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Jan 19, 2016

Episode 032 No Excuses with Kyle Manyard

Although he was born with a rare condition known as congenital amputation, where fibrous bands prevent the development of fetal limbs, Maynard decided to pursue involvement in sports, first in youth league football, where he played nose tackle for the Collins Hill National Eagles at age 11.  He wrestled in high school, ultimately winning 36 matches in his senior year of high school.  He went on to place 12th in the 103-pound weight class.  Maynard also began weight training, and was awarded the title of GNC’s World’s Strongest Teen by bench pressing 23 repetitions of 240 lbs. The same year, he received the ESPN Espy Award for Best Athlete With A Disability in 2004. Maynard appeared in both Vanity Fair and the Abercrombie & Fitch Stars on the Rise catalog.  He was also the recipient of the 2004 President's Award for the Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.   He went on to attend the University of Georgia and was a part of their wrestling team, but left shortly after starting his education to promote his book and pursue a speaking career. 

He’s accomplished so much, even though he has access to many excuses to not be able too.  Think you have a challenge in your life?  Kyle has a challenge every day, yet, he succeeds in almost everything he does.  Listen in since you too can learn what it means to have no excuses.

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John Siracusa is the creator of #BankSocial the first banking conference solely dedicated to content marketing and social media. He’s the host of "The Bank On It Show," a banking and social media Podcast that is available on iTunes and Stitcher for download. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @JohnSiracusa for industry news and updates.