Intrinsic Drive™

Season One Reflections

July 21, 2021 Phil Wharton - Wharton Health Season 1 Episode 9
Intrinsic Drive™
Season One Reflections
Show Notes

The speed of life can be daunting. Some days there feels to be a need to pause, reflect, and learn from the experience of those who have transcended their challenges. I find myself returning to key moments from each guest during this first season. I felt like sharing them with you.

 Ronnie Harris, reframes his disappointment at not competing in the Olympics, thus upholding the standard. Jen Rhines, shows us the pivot which catapulted her to become a three-time Olympian. World famous tap dancer, Andrew Nemr takes us on a journey in finding his true purpose. We learn to become an active player in our lives and, Think Like a Breadwinnerwith Jennifer Barrett. We find grace in action during life’s most devastating moments from the unshakable resilience of Carmen Dell’ Orefice

We find a way to train out our mental obstacles and Live The Best Story of Our Lives, with World Champion Tennis player and performance coach Bob Litwin. Deepa Purushothaman, reveals her path shedding negative beliefs and stereotypes in finding her true power. We learn of Patrick Reagan’s defining moment in aligning his talent with his passion—becoming a professional Ultra Runner. We travel down the road with professional squash player Chris Gordon, as he brings us along for his shift from external motivations to compete and win—to finding joy in the process of being healthy. Now the oldest player on the professional squash circuit, finding fulfillment in daily training rituals. 

Final Thoughts… 

I’m grateful to the guests who shared their stories with me. I’ve taken away tangible strategies, real time approaches, and new ways of understanding—messages I’ll continue employ on my own road. Creating this show, stretched me in ways I never thought possible. Many days I just wanted to throw in the towel. In learning so many different elements of this process something new opened in me. I was pulled by an invisible force, a deeper intrinsic motivation.  Extra shout out to Andrew Hollingworth—master editor and sound engineer. Thanks to all those who have listened, cheered, and championed this project. You are in Cooperstown!  

Which stories move you forward? How have these stories impacted you? What would you like to hear next? Let us know. Until then I look forward to being with you on the next season of Intrinsic Drive™.

Intrinsic Drive™ is produced by Ellen Strickler and Phil Wharton. Special thanks to Andrew Hollingworth, our sound engineer and technical editor.  For more information on this and other episodes visit us at www.whartonhealth.com/intrinsicdrive. Follow us on socials (links below) including Instagram  @intrinsicdrivelive