In this episode of the Passion Struck podcast, host John R. Miles interviews Jenn Drummond, a world-record-holding mountaineer, mother of seven, and successful business owner. Jenn shares her incredible journey of climbing the seven-second summits, the second highest point on each of the seven continents, and becoming the first woman to achieve this feat.
She also discusses her book, “Breakproof: Seven Strategies to Build Resilience and Achieve Your Life Goals,” and shares practical advice on how to unlock your full potential and pursue your dreams.
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Overcome the Messy Middle: Jenn Drummond’s Journey of Overcoming Challenges
The messy middle is a concept that Jenn Drummond discusses in our interview. It refers to the challenging and difficult phase that occurs in pursuing a goal or during a journey. It is the phase where things may not go as planned, setbacks occur, and doubts creep in.
Jenn shares her experiences facing the messy middle during her mountain climbing expeditions. She talks about moments of physical and mental exhaustion, encountering unexpected obstacles, and dealing with adverse weather conditions. These are the moments when it’s easy to feel discouraged and question whether the goal is worth pursuing.
However, Jenn emphasizes the importance of pushing through the messy middle. She believes that it is in these challenging moments that true growth and transformation occur. It is a test of resilience, determination, and commitment. By persevering through the messy middle, one can reach the other side and achieve the desired outcome.
Jenn also highlights the power of mindset and having a positive attitude during the messy middle. She shares strategies such as writing letters to herself, focusing on the present moment, and finding ways to make the journey enjoyable. These techniques help her stay motivated and overcome the obstacles that arise.
The messy middle is a natural part of any journey or goal pursuit. This phase requires resilience, adaptability, and a strong mindset. By embracing the challenges and pushing through, one can ultimately achieve one’s goals and experience personal growth.
- Cast your vision wider and deeper, envisioning a future self that goes beyond your initial goals.
- Fully commit to your goals and hold yourself accountable to the commitments you make.
- Embrace the messy middle of your journey, understanding that challenges and setbacks are part of the process.
- Find ways to have fun and enjoy the pursuit of your goals, as it can make the journey more fulfilling and impactful.
- Embrace the significance of inspiring others to pursue their passions and live a life of purpose.
Why does This episode matter?
This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance on overcoming challenges, setting ambitious goals, and living a life of resilience and purpose. Jenn Drummond’s story of conquering the seven-second summits is a powerful reminder that we can achieve extraordinary things with determination, commitment, and willingness to embrace the unknown.
Her insights on casting a wider vision, fully committing to goals, and finding joy in the journey will resonate with listeners looking to unlock their full potential and make a meaningful impact in their lives.
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Redefining Heights: Jenn Drummond’s Beacon of Empowerment for Women Worldwide
Climbing the Seven Second Summits, brilliantly portrayed in Jenn Drummond’s book, “Breakproof: Seven Strategies to Build Resilience and Achieve Your Life Goals,” unfolds as a breathtaking journey. Beyond the technical challenges lie layers of inspiration and poetic resilience. Her journey serves as a testament to the boundless potential within every woman, shattering societal norms and redefining the narrative of motherhood.
Beyond the Peaks: Why the Seven Second Summits Matter: Jenn’s ascent transcends the traditional realm of mountaineering accomplishments, and here’s why her conquering of the Seven Second Summits is an extraordinary goal:
- Technical Mastery Beyond Imagination: Scaling the second-highest peaks demands unparalleled technical prowess. With steeper slopes, exposed ridges, and advanced mountaineering techniques, these summits challenge climbers to push their limits, showcasing the epitome of human capability.
- Navigating Uncharted Territory: Unlike the highest peaks, the second summits boast limited infrastructure and fewer established routes. Climbers must navigate unmarked paths, set up their own camps, and rely on their resourcefulness, adding an extra layer of challenge and adventure.
- Confronting Harsh and Unpredictable Conditions: Enduring extreme cold, high winds, and unpredictable weather, climbers face conditions that amplify the difficulty of the ascent. Overcoming these challenges requires not just physical strength but mental resilience and unwavering determination.
- Lower Success Rates, Higher Significance: The lower success rates in conquering the Seven Second Summits underscore the monumental nature of the achievement. The rarity of individuals, especially women, reaching these peaks adds historical significance, symbolizing the breaking of barriers and achieving what few have accomplished before.
- Historical Significance: Being the first woman to climb the Seven Second Summits is a testament to Jenn’s pioneering spirit. It’s not just a personal triumph; it’s a moment of historical significance, breaking gender barriers and inspiring generations to challenge societal expectations.
In every step up those summits, Jenn Drummond isn’t just conquering mountains; she’s conquering societal norms, showing the world that women, particularly mothers, can redefine themselves and pursue dreams beyond conventional expectations. Her ascent becomes a rallying cry for all women to embrace resilience, chase audacious goals, and script narratives that defy limitations. Beyond the physical peaks, Jenn’s journey symbolizes the power of breaking barriers, making the climb not just incredible but revolutionary.
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- Website: https://jenndrummond.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenndrummond/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenndrummondutah
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenn-drummond/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejenndrummond
- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@thejenndrummond
- Youtube; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzI9NbwoOzgANJBd2GJQvrQ
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About Today’s Guest, Jenn Drummond
In 2018, Jenn Drummond emerged from a harrowing car accident with a profound realization—while we can’t control when life ends, we can determine how we live it. Fueled by this awareness, Jenn, a thriving businesswoman and mother of seven, embarked on a journey of authenticity and adventure.
Prompted by a birthday mountain climb, her son’s daring Everest suggestion evolved into an audacious quest — becoming the first woman to conquer the 7-second summit. This challenge, resonating with her pursuit of a life marked by significance, not just success, became a testament to her resilience.
Today, Jenn is a world record holder, seamlessly balancing the demands of her successful business and her role as a dedicated mom. With an unyielding spirit, she tackles challenges, both in business and parenting, drawing inspiration from her children’s audacity. As an international speaker, author, and Host of the Seek Your Next Summit podcast, Jenn passionately encourages others to transcend conventional success and embrace a life of profound significance.
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