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The Gold Collar Investor

Sep 27, 2021

In today’s show, Pancham interviews Paul Hopfensperger - motivational speaker, co-author of “Bringing Value, Solving Problems and Leaving a Legacy”, and one of the successful English Channel swimmers.

One of Paul’s lifelong goals is to be able to swim The English Channel. So when the opportunity arises to help a charity and raise money by swimming across it, he is dedicated to make it possible. With his grit, he was the 873rd person in history to swim The English Channel, the 84th person to swim it twice, and has completed his third crossing as part of the relay team!

In this episode, we’ll dissect the elements of personal growth and mindset that you need to be successful as he shares his outlook on starting this journey. He’ll also tackle the steps that you can do to start achieving your goals and why you should remove any negativity in your visions so this episode is surely a don't-miss!

Listen and enjoy the show!



“I had to think to myself where am I gonna start from. You could only ever start from where you are right now.”

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 1:14 - Pancham introduces Paul to the show
  • 2:37 - His transition from being an engineer to a motivational speaker
  • 8:31 - His thoughts and why he decided to swim The English Channel
  • 15:01 - The power of visualization to make his goals a reality
  • 19:19 - His simple yet powerful advice for you to make that first step
  • 26:27 - On sharing his story by being a co-author of “Bringing Value, Solving Problems and Leaving a Legacy”
  • 29:48 - How quitting as a mayor set him up for his later successes
  • 34:36 - Taking the Leap Round
  • 34:36 - The books that gave the most impact to his journey
  • 37:25 - On getting out of his comfort zone through producing music
  • 39:33 - Charities as his way to give back to the community
  • 41:20 - Where you can reach out and connect with Paul

3 Key Points:

  1. Envision yourself doing what you desire for and if any doubts arise, remove them and focus once again on your vision.
  2. Having a mentor - especially those who are successful in their fields - and executing what they told you to do would help you in terms of achieving your goals.
  3. Create a plan to get from where you are now to where you want to be and take it off your list when you get to accomplish it.

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