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  • May 07, 2017

    Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome: Battling Back with Dave Sanderson | #2


    Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome: Battling Back with Dave Sanderson | #2

    From the moment flight 1549 narrowly glided past the Washington State Bridge, to wading through the cold, waste-deep waters of the Hudson River awaiting rescue, to the career and life reawakening which followed; we explore Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome with plane crash survivor and President of Dave Sanderson Speaks Enterprises, Dave Sanderson, in a candid, in-depth interview. Learn how to thrive by managing your mental state, leading effectively, and communicating clearly. Plus, Entrepreneur Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Jason Feifer, shares how you can achieve the new American dream.


    · [00:00:00] Achieving the American Dream with Entrepreneur

    · [00:04:39] Brace for Impact with Dave Sanderson 

    · [00:12:31] Thriving After Your Personal Plane Crash

    · [00:19:51] Manage Your Mental State in Moments that Matter

    · [00:29:53] Learn to Live with Purpose at Halftime Institute

    · [00:35:53] Find Your Core Mission, Lead with Certainty


    Discover more about segments and guests below…



    [00:00:00] Achieving the American Dream with Entrepreneur

    “The word ‘entrepreneur’ now is a real cultural signifier. It’s a mindset…” Entrepreneur Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Jason Feifer,  discusses the economical shift inspiring many Americans to tackle business ownership for the first time. Jason continues, “We have to take control of our own lives and our own dreams. There’s no better time time be a brand called Entrepreneur.” We agree! Times have changed and entrepreneurialism is the new American dream. We find out how the Entrepreneur brand is adapting to a today’s media landscape to meet the needs of industry leaders everywhere. Whether you’re running a lemonade stand or a venture-backed corporation, Entrepreneur has got you covered. Learn how you can take your company to the next level.


    [00:04:39] Brace for Impact with Dave Sanderson 

    Do you recall the story of Flight 1549, dubbed the “Miracle on the Hudson”? Today we’re speaking with the last passenger to exit the plane, Dave Sanderson, President of Dave Sanderson Speaks Enterprises. Dave experienced a traumatic event, but instead of succumbing to depression, he saw an opportunity to grow. To begin this in-depth interview, we take a look back at that pivotal moment when airplane Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger announced over the intercom, “Brace for impact.” Dave, seated in 15A, could see fire lapping over the left wing. As the plane narrowly glided past the Washington State Bridge and crashed into the Hudson River, Dave heard his deceased mother’s voice, “If you do the right thing, God will take care of you.” In that moment everything changed. Hear more.


    [00:12:31] Thriving After Your Personal Plane Crash

    Continuing Dave Sanderson’s firsthand account of the crash landing of flight 1549, we find Dave waste deep in water inside the plane. As he patiently waited in the 36 degree water of the Hudson River, Dave clung to a lifeboat until he was rescued. Flash forward, Dave has endeavored upon a new life path using public speaking and entrepreneurship to achieve a higher purpose. This dramatic shift is known as Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome, a term unknown to Dave until AARP asked him to be a case study for an upcoming article highlighting a UNC Charlotte survey. Have you ever experienced what Dave calls a “personal plan crash”? If so, listen now.


    [00:19:51] Manage Your Mental State in Moments that Matter

    “If you have the humility to prepare, you will have the confidence to execute.” Miracle on the Hudson plane crash survivor, Dave Sanderson, offers this simple strategy to prepare for pivotal moments. We delve into Dave’s new book, Moments Matter, and discuss core principles to manage your mental state and communicate effectively, no matter the situation. As a special treat for out listeners, Dave will send you a free copy of Chapter 1 of Moments Matter which focuses on finding clarity in uncertain times. You’ll have to listen in to find out how.


    [00:29:53] Learn to Live with Purpose at Halftime Institute

    In some respects, Dave Sanderson, President of Dave Sanderson Speaks Enterprises, was baptized by fire when he survived the plane crash of flight 1549. He emerged from the cold waters of the Hudson as a new man with a new mission – This, Dave says, marked the halftime of his life.  If you find that you are adding dollars to your bank account, but lacking joy, Dave says the Halftime Institute in Dallas Texas can help. Be like Dave – Pursue your passion and make an impact. Your renaissance starts now.


    [00:35:53] Find Your Core Mission, Lead with Certainty

    As this episode of Entrepreneur Radio comes to a close, Dave Sanderson offers key insights gleaned from surviving flight 1549, the Hudson Miracle. To demonstrate how certainty begets leadership, Dave shares an anecdote regarding four-star General Norman Schwarzkopf where he reveals the leadership strategy which enabled troops to swiftly drive Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait. Then, we find out what is Dave most proud of and how his whole world-view has changed post plane crash.


    Explore More with Helpful Links:

    · Website: Entrepreneur Magazine

    · Subscribe: Entrepreneur Magazine

    · Website: Dave Sanderson Speaks Enterprises

    · Video: TEDx Talk on Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome

    · Article: AARP – Personal Growth After a Midlife Crisis

    · Book: Moments Matter

    · Mentioned Business: Halftime Institute



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    Program Host: Alan Taylor
    Producer: Dave Milligan
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