TAL 4: Taking Risks and Getting Uncomfortable are keys to a full, happy life – Joaquin Cordero

Guatemalan Entrepreneur Joaquin Cordero’s passion for life is infectious.

But he hasn’t always been so full of life.  He’s had his dark moments, which he shares with us, and what he learned from them.

He also shares some hilarious stories (should be horrifying, but the way he shares is just too funny) of getting thousands of bees stinging him while dangling from a rope on a cliff.

Listen in!  Joaquin is a joy to talk to and I think this interview will lift your spirits.

It will certainly remind you that if you’re not taking risks, you’re not living.  And being comfortable is WAY overrated and is not what brings happiness.


A couple highlights from the episode

Attitude is 10% of what happens and 90% how you decide.  That was a eureka moment for me when I realized that.

And sometimes living very uncomfortable and very dark moments in your life, when you get out of them and you look back, it’s a positive thing.

He also shared this amazing quote from Janet Rand:


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool,

To weep is to risk being called sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement.

To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.

To place your ideas and your dreams before the crowd is to risk being called naive.

To love is to risk not being loved in return,

To live is to risk dying,

To hope is to risk despair,

To try is to risk failure

But risks must be taken, because the greatest risk in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing.

He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.

Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom.

Only the person who risks is truly free.

That quote epitomizes Joaquin!  Listen in and be motivated, entertained and inspired.

#1 Book Recommendation from Today’s Episode

OK, he had 2:

Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill

Illusions – by Richard Bach

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