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Unstoppable Tracy #1 International Speaker based out of Toronto is sharing the stage with Jane Fonda, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Mark Wahlberg and more! Her mind-blowing story always gets standing ovations pushing audiences out of their limitation zones. She is the winner of the 2017 Robert W. Jackson Award [Founder of the Canadian Paralympics], 2017 Ontario Premier Awards, 2017 C-SASIL Lifetime Achievement Award and 2018 Women of Essence Global Award Nominee and as seen on CBC, City TV, Global News, NBC, FOX and globally around the world!
Oprah Magazine shared her story as Quest for the Gold World Cup Sailor, who climbed Himalayan mountains, captained 110-foot-tall ship, won paraskiing bronze and funny too.
Oh, did I mention she was born a 4-way amputee?
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- How to become the best in your industry
- How to stop making excuse and finally create the life you want
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– Hello ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to another episode of Explode Your Expert Business Show. Today, I’m here with the one and the only, the Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt. How are you doing, Tracy?
– I am wonderful. Thank you, Simone.
– So, where in the world are you right now?
– I have just got back from Orlando and I am actually in Toronto, Canada this very minute, not for long, but I am in Toronto today, right now.
– Yeah, I looked at your schedule. You seem like you’re travelling consistently everywhere. Do you like travelling?
– I love travelling, absolutely. There’s at least 18 countries in 2018.
– Wow, which one is your favourite country, Tracy, ever, ever, ever favourite country you’ve ever visited?
– Oh, you know, it is so tough to pick a favourite country. So, I kind of cheated and I picked a country that’s a bit eclectic in many and one of the big reasons that I love it is because I love England and so, I picked Gibraltar, which still has a huge British influence and it has the pubs and it has all sorts of bits and pieces, you know? It’s got the butties and it’s got the fish and chips and it’s got the friendly culture, but Gibraltar also has Spain and it also is just a ferry away from Morocco, so it has a big African influence. So, Gibraltar is amazing.
– I’ve never been to Gibraltar yet. I haven’t been there yet, so it’s time… Yeah, it’s time to go. It’s time to go to Gibraltar. Thank you for the tip.
– Flight number one.
– Thank you, thank you for the tip. Now Tracy, your story is incredible. Incredible, it’s amazing. I have looked you up online, we connected via the Intelligent Millionaire Network, and we are doing an event together on the 20th and you’re going to be speaking at our event, which I’m super excited. So guys, you can see the link in the comments and make sure that you get your ticket right now, but how did it all start for you? Because you have achieved so much. Yeah, tell us a bit more about you and your journey.
– Well, I mean it’s almost tough to start there because I love to almost end there. You know, I was born a four-way amputee, you know, missing my hands and both of my legs are amputated above knee and I wasn’t a hero, right? I’m just some kid that wants to play on another lawn where the other kids are, so I learned really young I had to do whatever it took to go play and so, that’s who I am as a child, as a teenager, as a business person, and so I am actually super lucky to have been born this way because it’s what it takes, even in business, to do whatever it takes and if you fall off that skateboard, you don’t give up ’cause you don’t end up playing with those kids and that’s the same in business now; and when I was with Air Canada with a pilot strike, it was devastating for some many families that were trying to figure out and stand for their rights and then, all the others that were grounded or when we went through a merger with Air Canada and Canadian Airlines, who’s being sorted out and not make seniority lists? Or when Uber was trying to break into Canada and Canada was saying no, you can’t come in because of old negative policy that the tax industry had been really protective over and influential over, and I was the one that got Uber to break into Canada, so I’m just really lucky that I learned really quickly that no, N-O, doesn’t mean no, it just means they don’t know, right? They don’t K-N-O-W. And I learned that really young and so, that’s just how I hear it. Every time somebody says no, and sometimes that frustrates my sister, ’cause I really do me no, and I’m thinking not, she just doesn’t know.
– Well, there’s a lot of persistence in what you’re saying and in your attitude. Now, you have been sailing, you climbed the Himalayas, what else have you done in terms of sport? Because you’re a very active person.
