Nick Vujicic (“voo-yi-chich”) is an Australian-American born without arms or legs who has become a world-renowned speaker, New York Times best-selling author, coach and entrepreneur.
Nick faced tremendous obstacles in life from, living life without limbs, to being bullied at school and fearful for his future with no purpose in sight. Without hope, his feelings of helplessness and isolation led him to attempt suicide. Nick persevered through life’s challenges and discovered key principles which enabled him to find his purpose and turn obstacles into opportunities; making him one of the most sought-after keynote speakers in the world! Millions of people have found hope, purpose and the strength to overcome their challenges through Nick’s inspirational speeches and powerful coaching.
Nick is an anti-bullying advocate who travels the globe speaking to millions of students in partnership with Education Departments of several Governments. Nick has created an innovative Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum called “Attitude Is Altitude,” wherein he teaches students to make positive changes in their lives and their communities. He is also the founder and CEO of the non-profit ministry Life Without Limbs.
Nick has been featured on BBC, 60 Minutes Australia, CBS Sunday Morning, Oprah’s LifeClass, USA Today, People Magazine, ABC News, The Glenn Beck Program TLC, LA Stories, and many more. Husband to his beautiful wife Kanae and father of four children, Nick’s passion is to inspire and equip the world to know that we all can rise above adversity and overcome every disability of the heart and mind!
Part of Mental Health Week 2023 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day. According to Social Justice Ireland, 43% of persons with disabilities report some form of depression. One of our most impactful Pendulum Summit speakers Nick Vujicic spoke candidly about his own struggles with mental health and the mentality he cultivated to succeed in his life, regardless of any challenges or setbacks.
In his talk, Nick candidly discussed his struggles with mental health and even when he attempted suicide at a very young age. One of Nick’s main takeaways for the audience was ‘If it was easy, everyone would have it.’ Despite what obstacles and challenges we face, we are the masters of our own destiny. We decide our fate. We decide our successes and how we view our failures.
From this blog, some key takeaways are:
Make your mindset bulletproof, and you’ll be unstoppable.
You don’t know what’s impossible until you know what’s possible.
If you can change your mindset, you can change the trajectory of your life.
You are important.