Patrick Sweeney with Marcus Luer – The Sports Entrepreneurs Podcast

Patrick Sweeney’s, fellow YPOer, recent best selling book “Fear is Fuel” and his life experiences are perfect for the current state and level of “Fear” globally.  We take a deep dive into Patrick’s sports career, his entrepreneurial success and off course the “brick” that hit him when he was 35 years old and changed his life.  The Patrick Sweeney 2.0 version is a very different man on a mission.  Incredible stories and learning inside.

Patrick Sweeney with Marcus Luer – The Sports Entrepreneurs Podcast

Key Highlights

  1. His early days as the “wimpy kid”, turned world-class rowing champion touring the world and the dream of winning an “Olympic Medal”
  2. “Could have been” an Olympic Champion and “could have been” a Billionaire if not for decisions out of fear
  3. Life either happens “to you” or “by you” depends on your mindset
  4. Transition to Entrepreneur – goal 40 by 40
  5. Fear of failure and fear of success, what worked and what didn’t as an entrepreneur
  6. First company and mistakes which cost him dearly, company now worth US$ 3 billion
  7. Second company and fears continue
  8. And then came the brick-  diagnosed with rare Leukemia at the age of 35 and 15 years later
  9. Overcoming the disease and fear
  10. Sweeney 2.0 version – first took up flying lessons and then conquered the world
  11. Now adventure racing around the world
  12. Wrote the book as a guide on how to overcome Fear without having to go through his life-threatening experiences
  13. Mentoring CEOs, Masterclass and TED Talk keynote speaker
  14. How companies can learn from it in the current environment & get in touch with him
  15. Final thoughts on how to use “Fear as Fuel”

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