– Very active, and people think I have been sailing in boats for people with disabilities, but I’ve been sailing all sorts of boats since I was little, long before they had adapted boats and have been in World Cup regadas with able bodies men where there might be three women out of 30 and the rest of them are all able bodied, meaning they have their arms and their legs. And so, I’m the only one of few women and the only one with no arms and no legs and I’m so glad that I had sports and because I could swim, I could sail, and because I could fall out of the boat while I was learning to sail and get back in the boat, I kinda learned that you just get back in the boat and because I could sail, I could teach sailing, and ’cause I taught sailing, I got a teaching degree, and ’cause I got a teaching degree, I travelled the world, Uganda, Mexico, Jamaica, doing humanitarian work in my early 20s and because I did all of that, it got me into Air Canada, but I love scuba diving and kayaking and I’ve been bobsledding and flown an aeroplane and jumped out of an aeroplane, all sorts of bits and pieces, rode a motorbike, a moped, a bicycle.
– Have you always been this way from the moment you remember or did you become this way?
– You know, apparently I learned to talk really late, I was like way into my second year, I was almost three before I was talking, which is kinda funny to imagine and I think another thing that happened is that I had to adapt and connect to invite the comfort in the outside world and so, little kids in kindergarten, they’d look at me with fear or shock in their eyes and so, I needed to look them back in the eye and smile and say hi, I’m Tracy or the conversation and the relationship would turn very different. It’s the same in business, right? You need to engage people and increase their comfort and then the relationship takes off, so it really was a blessing for me and it is that conversation starter to make others comfortable. So, I think early on I was this way, really early on. They denied me going into kindergarten and my mom, she could have been mama bear and angry, but she wasn’t. She just listened to the principal and I saw this and she heard that they were worried about me tying my shoelaces and being independent and so, she didn’t say, she can do it, she can do it, ’cause he’d be looking at me with no hands and no legs and say, yeah, this mom is just overestimating her baby girl. So, she spoke to his listening and she said, how about we just try for one week and if it doesn’t work out, then we’ll consider some other schools. And so, he was willing to do that no problem. No problem. So, the first day he races outside to try to find me and I’m not outside and he comes back in to find out how come. It turns out, I’m the only kid that could tie my shoelaces and so, I was busy tying everybody’s shoelaces. There were 30 kids. So, by the time I tied 30 shoelaces, the recess bell was over. But you know, we get this in business as women, or as young entrepreneurs, where people can underestimate you or a funder doesn’t understand your vision and so, what is it when people tell you no, right? And how come the girl with no hands was the girl that wasn’t allowed in that classroom? Some standard operating procedure. There was no personal assistant then in school, educational assistant for support, but it doesn’t matter. And you know what? It’s really good there wasn’t because I just went through school independently, whereas today, they would automatically give me an educational assistant and maybe, I would have very different relationships with people because I’d always have this other person with me.
– [Simone] Yeah.
– I feel very lucky that I was born when I was born. I mean, there’s ultrasounds now, too. They would have aborted me. I never would have been born as a four way amputee, so I’m very lucky I was born when I was born and that counteroffer to the listening of the other person, not the fact, but where is that other person at I learned at five? I learned with my mom early. I learned how to generate conversations, speaking to others’ listening in kindergarten.
– If you have to look at your life, all the things that you’ve achieved, all the things that you have done, which one has been the most difficult one?
– Most difficult? Oh, I wasn’t expecting difficult. I thought you were gonna say my most exciting.
– My most difficult one?
