Overcoming Obstacles and the Power of Attitude with Alvin Law

By Jane Atkinson

Imagine for a minute if you can, a world where you are born different.  How would you live your life? Would you focus on your disability, or would you strive to create your best possible life?  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we are thrilled to have Alvin Law join us to share his story.

In the early 1960’s Thalidomide was given to over 13,000 pregnant women around the world to help them overcome morning sickness – but it damaged babies in the womb, restricting the growth of arms and legs.  Alvin Law was one of those babies, born with no arms.

Listen to the podcast below:

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Being born different.  1:05
  • Alvin’s mom…creating awareness and dispelling myths.  5:05
  • Becoming one of the original “Road Warriors”.  9:25
  • 1981 – The International Year of Disabled Persons.  15:30
  • The speaking business is really hard work!  18:55
  • Making the transition from educational to corporate speaking.  22:00
  • Alvin’s favorite story ever…26:10
  • Creating balance between giving and “me-time”.  31:20

Alvin has been presenting his compelling life story to groups across Canada, the United States and around the globe since 1981.  He is a trained broadcaster, fundraiser and musician. Alvin has earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an honour possessed by less than ten percent of professional speakers worldwide.  In 2009, Alvin was inducted into the Canadian Association of Speakers (CAPS) Hall of Fame. And in 2018, Alvin was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame, one of the few speakers to hold more than one Hall of Fame Designation.

If you could use some insight on how to create a more positive mindset, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

I hope you’ll download and learn.

Podcast Resources:

Alvin’s website:  https://alvinlaw.com/

Alvin’s book:  https://alvinlaw.com/store/

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