In this episode of Beehive Podcast, Nataliya has a powerful conversation with inspirational Sean Swarner, who has achieved remarkable feats. He is a two-time cancer survivor, whose first goal was to crawl 8 feet from the hospital bed to the bathroom and later became the first cancer survivor to reach the summit of Mount Everest with only one functioning lung! Additionally, he has completed the "Explorers Grand Slam," which involves reaching both the North and South Poles and summiting the highest mountain on each continent and he has completed the Hawaii Ironman.

Sean's resilience and determination have made him a source of motivation for many people around the world and he's been voted one of the top 8 most inspirational people in history! During the interview he shares details of his personal journey of overcoming adversity and talks about what keeps him going and why he's putting himself through those challenges over and over again. Sean believes everyone has their own Everest to climb and that finding inner determination is key to pushing forward and achieving your personal goals. 



Sean Swarner's personal experience with cancer has shaped his perspective on life, inspiring him to push boundaries and live each day to the fullest.

By approaching challenges with determination and a positive mindset, Sean empowers others to overcome their own obstacles and find the greatness within themselves.

Sean emphasises the importance of knowing and living by your personal core values, as they provide clarity and guide decision-making in pursuit of a fulfilling life.

Sean believes that happiness is an internal job and that material possessions and accomplishments alone cannot bring true fulfilment.

Through his charity organisation, the Cancer Climber Association, Sean supports cancer survivors by providing them with the opportunity to climb Kilimanjaro and empowering them to pay it forward for future survivors.


"I want people to realise that not everyone's going to climb Everest, but we all have an Everest to climb."

"It's never about the finish line. It's never about the summit. It's never about the new car. It's never about the race. It's never about the new house. It's never about that physical stuff. It's never about the goal, because you can always make more money. You can always buy another car. You can always climb another mountain. You can always run another race. If you're looking for those things to make you happy, you're going to be unhappy your entire life."

"It always seems impossible until it's done."

"If you want something different, do something different."

"Just pick one thing that you think has the most control over you and replace it with something positive, something that's going to benefit you as opposed to consuming, create something."



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