– My most difficult one. Wow. Wow. You know, there’s so many pieces. I’m trying to think of sport, but you know, I just know you keep trying, right? And you go for it. And I think of speaking and it was a long journey, but it wasn’t a difficult journey. I’m very lucky to have been born needing to speak for myself very early. My most difficult journey was my journey to the Paralympic Trials. When I decided to go for it, it was after a flight, after Hurricane Sandy, and the plane just was in terrible turbulence and we were in the air and Hurricane Sandy devastated in the United States, the New York subway system, it took out a bazillion homes in Rhode Island, it was horrible and we were in the air and I thought I was gonna die. I had this vision that, you know what? If I don’t die, I’m gonna pursue my Paralympic dream and so when I landed, I ended up quitting everything. Literally, I landed at 5:30, at 7:30 I was on Kijiji, an application here in Canada, maybe it’s worldwide, where you can put your couch and your furniture and my dresser and my bed. I put everything I owned on this app and within a week, if it didn’t fit in my car, it was gone. I’d given it away or sold it and everything in my car, all my worldly travels, all my special, precious artefacts, if they didn’t fit in my car, they were gone, and I drove down to Miami because who you surround yourself with is who you become and the Olympians are all in Miami and I’m like, okay, if I wanna be a fast winning Paralympian, I have to surround myself with Olympians, something higher and better than me and better than all the other Paralympians. So, I went to this Gold Olympian and I slept in my car and I slept on boats and I slept on balconies and I ate Cheerios for three months and none of the Gold Olympians would look at me seriously. They were all men, they were all blond, they were all Dutch, Norwegian, German, it was amazing, either off on that part of the world, they all had big muscles, and they were all tall and they look at me without my legs on and a girl in a male-dominated sport from Canada. We only have three months of summer. How could I be a sailer? And so, I ended up washing boats for three months and running errands and picking up sails and buying lunches and just washing boats and doing a lot of labour or love for the community and Magnus Liljedahl was a Gold Olympian from Sweden that the US had taken on and he, after three months of seeing me at 5:30 in the morning and the last one off the dock ’cause he had no idea I was sleeping, hiding in my car on the dock grounds, so I was always there at 5:30 and I was always still there at midnight, right? And so, he said come on, let’s go sailing. And so, that was a very hard journey and then the boat would crash and all sorts of, just, there’s 113 regadas and I think somebody bumped me in every single regada and it was a really tough journey. Just when you think you get a breakthrough, then there’s another thing that would happen and it was…
– I have a question. I have a question. How did you feel when he said, let’s go sailing?
– Oh, ecstatic! I’m like, ah! And just this rush comes through you and it’s like a zone cone of silence. You have no idea who else is around you. People talk about that when they see their loved one across the room. Well, I had that love zone cone for Magnus about sailing. Yeah. It was amazing. Oh, it was so incredible and he loaned me boats and Magnus and I, together, turned his club into an international Paralympic Sports Club and we moved him out of a parking lot at Shake a Leg, which was recreation, into the US Sailing Olympic Centre and he never would have done that without me and I never would have become a World Cup sailer without him.
– It was meant to be. I needed to prove my diligence and my resiliency and that I was sticking with it tenaciously and I wasn’t going anywhere ’cause he’s seen lots of people come through and say they wanna be an Olympian or a Paralympian and then just disappear and I didn’t disappear. And so, together we created this incredible new Paralympic sports club at Team Paradise and a US Sailing Centre.
– It was bigger than…
– Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! So amazing. I’ve got so many questions prepared for you, but before I move forward, I want to say hi to everyone who’s watching. We have Chad, Emma De La Chappelle, Cerial, Carolyn King, Linda, Robert Sistern. Thank you for watching. My cousin, Erika, Armi, thank you very much, Suzanne. Thank you very much for joining. If you have any questions for Unstoppable Tracy, put a question in the comments so then I will be able to ask her and she will be able to answer the question that you have right now. The question I have for you, Tracy, is we talked about the most difficult thing that you have achieved. If you have to think about the things that you have achieved or done, that you are the most proud of, what would it be?
– I’m a super proud aunt, I have an incredible relationship with my niece and my nephew, like amazing, beyond expectation. When I go to school with him, I have a power chair for going long distances when I’m not wearing my legs and he doesn’t even care whether I’m walking or in the wheelchair. He rides on the back of my chair. He’s like, this is Unstoppable Tracy! This is Unstoppable Tracy. Like celebrates everybody. We went to the movies the other night and he said, oh, my gosh, Tracy, ugh. And I’m like, what? And he said, well, we’re going to another public place. You know you’re just gonna bump into 100 people that you know and you’re gonna have all these people saying, oh, that’s Unstoppable Tracy. But you can see he was pretending he was exacerbated, but he was actually excited to be holding my hand as we walked through and so, I’m so proud of my niece and my nephew and that they are excited by my journey and I’m extra proud of sharing the stage with Jane Fonda. It was a top 10 event, it was in Toronto. I had attended this top 10 event for years. It’s an incredible fundraiser and they choose a cause and this year they were doing future possibilities for children and when he reached out to me to be one of his top 10, he had a top 10 movie star, Jane Fonda, and he had a top 10 comedian, and he had a top 10 musician, and a top 10 politician, and he always has somebody in 10 different areas and I was his top 10 athlete that he wanted to represent and I was just so humbled and honoured at this massive stage and incredible venue and a really huge audience and that he sought me out and it was so amazing to be hugged by Jane Fonda and to share that stage with her. It was phenomenal.
