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HOP #8: Julien Bahain’s battle to the podium with near paralysis and being stranded at sea

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Happiness of Pursuit Podcast – Episode #8

“Be the best someone you can be! You can be anything you want – follow your dreams.” @JulienBahain [Click to Tweet]

How Olympic Rower Julien Bahain battled near paralysis and being lost at sea to become a World Champion and Gold medalist.

In February of this year, this PanAm Gold medalist was in a wheelchair. Nearly paralyzed, he grinded his way back to the podium in 4 short months! Shockingly, this is not the only life-transforming story he tells in this episode.

Julien Bahain is an Olympic rower, who is ironically scared of the water! Despite this fear, he decided to make an attempt at the world record for rowing across the ocean. Part way through the journey he and his crewmate hit a terrible story – what happened next, and how this near death experience changed him is something you would find in a Hollywood script!

In addition to being an Olympian, he is also a project manager and mechanical engineer.

To see their journey across the ocean, here is a sneak peek. The full version is below in the resource section.

What you will learn in this episode of the Happiness of Pursuit Podcast:

  • What you can accomplish with determination
  • How humility can make you a stronger person
  • How to be yourself and follow your dreams

How to connect with Julien Bahain:

Twitter: @JulienBahain
Instagram: @JulienBahain


Doug Foley
Doug Foley is a podcast host, content marketer, and problem solver. He is also the youngest of 7 brothers and sisters, a proud father of 2, and is on a mission to help people find their passion, take action, and build the life they want to live. He frequently writes about entrepreneurship, personal development, and motivation.
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