Avoid negative self-talk and self-judgment! Recognize that who you were in the past doesn't define who you are now or who you can become.
- Be the person you want to be! Visualize your desired future self and start acting like that person today. Make decisions and take actions that align with your goals.
- Lastly, the importance of mental health support in diabetes management
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