Ep.51: Dale Elliott – Comedian. Speaker. Pilot. Bucket Lister. Paraplegic.

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On the Bucket List Life Podcast today is Dale Elliott. Dale Elliott was born in 1976, raised in rural South Australia, a pilot at 16 years old, soldier at 18, married at 21, aircraft engineer at 23, paraplegic at 26!! Life massively changed at 26 for Dale. We chat about how Dale adapted, changed and dealt with the cards he has be dealt. Dale has taken Bucket Listing to a new level and we chat all about his achievements along the way. Dale is a funny guy that really has inspired me to live life to the full. This is a great podcast to kick off what will be a big 2017. Enjoy!

During this episode we discuss:

– The early years of Dale’s life as a pilot and a soldier.
– Dream role in the army.
– The motorbike accident that snapped Dale’s spinal cord and left him a paraplegic
– Gratitude. How Dale has kept a mindset that has allowed him to be grateful.
– How Dale’s mantra has kept him present.
– Hand cycling across Australia.
– Solo skydiving.
– Dale’s stand up comedy gig.

Key Moments:

[7.00] Pilot at the young age of 16.
[11.00] The process of getting a pilot licence (to fly your mates around).
[12.30] Joining the army at 18.
[14.45] An motorbike accident on Boxing Day that changed Dale’s life.
[20.45] How Dale has dealt with his injury, what role gratitude/mindfulness has played.
[24.30] Dale’s mantra… No Future. No Past. Just Now.
[40.10] Dale’s epic journey of hand cycling from Melbourne to Darwin.
[46.10] Being the first solo paraplegic skydiver.
[58.10] Being a comedian even after being in a wheelchair when life wasn’t that funny.

Mentioned in this podcast:


Dale Elliott’s Website
Dr Russ Harriss
Eckart Tolle
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jarrett Martin
Relational Frame Theory
The Happiness Trap Pocketbook (Book)
Cure Club Foot (Cause)

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