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Ep. 21 Lance Allred Conversation

Lance Allred shares how he became the first deaf player to make it to the NBA and how his limitations helped him achieve his dreams of being a professional athlete, motivational speaker and author.

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Lance Allred is the first legally deaf player in NBA history. A leader in topics such as perseverance, Lance is an international motivational speaker, a TEDx star, and best-selling author.


Listen to this episode and learn:

  • How Lance became the first deaf player in NBA history
  • What it was like to grow up in polygamy
  • How setback and heartbreak helped Lance fulfill his dreams
  • How Lance battled depression and suicidal thoughts and his advice for people experiencing the same challenges
  • How being bullied created Lance’s passion to help kids
  • Lance’s advice to kids going through physical health challenges
  • What it really feels like to be deaf
  • How being willing to fail helped Lance achieve success
  • How Lance nearly died from RH factor and the miracle that saved his life
  • How thousands of hours of speech therapy helped Lance become a motivational speaker
  • How to write and publish a book in 90 days
  • How being deaf is a gift in Lance’s life