Today on The Mindvalley Show, we are joined by The Olympic legend and unwavering LGBTQ advocate, Greg Louganis! His journey is nothing short of extraordinary. With an incredible tally of four Olympic gold medals and one silver, Greg is not just a diving sensation but a symbol of resilience, authenticity, and courage. His life story is a rollercoaster of triumph over adversity, including overcoming discrimination, abuse, and the life-altering challenge of an HIV diagnosis. His inspirational journey will leave you in awe.

Discover how forgiveness was pivotal in his path to inner peace and personal growth. Greg’s insights into overcoming unimaginable hardships and navigating his HIV diagnosis are invaluable. Delve deep into the techniques and mindset that catapulted him to diving stardom. You’ll gain priceless wisdom on the power of visualization in achieving your goals and how meditation can fuel your personal growth.

Greg reminds us that kindness is the key to leaving an indelible mark on the world. If you’re ready to embark on a journey of inspiration, empowerment, and transformation, this episode is your ticket. Listen now and let Greg Louganis’ incredible story ignite your path to greatness. 

Key takeaways:

[3:23] A fresh perspective on forgiveness and empathy

[9:50] Forgiving his birth mother and family background

[16:55] Experience as a high chief in Hawaii

[18:31] Education and understanding about transgender issues

[24:19] Living with HIV and advancements in treatment

[25:00] Meditation and visualization

[29:56] Visualization for forgiveness and healing

[32:19] Hope for the world: kindness as a legacy

[34:05] The power of a smile 


Where to find our guest:


Greg Louganis is Alive Podcast 

Memorable Quotes:

“It was a violent act. It was scary. But I survived. I’m here. So it was an event that taught me a lot about myself, about people that I could forgive.” [3:22] -Greg Louganis

“My mother, Frances Luganas, who raised me, she always told me to make everywhere you go better because you were there. And you can do that in so many ways, picking up a piece of trash, smiling at somebody at the grocery store.” [34:05] -Greg Louganis


Resources mentioned:

Mindvalley Financial Freedom Summit 2023


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