– If you have to put your success down to one single quality that you have, which quality do you think helped you the most to create what you have created so far?
– I think people would expect me to say tenacious or resiliency. The reality is, the quality is like my mom said going into the kindergarten classroom, make sure nobodies left behind. Include everybody. Everybody’s included. So, I could have gone outside with my shoelaces tied, but my mom had told me include everybody and so, I wasn’t going outside until I tied 30 shoelaces. Now, what she meant was don’t be left behind yourself, but what I took it to mean was include everybody and the only reason I got on a Jane Fonda stage was because everybody has been incredible supporters and doing the Nepal and Uganda and Jamaica and even on this speaking journey, including everybody and supporting other speakers and supporting other entrepreneurs and all my best exam results in school were always when I was bringing in some folks that were scared of passing a test. I’m like, okay, let’s get together. We do this together.
– Let’s do it.
– Yeah. And it was way better. So, I will always… It’s not a mystic, magical, airy-fairy myth. When you are supportive of others, you are the epitome of that. Simone, you are so generous. You’re a magical man. It is abundantly about supporting other people’s purposes and thriving. I’m so lucky to have met you and to be introduced to you, but look, Nina supported me, but introduced herself to you and so, I would say the number one leadership quality that got me where I am is just to remember: everybody included, include everybody in your journey and together, you grow abundantly that much more.
– I completely agree with you. I don’t know if you know this, but GTeX stands for growing together exponentially. That’s what GTeX stands for.
– [Tracy] Oh, my god. Now, I feel like I’m brown-nosing. I wasn’t brown-nosing.
– So, we are exactly in the same page. When Ben and I, my business partner and I sat down in our room to create a company and the name we looked at what was important for us on a human level, what were our values? And we had three things that we had in common. One was the fact that we both wanted to grow and we wanted growth for us and for the people that were around us, and the second thing was community, doing things together. I don’t like to do things by myself and I believe that by doing things together, we can achieve results that, by ourself, it can feel or even think impossible and then, exponentially is the diligent work and looking at the exponential curve, putting the work in to have that boom growth that happens, like you see the exponential curve. So when you said it, I was like, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You’re talking my language.
– I love that. I had no idea. That’s wonderful. Oh, I love that, love that, love that.
– I have a couple more questions. Talking about entrepreneurs, what do you think is the biggest advice, what is the biggest advice that you can give to an entrepreneur right now?
– You know, a lot of entrepreneurs I meet are: they’re going to do this one day. They’re in the planning stages of, they’re thinking about, they’re excited, and sometimes they even have a really quality 15 second elevator pitch, but they’re in that going to do and so what I highly recommend is that people take action and they go for it and they drive results by jumping and we get sort of stuck in: I don’t know how, or it’s not lined up, or it doesn’t look perfect, and I think at times we need to just go for it. When I was skiing, people who are paralysed or people who are missing their legs, they use a sit ski, but they all have their hands, and so they use outriggers. So, they were like, how is she going to ski? But I knew from falling out of boats and sailing that I wasn’t gonna learn how to sail until I fell out of the boat 100 times to figure out how to balance and you just get right back into that boat. So, I knew I wasn’t gonna learn skiing being at home on the couch. I have to go for it, right? I had to go there. We couldn’t plan and strategize away and so we went there and, if we weren’t on the ski hill, I never would have discovered that my ski instructor had a size 11 feet. Big feet. Sorry for those who have even bigger feet. Size 11 just seems huge to me! And what we did is we took my legs off, we put my thighs in men’s ski boots backwards and then, I was in that skiers duck squat position ’cause the ski boots are canted a little bit and we wouldn’t have figured that out at home. You have to just go for it. You have to get to the hill and you have to get to the writing the book, you have to just launch the book and you have to commit to the book will be produced by November and you gotta just show up and speak at a venue and learn from that experience and that learning journey. If I didn’t wash boats for three months, I would not have known the two point four metre, the boat that I sailed in World Cup regadas as well as I did. I was totally like the karate kid: wax on, wax off. Like, I was washing these boats and by the time I sailed that boat, I really knew it, and so you kinda just gotta jump in and go for it and I can’t wait for some Gold Olympian to say yes, come to Miami. I had to go for it and wasn’t going to just ski and I skied into trees at least 12 times that first run, just right into the trees and the run that they put me on was called O-M-G. Oh, my goodness, right? It was just like, holy cow. I took a wrong… I didn’t go where I was supposed to go for the beginner’s run and I ended up on this black diamond Oh, My Goodness. And so, we do that in business when we feel like we’re saying oh, my goodness. It was awesome. I didn’t hurt myself. It’s a lot of snow. I dusted myself off and I got up again and I eventually skied Oh, My Goodness again and got a bronze medal in skiing, but I didn’t start that way and so, you gotta just throw yourself into the middle of oh, my goodness moments and ski through it and go for it and you keep dusting yourself off til you get it, but you’re not gonna plan it. You gotta go for it and make sure you’ve got a good ski coat on and a helmet on and a good instructor.
