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Run to Thrive

Discovering Purpose in Adversity with Iain Ward

  • E13
  • 34:40
  • December 24th 2020

When facing adversity, it can be easy to blame any misfortune on bad luck. But my guest today, Iain Ward, sees it differently. He is the self-described “Luckiest Unlucky Man on the Planet,” battling brain cancer at age 31, and beating the odds every step of the way. While he fights his own personal adversity, Iain has found purpose, pursuing 2 world records in the marathon while raising money for charity in the process. In this episode, you’ll hear Iain’s inspirational story, and discover how you can create more purpose in meaning in your life even when facing life changing circumstances.

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