Episode featuring Jason Burnett, a 3 time Olympian (2008,2012,2016) and Olympic Silver medalist in the sport of Trampoline.
This episode takes you through the life of someone who has experienced something that few people in the world have or ever will experience. Jason gives us the chance to live his Olympic experience step by step!
My goal on this episode was twofold:
- I wanted to learn more about the sport and what makes Canada such a strong competitor in Trampoline. We have won medals at every Olympics since the year 2000. Jason explains very well how the sport helped him overcome his shyness as a kid, how mentally tough you have to be and how easily things can go wrong in this sport.
- I wanted a detailed account of his journey through all 3 olympics and try to understand how winning an olympic medal affected his life. Jason gives us an in depth look at what it really takes to become an olympic medalist and how to keep going despite broken ankles, torn ACL’s, losing your confidence and how to find motivation to keep going after achieving the pinnacle of the sport. You will also be very surprised by what Jason has to say about that an the MOST important lesson he learned after going to 3 Olympics.
Additionally, we talk about his aspirations of becoming a stuntman, his appearance in his first movie, his personal life outside of sport and many other insights into why and how he kept going through all the hardships. Enjoy!