Tue, 17 March 2020
Mark Pattison was catching touchdown passes in the last minutes of games to stadiums of 100,000 plus thousand people. Playing football at a high level taught him how to think big and step into fear. When his NFL career ended, what was next? It’s not easy to leave a job and identity like that. After a pivot to what became a successful marketing and import, export business - Mark Pattison decided that how things looked from the outside mattered less than how he felt on the inside. He wanted to truly follow his passion for the mountains. Here is where his Seven Summits mission began, to attempt to be the first NFL player to successfully hike the tallest mountain on each continent. Today he is 6 mountains in. He was preparing to summit Everest this summer, but just like many of us, COVID-19 changed his plans https://www.markpattisonnfl.com/category/blog/ . But he still knows preparation means opportunity!
1:38 Interview begins with a bear through his race
3:00 Playing in the NFL
6:00 Going off the cliff
7:30 Rechanneling energy towards business
10:00 Shifting your questions
10:49 Adjust, adapt & pivot
11:40 the Seven Summits mission begins
13:30 Finding a mentor, mapping it out & flying to Africa
15:00 Challenges, tragedies and joys of the many summits
19:00 Greatest strength is also greatest weakness
24:30 His why. Step into your fear.
25:30 Loving the process
27:40 Summitt Fever
28:50 Fail to plan, plan to fail
29:40 Seven summits smoothie
31:08 What’s next - The South Pacific & the highest point in every state
34:50 Sefra & Joe talk about how you play to level of those with you in the room
36:50 Push to exhaustion
38:22 “Getting to the top is optional getting down is mandatory!”
39:00 Let us know what your Seven Summits are!
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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena, Sefra Alexandra & Dr. Johnny Waite
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty
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