Jake Bailey

#41 Jake Bailey – Life-Long Lessons from Beating Cancer, Mind-Blowing Resilience and Going Viral with 50 Million Video Downloads

Jake Bailey is an internationally renowned speaker, the youngest #1 best-selling author in New Zealand’s history, and a passionate educator on the power of resilience.

In 2015 he was Head Boy at Christchurch Boys’ High School, getting ready to graduate, when doctors diagnosed Jake with stage 4 Burkitt’s Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma – the deadliest cancer known to man. Jake was given 2 weeks to live. He refused to give up and presented his graduation ceremony from a wheelchair and literally captivated the hearts and minds of millions of people around the globe. The speech went viral and has now racked up over 50 million views.

Seeing first-hand the powerful impact that resilience had on his own life both during and in the cancer recovery process, Jake’s journey is teaching people how to live.  He is an official ambassador the Maia Health Foundation in New Zealand and Tour de Cure in Australia.

In this episode Andrew and Jake discuss:

2:55 Jake’s thoughts on COVID

10:20 Bad days and being humble

19:20 How Jake has changed his business following COVID

23:45 Looking back on his year 12 speech and how the cancer diagnosis impacted his life

31:55 How Jake talks about ‘his story’

36:35 A love story involving Jake and Jemima

41:45 Why resilience is so important to Jake and why he loves teaching it to youth

50:45 The concept of micro-ambitions

1:00:45 Jake’s Question for Andrew

1:04:10 Performance Intelligence Bakers Dozen

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