– Good instructor, you get the right gear, and now it’s up to you.
– [Tracy] Yeah.
– Now, go.
– Yeah, now go. Set yourself up for success. I set myself up for success with a Gold Olympian and with a ski instructor and that’s who you are and who I am. We are the coaches. Let us set you up for success and then, you gotta go for it.
– Do you have anything to say to people that… You know those kind of people that always find excuses? I’ve got a very low tolerance and very little patience. I’ve got one of these problems here. You know those kind of people that they have excuses over excuses and they are always thinking about doing something and they are always launching something and two years down the line, they’re in exactly the same position saying, I’m still thinking about this, I’m going to go for it, I’m going to launch it, and then they are still thinking about it three years down the line. What would you say to them?
– You know, it is the worst thing in the world is if somebody that has a good excuse. If you were burdened with a very realistic reason why something’s not happening right now, I feel for you. Don’t feel for me without my arms and legs. I feel for you because that good excuse is what’s holding your back. But the thing is, if you have no excuses, then you have no limits. It is a big kind of tough love, right? And if I can do it, you can do it. No excuses.
– And it’s like the only reason you’re not a millionaire or number one mom on the planet or best selling New York author extraordinaire, London king of the jungle starring at the Hippodrome, the only thing that’s stopping you from being a millionaire or any of those things is you. So, no excuses. Millionaires, who I am, and all that means is no excuses, tough love. No excuses. But the bonus is no limits.
– You can have your excuses, but they don’t get you anywhere. Let them go and go for it.
– Brilliant. What a brilliant answer. Every time someone has an excuse, I’m gonna send them this interview now. I’m not even going to spend anymore time. I say watch this and come back and see me. What this and come back to me. I have a question from Suzanne, which is one of our lifetime members and she’s asking: hi Tracy, where or how did you find the will, determination, and strength to go for it in the first place?
– Well, that breakthrough day of being that valuable contributor in the classroom when nobody could tie their shoelaces and then me without my hands. I was the only one that could tie my shoelaces! And where that came from is so many pieces of the puzzle. Parents have multiple kids and every child grows up differently and I know that a piece of that lies in my heart and my soul. But my mother is from Liverpool, England, so where I found it was from a British English mother who was very tough love, right? They said you gotta tie your shoelaces for the first day of school and she fully expected me to make my own bed, to tie my own shoes, to do my own dishes. She was totally that, but she also was super funny with her British humour, her sarcasm, which was amazing. And so, this British tough love mom didn’t give me a lot of room for excuses early on, which was great. And then, I would say each time I had a breakthrough it gave me new confidence. I remember super scared being in kindergarten and then, when I went to university and I was moving away from home the very first time, I remember bawling my eyes out. I had no idea what it was gonna be like, but it was amazing and then, I was with Operation Rally, which was an English organisation that makes a difference around the world and I was 18 and I remember going off with Operation Rally and again, bawling my eyes out. What’s gonna happen? And when I got there, it was phenomenal and I captained tall ships. The Captain’s wife got pregnant or had the baby, went into labour. She didn’t get pregnant while we were there. That would be just like behind the scenes.
– That would be very quick. Wow. That was quick.
