#55 The Impact of an Athlete with Justin Wren

Justin Wren is first and foremost a selfless humanitarian. The rest of his resume is equally impressive. Justin is a professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the heavyweight division of Bellator MMA. He formerly competed for the UFC, and was a cast member of SpikeTV’s The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights. Justin is also the author of Fight for the Forgotten. This is a powerful episode and will make you question what success means to you.

Featuring: Justin Wren

SHOW NOTES

Host, Rick Alexander, sits down with MMA and Ultimate Fighter competitor Justin Wren to discuss his journey from athlete to humanitarian. Justin’s life has gone through extreme highs – being a top competitor in MMA – and extreme lows – drug addiction, alcoholism and depression. These experiences transformed Justin into a humanitarian and utterly awesome human. Some of our favorite takeaways from this episode include:

• Justin’s difficult childhood of being bullied, depressed and suicidal, to his rise in the MMA world;
• The detrimental impact of tying your identity/value to being an athlete;
• His discovery of charity work through an intense feeling that something was missing;
• “Fight for the Forgotten,” his charity which builds fresh water wells for the Pygmy people in the Republic of Congo;
• Current campaign to raise $25,000 in the month of July (donate here);
• How to educating and providing opportunities to others will empower them and make change more sustainable.

Justin is a man on a mission to change the world for those who were born without the means to do it themselves. Please consider making a donation to his charity, “Fight for Freedom.” If the charity raises $25,000 he has a generous investor who will match the donation. Let’s go Lionheart Radio listeners!

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www.water4org/fightfortheforgotten
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youtube /Justin Wren