Passion Struck with John R. Miles

Jen Bricker-Bauer On: Everything is Possible EP 107

February 15, 2022

Jen Bricker-Bauer is an aerialist, motivational speaker, and New York Times, bestselling author. Born without legs, Jen's biological parents left her at the hospital, destined for a life of hardship. However, the hand of God brought her an amazing adoptive family, who taught her that everything is possible.

As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold medalist Dominique Moceanu. In fact, watching Dominique on TV, helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all odds, Jen competed against able-bodied athletes and became a State Champion in power tumbling. As part of her fantastic story and a twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually her biological sister.

John R. Miles sits down with Jen Bricker-Bauer to talk about why she never says the word "can't" and how she has come to believe that everything is possible if you set your mind to it. You learn that you can achieve everything you've dreamed of when you unlock your purpose and create an intentional life. Jen discusses why she is doing everything she can to spread inspiration and joy throughout the world and is following her calling to teach others they can do anything they put their minds to achieving.

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  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:47 Introducing guest Jen Bricker-Bauer
  • 4:11 Athletic Greens and Surf Shark
  • 7:29 Jen's adoption story
  • 12:34 God doesn't make mistakes
  • 15:16 Magic Mind
  • 16:51 How her parents influenced her
  • 19:12 Never Say "CAN'T"
  • 24:26 Story of her idol Dominique Moceanu
  • 28:22 If you help one person it is worth it
  • 32:30 Learning Dominique Moceanu is her biological sister
  • 38:44 The connection she felt with her sisters
  • 42:43 The impact of her internship with Disney
  • 43:46 Coming to a cross-road: fashion or acrobat/aerialist
  • 47:00 How to push through discouragement
  • 49:56 Britney Spears world tour broke down barriers
  • 54:10 How performing led to her motivational speaking and book
  • 58:51 Tedx Talk and her mentality about sharing her life story
  • 102:31 Making change starts with changing yourself
  • 106:19 Why God uses her to help other people
  • 110:08 Jen discusses her brand new act
  • 111:28 Rapid round of questions


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-- John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. A show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world's highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

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