– Yes, yes, I didn’t see that. I heard about the being in labour and I was the only one of the 18 Operation Rally people that knew how to sail, so he goes off and he’s like, Tracy, you take over, and I was the Captain of a tall ship in the eastern Atlantic. Isn’t that crazy? They left from Oban at the time and then, I got to Captain a tall ship in the north sea and I called the Lucra Dinya and so, if I hadn’t fallen out of the boat and realised, oh, it’s just like swimming, I love swimming, get back in, and realise it’s okay to fall out of the boat, and if I hadn’t have been scared to go to school or scared to go to Operation Rally and then find out the amazing other side of that risk… You know what’s so interesting, Simone, is Air Canada had been Air Canada employees for 30 years or more and then, they ran independent offerings. Canadian Airlines, they had to merge many times. They merged with Wardair, the English airline and a bunch of airlines, so when they merged with Air Canada, the Canadian Airlines employees were excellent at figuring it out, the new way of being, and moving on, but the Air Canada employees that had always had it the same way, they really resisted and really hung on to the past.
– Which was gone. And so, we needed to celebrate and honour the Air Canada and celebrate Air Canada survived because of their great practises, but they also needed to move on and work together, everyone included, with the Canadian Airlines staff and I think that Canadian Airlines were so great because they’d been through many multiple mergers and so, I think, Suzanne, that that’s what happened to me, but because I had fallen out of a boat and skied into trees, and scared to go to school, and scared to do Operation Rally and then Jamaica was scary, but not as scary and then Uganda was scary, but not as scary and then Nepal, climbing Himalayas was scary, but not as scary. So, when I took off to go on my Paralympic journey to Miami in my car and I’m like, legs off, bumming out of my car to try to get gas in my tank and these tattooed motorcycle guys are coming up to me and they just offered to help me with my gas and so, there was scary moments, but I wasn’t as scared. I just knew I had to go for it when it was time to do that and it’s because I had many other scary moments, the learning and the growth comes from stretching outside of your comfort zone. So now, today in my 40s, now today I am petrified when I’m in my comfort zone. I’m actually really uncomfortable in my comfort zone.
– I’ve got no mountain to climb? What’s wrong with me?
– Yeah, I get scared and panicked and oh, no. Maybe it’s an age thing, maybe it’s a middle age thing. I’m like, oh, I’m not shutting down life, I’m not stopping living or maybe I’m just focused on my life and lived in my own comfort zone. I don’t know how to be in my comfort zone.
– Suzanne says, fantastic, I love it, wow. She’s on a stream of comments. She said, that’s so interesting, fabulous, you’re so incredibly inspiring and totally humbling for us. Yes, I can agree with you. I couldn’t agree more, Suzanne. I have one last question, Tracy, for you and then it’s time to wrap up. Guys, make sure and get the ticket right now. Whether you’re watching this live, there is a link in the comments. Get a ticket on the 20th of August to see Unstoppable Tracy live in London at Purpose to Abundance on how to be unstoppable in your field. So, that’s the event. You gotta come down there and get a ticket. If you’re listening on the recording of the show, on our podcast, or maybe you’re watching this on YouTube, then the link is gonna be, again, in the comments and then, get your ticket right now. So, the question that I have for you, Tracy, is do you have any regret at all? ‘Cause it seems you’ve been living a full on life so far and there is more to go, way more to go, but do you happen to have any regret at all?
