'“In the holy sh*t moment, you need to be able to control your emotions and decide what you’re going to do.”
- Megan Hine
If there’s one thing that defines our life experience today, it’s stress and anxiety. Whether it’s work, family, training, racing or something else, we feel the pressure. We’re always on and it can be exciting, but also exhausting, overwhelming and damaging to our health.
So what are we supposed to do?
In this podcast episode, I talk to one of the world’s top survival consultants and adventure leaders, Megan Hine. According to Meg, the most important survival rule, and one that is often overlooked, is: 3 seconds without thinking.
Meg shares her thoughts on what separates the survivors from the rest, some crazy stories and best practices for surviving (and thriving) in our high pressure, stressful and busy world. She walks us through how we can develop our survivor’s mindset, which will enable us change our response to stress and anxiety, and feel calm and chilled instead.
Today we unpack Meg’s story and dive into adventure, survival and mindset. Specific topics covered include:
how spending 7 days alone in the Picos de Europa Mountains in Northern Spain was a ground breaking experience for Meg;
the survivor’s mindset: what separates the survivors from the rest?;
the popular survival rule of 3 and why Meg’s added an extra one;
when Meg feared for her life and the thought processes she went through';
what fear and anxiety mean to Meg, and how she overcomes these emotions in high-pressured, life-or-death situations;
This is a inspirational conversation and one that provides powerful insights and guidance into how you can reduce stress and anxiety in your everyday life. I hope you enjoy it and are able to take action to living a more chilled out and calm life.
“This was without a doubt the most inspiring 55 minutes of my 2018! Meg Hine shares a fascinating insight into her personal mindset and view of the world and the wild.
Adelaide also adds her own brilliant application of Meg's wisdom, perfect for those of us whose survival mindset focuses more on personal challenges than life-threatening survival situations.”
- Cathy Bussey, Telegraph contributor and author of cycling guide The Girl's Guide to Life on Two Wheels.
[0-2.03] Meet Megan Hine!
[2.03-4.10] Who Meg is in the world today
[4.10- 7.50] What it was like for Meg growing up
[7.50-9.12] Meg’s first time experiencing mountain biking
[9.12-11] Meg’s brothers and sisters
[11-21.46] Why spending 7 days in the Picos de Europa Mountains in Northern Spain was a ground breaking experience for Meg
[21.46-25.10] Meg explains to us the popular survival rule of 3 and why she has added an extra one!
[25.10-29.30] What fear and anxiety means to Meg
[29.30-] When Meg feared for her life and how she thinks under pressure
[47.45-49.26] Meg’s future adventure in Alaska
[49.26- 52.17] What have you got in your pockets right now you could use for survival?
[52.17-54] Power of music and final words from Meg
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Big thanks to Rob Lawrence and Matt Cheney for production, audio engineering and for helping me make Season 2 become a reality.