Rebound Stronger with Fauzi

Stories of Courage, Perseverance and Silver Linings There is a saying: the hardest steel goes into the hottest furnace. I believe that we can always overcome adversities. These struggles can come in many forms. I decided that I need to start reaching out to people who have overcome these adversities, and learn from them how they used these difficulties as a stepping stone… how these setbacks changed their lives for the better. I record my conversations with them, so that YOU can also learn from these amazing individuals. Take notes, and take massive action to make our lives better!
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May 29, 2016

I am super excited this episode in which I talked to Susan R. Nelson.  Susan recently published her book The Only Light I Saw was in Galveston: My Six Year Journey Back … After Death! I am always looking for great rebound stories and a common friend, Stacey Lemire, introduced me to Susan. Reading from her book, I know that she is a fighter! She has to overcome a long journey six years journey, moving to different places, working different jobs, and fighting for her right.

Quotes from this episode:

  • “I think everyone can pretty much agree that the road of life is not a straight line. There are hills and valleys, twist and turns and ups and downs.” Susan’s journal entry Saturday March 17th 1996
  • “It’s tiring and hard work to come back, BUT the alternative is to live in a pity pot and not have the life I should have.”

Questions I asked during this episode:

  • The reason Susan wrote the book.
  • What happened on 4th April 1993.
  • The immediate challenges Susan faced after waking up from the coma.
  • How Susan’s her strength to keep on fighting and come back.
  • Why Atlanta was a growing spot for Susan.
  • How Susan got started writing.
  • How journaling or writing help Susan’s recovery.
  • Susan’s best tip for journaling.
  • Susan’s favourite quote.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 22, 2016

In this episode I talked to Nate Ridgeway from Atlanta, Georgia, United States. I got to know him. It was through a podcaster group, Podcaster Paradise. He is a coach with The John Maxwell Team.  He is a successful entrepreneur who making impacts to many lives. But his life wasn’t always as successful and happy as he is now.  In the past, somehow, he drifted, all aspects of his life were not working as expected. Overweight (147 lb to 237 lb, 90 lb) working four jobs, spending 20 hr every day, but broke financially struggling relationship and marriage.

He has completely changed his life, step by step designing and building the life he wanted. That’s why he is known as life architect.

Questions I asked during this episode:

  • How did Nate life hit rock bottom?
  • How do we recognize our calling?
  • What’s the biggest challenge when we want to change?
  • The first step Nate took to overcome multiple challenges he faced?
  • Nate’s tips for making run enjoyable?
  • How to repair relationship which was damaged?
  • The biggest lesson Nate took from the experience.
  • Building habits which congruent with your value.
  • Nate’s tips for each of 4 cornerstone framework L I F E (Liberate, Inspire, Flourish, Excel)

Book Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 15, 2016

The special guest for this episode is Hitesh Ramchandani.  He is an extraordinary young man with many achievements.  I first knew Hitesh around end of last year when I found his book in book store while browsing and looking for inspiring book.  I read his book and attended his talk and finally got the opportunity to interview him. Although he has cerebral palsy, a condition that affects muscles, movement and motor skills,

this does not hinder him in achieving great things, things perhaps some of us still want to achieve. He has travelled around to many countries, representing Singapore in football such in Incheon Asian Para Games and of course in the 8th Asean Para Games, which Singapore hosted 2015. Last year 2015, he published his autobiography, “Better than Normal: My Journey of Self Belief and Unwavering Determination”, which is about overcoming the challenges in his life. He is now an international speaker and transformational coach.


Quotes from this episode:

  • “No matter what, always keep going, eventually you will reach your destination”
  • “Learn how to accept your situation in life and learn how to make the best out of it”
  • “Life is like a ball, the harder you hit the ground the higher you will bounce”
  • “Courage is facing the problems even the odds are against you”

Questions I ask Hitesh in this episode:

  • How was Hitesh’s childhood growing up with cerebral palsy?
  • What was Hitesh’s the most challenging experience growing up?
  • What was Hitesh’s the happiest moment from his childhood?
  • Whether Hitesh who constantly have to work much harder than most of other people ever get tired (want to quit)?
  • What was the biggest lesson learnt while growing up with cerebral palsy and his advices for person who has similar condition?
  • How did Hitesh he get into the Singapore national football?
  • Why he chose “Better than Normal” as his book title?
  • Hitesh’s tips to someone who is interested to make speaking as a career
  • Hitesh’s most important habits

Books mentioned in this episode:



Better than Normal by Hitesh Ramchandani


Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield


Millionaire Underdog: Start, Grow and Explode Your Business Against All Odds by JT Foxx


Ways to Contact Hitesh:



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May 8, 2016

Julian and I are both listeners of Geoff Woods’ The Mentee Podcast and became friends through Geoff. He is currently Vice President in Consolidated Asset Management Services, LLC . He specializes in optimizing energy assets, structured transactions ,and Merger & Acquisitions. He has electrical engineering degree with 20-year experience in the generation, transmission and distribution of energy He also plays bass guitar in a rock band is his spare time. After a series of personal hardships, which included the near death of his children, loss of jobs, a divorce, financial loss, etc. He realized that science and spirituality say the same thing about energy and in particular the need to lower resistance. He is currently offering an online course Flow 101 which teaches about the 4-Flowgates and will be launched in March 2016. So should already be launched when this episode airs

He will be releasing his book, Let Go, Let it Flow a P.A.T.H. to Peace and Personal Power later this year.


Quotes from this Episode:

  • “Let go, Let God”
  • “Being present, learning to accept what it is, to be grateful and to be in service for others.”
  • “Courage is to live life with open heart”

In This Episode, You will learn:

  • PATH Framework:
    • Present : bringing your body into alignment (your health: sleep, food, mental thought)
    • Acceptance: allowing the present moment. Being open and suspend judgement.
    • Thankfulness: further opening yourself up.
    • Healing: by being in service to others.
  • Cultivating awareness
  • How to be more productive

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

Podcast Mentioned in this Episode:

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May 1, 2016

I got to know this amazing woman through a common friend. Stacey Lemire Martin has rebuilt her life through a lot of adversities including illnesses, overweight, low self-esteem and lost of love ones. She fought and took back her health and life, and learnt new skill in the process. 

Quotes from this Episode:

  • “It’s amazing how we can change our bodies, we can change our brain, and we can change our chemicals.”
  • “It’s very important for people to understand how sensitive our biology, and that stress can kill us in so many ways.”
  • “No matter what happen I will survive this. This is a key factor, it’s your faith.”
  • “You must love yourself.”
  • “Feel the fear and do it anyway”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What is bi-polar disorder and how we can recognize the symptoms on ourselves and people around us.
  • There are various levels of bi-polar disorder and it affects different part of the brain.
  • Gain back your health
    • Taking control of digestive system, give food that it likes.
    • Taking charge of your mood, being aware and asking.
    • Changing your thought and feelings.
  • Start watching how you talk about yourself.
  • Change your language such as apologies versus being sorry.
  • How to help family or friends who might be in depression.
  • Starting your day by stating your goal as if it already happen now.

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

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