– I think I’m just in the middle of embracing this particular regret. I’m not through it and I’m not in the middle of it. I’m past the start of it, but I’ve always wanted kids. I’ve got an MBA now, but my very first degree was recreation to play with kids, and then I got a teaching degree to teach kids, and when I was in the developing countries, I always worked with kids and did leadership development with children and still do and I had a regret of not having children, but I think that’s why my niece and nephew are so important to me and I can be so supportive in that world, but I realised, wherever I go, when I got to London, England, I will continually ask people, oh, are your kids in school? Would you like me to come to their school? And I can probably forecast it is more than likely and maybe out of this podcast right now someone’s going to invite me to a school in London and so, part of my regret is not having kids, but what I realised is I’m exactly where I need to be and instead of affecting one child or two children in my life, I am affecting a world of children, literally, all around the world and I really make an intention to try to visit a school wherever I go. Say, oh, I’ll visit your school or I’ll visit three schools, you know? Wherever I go, if I meet parents with children and we can create that spontaneous possibility with the principal and I’m aligned with World Peace 2035 and so, making the world my child, too. Let’s not affect one donation to one child in Jamaica, let’s affect World Peace 2035. You know, I had a dream, January 27th of 2017 and what I realised, in my sport life, in my high performance life, I see a gate for skiing or I see a start line for sailing or a top mark for sailing and I envision myself successfully getting around it and all the steps to being… What are the sequence of events that happen to get me around the gate or that top mark best and I never did that, see that, envision it in my business life or my personal life. And so, what I did January 27th through the invite of a coach was I saw myself on a stage with more than 2000 people and the lights, can you imagine? And I’m seeing in a Tony Robins kind of environment and as you know now, I’m in 18 countries this year. I’ve been on stages. I was just three days ago in Orlando on a stage with 3000 people and number one transformational leader with the John Maxwell awards for Canada and it blows my mind. So, instead of having a little dream, I dreamt January 27th, okay, I have to make $200 every gig and then February 28th I said, okay, now I want $2000 every gig. Well, now I most recently earned $10,000 for a gig and not most recently, now, October of 2017, that year I earned $10,000 and to imagine that January 27th I pictured $200, in October I made $10,000 in Russia. Russia had brought me to speak. And so, when you dream, don’t just dream big. Dream big, dream bigger than you can imagine and then times it by 10 because at the moment, you can only see this little big dream and what you need to realise, you need to dream bigger than yourself and imagine bigger than you can even imagine. So, I invite you to dream massive and then multiply it by 10 and that’s kind of what happened. Now, I’m so talking into my own self here, I forget your question that I was leading us to.
– The question… You answered the question perfectly. The question was if you had any regret and thank you for sharing and Suzanne, in fact, is saying you have such a gift and yes, what an inspiration to children in school. That’s what Suzanne… I think you have a number one biggest fan right now. She’s absolutely in love with you, but who wouldn’t be? I think that’s what happens when you dream big and you’re willing to bring people with you.
– [Tracy] Yeah.
– You then started building people that not only listen to your message and they’re getting inspired by you, you become a driving force for their dream and inspire them to dream bigger and they will be a driving force for other people going to listen them and then invite them to dream bigger and then create this massive ripple effect that is going to create the world in which we want to live in for us, for our future generation, and living in a better planet, in a more loving, caring, supportive planet for us as a species, as humans. I got goosebumps. I am basketball training in a few minutes. I’m gonna crush it today. I’m gonna kill it.
– [Tracy] Crush it. Throw those basket balls. Mind blowing results and score a basket and see it and if you don’t score a basket, you know it’s because it had a purpose, right?
– Yeah, no, don’t worry. I’m gonna score my basket. They got to check my three point. They got to guard me very tight today after listening to you. Wow, wow, wow. Tracy, thank you very much. So guys, if you haven’t get to gotten your ticket yet, what the heck are you waiting for? Check the link in the comments, get your ticket for Purpose to Abundance on the 20th of August. Unstoppable Tracy, our lead keynote speaker during the night and if someone is listening from another country or all over the world or Canada to attend the event and they want to keep in touch with you, how they can keep following you, Tracy?
– I am Unstoppable Tracy. So, I have no hands, no feet, and no E in Tracy. T-R-A-C-Y. And so, if they do Unstoppable Tracy, no extra parts, everywhere: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus, my website, everything is Unstoppable Tracy. So, you can do hashtag Unstoppable Tracy and you’ll find me in whatever your favourite social medium is or my website is Unstoppable Tracy. Then, follow me on YouTube.
– And if you’re also listening and you’re an event organiser, make sure that you get Tracy at your event because I’m looking forward to have Tracy at our event, but I’ve also seen her on different stages and I promise you, there is no other speaker that can fire up your audience like Unstoppable Tracy, so get her, book her for your event because she is going to make the difference. I mean, our event right now is almost sold out and we are two weeks to go, so guys, make sure you get Unstoppable Tracy down at your event right now and follow her, get in touch with her, so then you can be part of her world, be inspired, be motivated, and become unstoppable like Tracy is.
– Yes! Aw.
– [Simone] Tracy, thank you very much for being with us today. It’s been a great interview.
– [Tracy] Thank you. Thank you.
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