Laura Kennington on Being a Russian Celebrity, Exploring Your Limits & Developing A Tough Mindset

Laura Kennington Lilly Wild
My biggest learning through human powered adventure, is how much I can do and how much everyone else can do.
— Laura Kennington

I’ve been following British Adventure Athlete Laura Kennington for more than 3 years now and during that time, I’ve been fortunate to develop a friendship with Laura. 

So this means I can now say I have a adventure athlete as a friend - which is pretty cool!! ;)

What Laura may not know, is that many of her adventures have inspired mine, including entering for an iron man this October, and I hope she does the same for you!

So I was very excited to meet Laura in a London Cafe called Look Mum No Hands a few months back to plan this very podcast! 

And what we came up with is pretty special, even if we say so ourselves!! Without further ado, here's what to expect...

Not many can claim that they were mistaken as a British spy and became a Russian celebrity while kayaking down Russia’s longest river, but Laura can!

Laura is relentlessly exploring the limits of her own body and mind, from running a marathon in Nepal to creating and completing an extreme triathlon in the Channel Islands.

We dig deep into the power of challenging yourself, how a tough mindset is important for life and why you should have a morning and night time ritual to boost your awesomeness!

So if you’re curious about stretching your comfort zone, want to get juiced about achieving your goals or want to hear some tantalising stories, then tune in to listen to this incredible lady! 

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The most important lesson Laura has learnt from pushing her body’s and mind’s limit
  • 6 Strategies to strengthening your mental fortitude and resilience
  • The importance of powerful morning and nighttime routines
  • What it was like being an overnight Russian celebrity and suspected spy while kayaking down the River Volga, Russia’s longest river

LISTEN HERE

QUESTION OF THE DAY: What was your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments below

3 ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

You can unlock your full potential with Laura on a 2-day weekend called Mindset Mountains in the stunning North Wales.

If you’re not pushing your mental toughness boundary as much as you’d like, ask yourself what you could do to strengthen this muscle.

Do you start and end the day in the best mindset possible? If not, consider how a implementing a simple morning and night time routine could transform this

SHOW NOTES

[1:12] Introduction to Laura Kennington

[1:24] Word Game

[2:20] Who Laura is in today’s world

Adventure

[2:40] What adventure means to Laura

[2:59] Why Laura became an adventure athlete

[3:20] Laura's biggest surprise on an adventure

[4:28] How to handle unexpected and bizarre situations

[5:13] Making the tough decision to call it a day 

[6:20] Human Vs. Motorised adventures

[7:00] How to choose and create an adventure

[7:45] Laura's greatest learning from experimenting with the limits of her body

[8:18] Biggest self-discovery

Mental Toughness

[8:50] What is Mental Toughness 

[9:30] Using your mental fortitude 

[10:40] Mental Toughness strategies 

[11:30] Laura's Mantra

[12:17] How to maintain a positive mindset using your inner voice

[13:00] Strategies to transform your inner voice

[13:47] What's in Laura's mental tool box

[14:48] How adventure has helped Laura in everyday life

Motivation

[15:30] How to motivate yourself

Important Practices

[18:19] Morning and Night Rituals 

[19:40] Meditation

[20:25] Life impacts from rituals

Adventure Training

[20:44] Laura's favourite adventure to train for

[21:40] What an average adventure training program looks like

[23:20] Training for kayaking down the River Volga, Russia

Future Adventures

[24:00] Next adventure!

[24:45] Inspiration for next adventure

[25:39] How to go from dislike of running to enjoyment

[26:54] The power of fitness coaches

Wrapping Up

[28:02] Where to find Laura

[28:53] Wild Fire Q’s

  • Best things you’ve implemented that have got you your greatest results
  • Best ice cream
  • Adventure mascot
  • Surprising fact: how Laura got into sport
  • Book, podcast and documentary recommendations

SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE

Find Laura here

 Laura's Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Other mentions

Mind Valley's Om Vana Meditation App

The Rich Roll Podcast: Unlock Your Best Self

Everything Will Work Out in the Long Run by Dave Urwin

 

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