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Aaron Volpatti – Visualization, Grit, and Adversity


Episode Overview:

The mind is the most powerful tool we have at our disposal. When you’re down and out, it takes a fighting spirit to keep going, and more importantly, something worth fighting for. 

Aaron Volpatti is a former NHL player and a pioneer in visualization and performance mindset. Aaron joins us to discuss the true power of the human mind and what is possible with visualization that will help you reframe adversity, instill a deep sense of trust in your journey, and demystify the impossible. Join me now for my conversation with Aaron Volpatti.

Guest Bio: 

Aaron Volpatti is an Author, Cognitive Performance and Injury Coach, Speaker, retired NHL player, burn survivor, and a graduate from Brown University – B.Sc Human Biology.

A pioneer in Cinematic Visualization and athletic performance, Aaron’s unique practice has helped athletes all over the world.

Born and raised in Revelstoke, British Columbia, he is a guitar aficionado and wannabe rockstar. He’s a professional dabbler—spending his free time fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, playing squash, or learning a new musical instrument or language.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

02:51 Fighting is a role in hockey

04:34 I said I’m not going to play pro hockey

07:51 I was literally a ball of fire running through the woods

11:22 An epiphany 

11:38 We want a guy that can put the fear of God in the defenseman of the Ivy League

11:50 He’s in the burn unit and the future doesn’t look promising

14:24 I made a decision right there

19:46 What would my life look like if I had given up?

22:24 I had a second epiphany

23:54 What do I know that had gotten me out of the burn unit

25:01 Rehearsal Imagery

29:11 Cinematic mind mapping

30:40 Manifestation Imagery

32:14 The undiscovered superpower 

35:31 Why not design it when we have the ability to design it? 

42:58 Did it match your visualization?

46:27 Adversities have led to such amazing things

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Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

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