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Life Outside the Hustle with Brent Tieri

Mar 11, 2019

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Sergeant Noah Galloway was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Just three months in to his second tour of duty, he experienced a life changing injury. On December 19, 2005, Galloway lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device attack.
Now a fitness expert and motivational speaker, Galloway doesn’t take excuses from his clients, fans and followers – and finds ways to get things done. He continues to compete, participating in adventure races around the country, such as Tough Mudder, Spartan events, fitness competitions plus numerous 5Ks, 10Ks and marathons.

A sought after public speaker, Galloway travels the country sharing his story, encouraging and motivating others to offer no excuses. From elementary school assemblies to veterans organizations to corporate sales meetings, Galloway’s enthusiasm for life and his passion for helping others brings a unique perspective to gatherings.

Most recently, Galloway lead his team to victory on FOX’s new hit series American Grit, where teams were tested with various military challenges. He also took third place in Season 20 of ABC’s hit series, Dancing with The Stars. Following his appearance on the November cover of Men’s Health Magazine, he was named the publication’s 2014 Ultimate Guy. Adding to the list, Galloway released his first book a memoir; Living with No Excuses the Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier. He’s also been a guest on numerous national talk shows including Ellen and The Today Show.

Galloway recently created the No Excuses Charitable Fund, which raises money and awareness for organizations that mean the most to him, including Operation Enduring Warrior and No Barriers USA.

In this episode we dive into:

  1. How the events of 9/11 transformed Noah from wanting nothing to do with the military to enlisting in the armed forces in less than 24 hours.
  2. The “Triangle of death” and the events in Southwest Baghdad that led to the explosive device attack on Noah's humvee and the loss of his arm and leg.
  3. Noah's struggle with the loss of his identity after his injury, and the depression that followed and how he turned his life around.
  4. What drove Noah to get back into fitness, start a business, and redefine his purpose.
  5. The impact that social media has had on veterans and how it has given them the ability to share their stories and connect with others that might be experiencing similar struggles.
  6. How Noah landed on Dancing with the Stars and the lessons he learned from diving into an area in which he had almost no experience.
  7. The greatest physical challenges that Noah has learned to overcome following his injuries.
  8. His struggle with perfectionism and how he’s dealt with this mental block.
  9. Why the relationship with his children comes before everything else in his life, including work and fame.
  10. The daily habits that keep Noah mentally learning and physically pushing boundaries.