Episode 25: How to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down - with Rodney Flowers
What would you do if you were suddenly paralyzed in a tragic accident, stripped of walking as well as what you thought was your purpose and identity? In this episode featuring international best seller and speaker Rodney Flowers, FULL of inspiration and wisdom, Rodney will take you through how to reimagine and redefine your life when facing setbacks such as he did in a tragic football accident. Life is constantly going to knock you down, and Flowers believes when you take your strengths on instead of your limitations as your identity, when you get back up you shift focus to opportunities as a more authentic purpose-filled you.
Behind the Scenes
Rodney Flowers is the author of the life-affirming and highly-inspiring Amazon bestselling book, Get Up! I Can’t. I Will. I Did…Here’s How! which teaches empowering life principles to transform your spirit and motivate you to awaken the amazing power within you to overcome any challenge. He also authored the international bestselling book, Essential Assertions, packed with guiding life principles & inspiring stories that energize and motivate you to recognize your maximum potential, uncover and leverage your hidden strengths, & use your unbreakable spirit to capitalize on life’s opportunities. Rodney’s a co-author of the Amazon international bestseller, Unwavering Strength, Volume 2.
In addition to his writing, Rodney has been featured on several radio shows, podcasts, social media broadcasts, and stages. Rodney is the founder and host of the Game Changer Mentality Podcast, the place for motivational insights, powerful strategies, interviews, stories, tools, and actionable advice from people who have successfully ‘Changed the Game’ in some area of their personal and business life.
His purpose in life is to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of others, which he accomplishes by helping others remain resilient and relentless in the pursuit of greatness and self-actualization. His work has been endorsed by Bob Proctor, star of the film, “The Secret”, New York Times Bestselling Author, Peggy McColl, Keynote Speaker & Resilience Trainer, Adam Markel, and many others.
Rodney has gained a well-earned reputation as a vibrant role model who has a tremendous impact on every life he touches. Rodney’s joy for life is infectious. This is exemplified by his sincere, heartfelt passion for motivating, transforming and encouraging others to embrace and live their life purpose to the fullest.
After a traumatic high-school football injury in 1993, Rodney was bound to the confines of his wheelchair. Although he was told his prognosis for recovery was very unfavorable, Rodney knew he would turn things around, make an impact on the world, and walk again.
With self-determination and a faith in his ability to persevere, Rodney graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration. To further his education he earned a Professional Masters in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Rodney has contributed approximately 20 years of his life to governmental service with the Department of Defense (DoD) United States NAVY (USN) supporting NAVAIR at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station as a Contracting Officer responsible for executing and managing contract actions and performance across multiple major weapon systems platforms.
As a result of Rodney’s quality of service and outstanding support provided as an individual with a disability, he has been featured in the United States Government’s, Careers and the Disabled magazine.
Rodney is an avid reader who enjoys working out and traveling. He also has an unstoppable belief in teaching others how to get everything they can out of life.
As an internationally respected writer, superior communicator, influencer, and thought leader, Rodney is dedicated, tenacious, and fully committed to being a change agent for overcoming life’s adversities and maximizing individual achievement and success.
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