You’re about to meet one of the most inspiring and driven people on the planet.
Her name is Bethany Hamilton, and I discovered Bethany during family movie night last year when the kids wanted to watch a movie called, Unstoppable.
At the age of 13, Bethany was one of the top female professional surfers in the world.
Back in 2003 on Halloween morning, Bethany went for a morning surf session with her best friend Alana like they always did.
But this time was different. As you can imagine, there are only two things a strong surfer might fear… Shallow coral reefs, and sharks.
Well that morning, fate stepped in as a 14 foot tiger shark attacked Bethany, severing her left arm in the process.
She obviously survived, but now she had a choice to make…
As Tony Robbins likes to say, you can let things happen to you in life, or you can let them happen for you.
Thankfully, Bethany chose to accept, to adapt, and to fight for what she wanted as she always had.
One year later, she took home first place at her next professional event and by doing so, she became a role model to millions around the world.
She has shared her story on Oprah, Ellen, and the Tonight show, and today she’s generously offered her time to share it with you.
And I’d highly recommend that you gather the family together and watch her incredibly inspiring move, Unstoppable, on Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon.
With all of the negativity surrounding us today online and offline, this is one movie that will make an unforgettable impact on you and your kids.
Today, Bethany is a wife and mother of two, and she and her husband have dedicated their lives to mentoring and inspiring as many people as they can through an awesome online program you can learn more about at BethanyHamilton.com.
Now on a personal note, I wanted to share some thoughts about this interview that I think about often…
Bethany has reached a point in her life where she doesn’t want to talk about the shark attack any more, and that was the case during this interview as well.
On one hand, I completely understand where she’s coming from. That event took place 17 years ago, and it has to be incredibly difficult to have a moment in time, define the rest of your life.
You’re going to reach a point when it’s time to move on.
There are chapters in my life that are over and that I don’t want to discuss either.
But at the same time, I’m torn because this part of her life’s story is the catalyst for everything good that’s taken place since then.
It’s given her the opportunity to make a positive impact on millions of young adults and athletes and around the world, and this part of her story is the reason why she’s been on Oprah, and Ellen, and all of the biggest platforms in the world.
This is obviously an incredibly personal decision that is largely driven by your personal priorities in life.
But if you want to build a business, that process starts with getting attention, and I think it’s a mistake to throw away the story that’s literally grabbed the attention of the world for nearly two decades.
Either way, Bethany is a rock star in life and one of the rare role models in the world today who you can safely point your children towards.
So watch Unstoppable tonight, and please help me welcome Bethany Hamilton.