Episode
26

Fortitude And The Very Edge Of Our Capabilities

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Damian Browne
by Flow Research Collective
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26
December 9, 2020
Sometime I put every cell of myself into making something extraordinary happen.
Damian Browne

Today's podcast guest is a true impossible seeker: Damian Browne is a former professional rugby player, traveler and adventurer hailing from Galway, Ireland.

Damian visited more than 50 countries on 6 continents challenging himself in different ways with a 3 week expedition into the high altitude Pamir mountains in Afghanistan, summiting Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, climbing Mont Blanc, France and Gran Paradiso, Italy.

In our conversation, we talk about what regular people and business people can learn from adventures like Damian Browne.


ABOUT THE EPISODE

In this episode, you will learn about:

  • Who is Damina Browne? (5:22)
  • Atlantic solo crossing (8:13)
  • Peak experiences during the Atlantic solo crossing (15:43)
  • Inner dialogue during challenging situations (26:45)
  • Being aware of the right here, right now (28:40)
  • Optimal breathing techniques (29:41)
  • Optimal breathing & stress responses (32:50)
  • Sense of time during challenging situations (35:19)
  • States of extreme mindfulness (37:46)
  • Automatic response & visualizations (40:15)
  • Having the grit to train your weaknesses (45:20)
  • Acute stress & Chronic stress (50:02)


ABOUT THE GUEST

Damian Browne is a former professional rugby player, traveler and adventurer hailing from Galway, Ireland.

After a sixteen year career battling on the rugby pitches of The Celtic league, English Premiership and French Top 14 Championship, injury forced his hand and he made the tough decision to retire. During his down time from the intensity of professional sports Damian indulged his passion for travel and adventure, visiting more than 50 countries on 6 continents and challenging himself in different ways with a 3 week expedition into the high altitude Pamir mountains in Afghanistan, summiting Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, climbing Mont Blanc, France and Gran Paradiso, Italy.



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