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Ep. 78: Victim vs. Victor | with Nick Santonastasso

the daily helping podcast Nov 25, 2018

Nick Santonastasso is a medical miracle and a truly wonderful human. He is one of four people alive with the rare genetic condition, Hanhart Syndrome, and has overcome incredible  odds to not only survive but thrive. Nick has gone on to become an inspirational keynote speaker, an internationally known bodybuilder, and a fitness model – despite missing both his legs and one arm since birth.

In today’s episode of the Daily Helping, this high-energy youth shares his amazing story, showing people that anyone can thrive if they have the determination and willpower to go after what they want.

He has made cameos on TV shows like “The Walking Dead” and has become a social media sensation, gaining more than 1 million followers on “Vine” in less than a year. 


Now, Nick is sharing his experience with people all over the world as a keynote speaker at schools, universities, nonprofits as well as Fortune 500 companies. He is using his challenges to inspire others to push beyond their suffering and live a life that has NO LIMITS. Nick has already helped to inspire such giants as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tony Robbins, and Gary Vaynerchuk.

Nick’s book, Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality To Live The Life You Love includes twelve personal stories from Nick’s journey, each followed with actionable strategies to consider and apply to your life.


“Your authentic self is the sexiest, most beautiful thing you can be.”


Nick’s thoughts on the power of reframing:

  • In your life, are you going to be the victim in each situation, or will you be the victor?
  • It’s up to you to decide how each event affects you and how you react.
  • Consider that things are happening for you, not to you.


The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway


People need to do more things that they love. They need to do more things that make them feel good, and they need to realize: success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure. You can have all the money in the world, but if you aren’t doing something that fulfills you and makes you feel good, there will always be an emptiness there.

Life is all about perspective, and the more perspective you can gain, the more easy and simple your life is. The things that we complain about on a day to day basis – in the grand scheme of life, they aren’t problems or challenges.



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There is incredible potential that lies within each and every one of us to create positive change in our lives (and the lives of others) while achieving our dreams.

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