May 14, 2020
Kristen Ulmer is one of the world's top extreme athletes-- ever.
As a big mountain extreme skier, she was #1 in her sport for 12 years in a row, and regularly named the top female extreme athlete by all the magazines and authorities that rate that kind of thing.
As she made her living by literally defying death on a daily basis, Kristen learned a lot about fear.
She learned how to harness her fear to propel her to new heights. And she learned how fear could cripple her if she ignored or tried to "conquer" it.
For regular listeners of our podcast, you might recognize Kristen's voice from our intro music: "Fear is an asset, an ally here to help you be magnificent."
That was from the first interview I recorded with Kristen, more than two years ago at the Spartan World Championships in Lake Tahoe.
Since then, I've re-listened to that original interview several times. It's one of my favorite that I've ever recorded. Each time I listen, I learn something new.
With COVID-19, we're all living through a very scary time right now.
Which is why I reached out to Kristen to ask that she re-share some of her wisdom with all of us.
This is the podcast we all need right now.
Huge thanks to Kristen.