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May 27, 2022

Welcome to The Main Thing Podcast! If you enjoy climbing mountains, whether literally or figuratively, you are going to love today’s show. And you will be enthralled by the stories of our wise guest Lei Wang.

In 2004, Lei, who grew up as a Beijing city girl who had no athletic training, set out to climb Mount Everest. She was on a promising career track in finance with an MBA from Wharton. But she was excited about proving that an ordinary person could climb Everest. That excitement empowered Lei, not only to climb Everest, but to become the first Asian woman to complete a journey to the summits of the highest mountains on each of the 7 continents and to the north and south pole, a feat called the Explorer’s Grand Slam. Today, as an executive coach, speaker, author, and adventurer, Lei travels the world to ascend new summits and empower individuals and organizations. She joins us from her home in the Seattle area.

Strap on your crampons and shoulder your pack!  Over the next 9 minutes you will discover why Lei Wang is one of the wisest people I know.



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Content You Will Enjoy in This Website

(00:00:01) - Intro

(00:00:XX) - Welcome; brief bio for Lei Wang

(00:03:25) - How Lei has reframed falling

(00:04:07) - The spark to begin climbing mountains

(00:06:05) - Summit is only half the climb

(00:07:07) - Special opportunity for you to help keep the wisdom flowing

(00:08:12) - Lei Wang shares her Main Thing

(00:09:01) - Lei unpacks her wisdom; importance of gratitude; daily discipline

(00:10:55) - How she pushes through challenging climbs when others quit

(00:12:01) - Pitfalls of invincible self confidence; mind-over-matter isn’t enough

(00:13:40) - How you can connect with Lei

(00:14:20) - Final thoughts and a few coaching points from Lei

(00:15:12) - Outro