Ep. 1 - Josh Perry | Upgrade Your Reality Despite Terrible Setbacks

May 23, 2022 · 1h 7m 38s
Ep. 1 - Josh Perry | Upgrade Your Reality Despite Terrible Setbacks

Join me and my guest Josh Perry, 5x Brain Tumor Survivor & Former Professional Athlete in a conversation about how to upgrade your reality at every level despite horrendous setbacks...

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Join me and my guest Josh Perry, 5x Brain Tumor Survivor & Former Professional Athlete in a conversation about how to upgrade your reality at every level despite horrendous setbacks and failures. Whether it's a cancer diagnosis or facing anxiety this episode is for you!

Josh Perry was born and raised in Cape Cod, MA. His father bought him his first BMX bike when he was just a kid and it almost immediately consumed his life. Josh worked tirelessly at perfecting his craft while his mother drove him all over the country for camps, sessions and competitions.

At 17 years old Josh was given an opportunity to train with the best of the best, and though it was thousands of miles from home and he had not yet graduated high school, he didn't think twice and moved to Greenville, NC. Josh moved up to the professional level of competition quickly and was riding Dew Tours, X-Games and competing internationally at the highest possible level.

​Josh felt as if everything he had been working for his entire life, and everything he had dreamed about was playing out in front of his eyes. He was only 21 years old and felt like he had everything. But, after a nasty crash, his life was threatened.

Josh had hit his head and went to a local urgent care to make sure something more serious wasn't happening. He had no damage from the crash, but there was a brain tumor taking up the left half of his brain.

Immediate surgical removal was necessary. Josh came out okay and defied all odds by getting back on his bike only five weeks later.

That was in 2010. Now, almost a decade later Josh's life has shifted in some wonderful and very unexpected ways. After two more brain tumor diagnosis, he began researching health and nutrition. He was determined to prioritize his health and take the longevity of his life and the vitality of his brain into his own hands. As he progressed, he became passionate about helping others optimize their health and performance in all areas of life including career, relationships, and physical health.

As the passion to support others grew, and after a third brain tumor diagnosis, Josh got really clear on his higher purpose in life and left BMX competition to start his business speaking around the world and coaching entrepreneurs, athletes, executives, and organizations. Josh became certified through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition as a health coach, became certified through Ketogenic.com as a Keto Specialist, has become well versed in Neuro Linguistic Programming, read countless research articles, stacks of books and communicated with every expert he could.

On August 26th, 20201, Josh went into awake craniotomy surgery to remove yet another tumor that had grown and was causing seizures. Thanks to Dr. Q at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, and awake craniotomy, Dr.Q was able to remove the new tumor and ALL the other tumors resulting in Josh being tumor FREE for the first time in 12 years.

All of Josh's research led him to cultivating a life where consciousness, love, health and happiness are his first priority. He takes full responsibility for his mental and physical state of being and he feels like a healthier, happier and more productive individual because he prioritizes his brain health.

Josh's goal is to share knowledge that he has gained with anyone who is ready to CHANGE! He wants the world to know how good they can feel by prioritizing their well being and making simple changes. He will do this continuously and tirelessly through supporting others to become empowered to consciously design their lives by optimizing their health and performance as well as public speaking, his podcast, and any content he creates.

Josh's goal in life is to impact the world the most positive way and leave it better, stronger and healthier than when he came into it.

Today, Josh has become an optimization strategist - helping people optimize their mindset, health and performance, an international speaker, Host of The Grey Matters Podcast, and published author sharing how chasing his dream saved his life, showed him the courage, strength and resilience we all possess when we tap into our true SELF, and how BMX led him to his true purpose in life which is to serve others in a way that gets YOU to be unstuck in your life, overcome your circumstances, and become empowered to create your IDEAL life.

As a multiple brain tumor survivor and former professional athlete, Josh is a living example of what optimizing one's mindset can do in progressing to the next level in one's life whether it be their career, physical health, relationships, or education and my clients experience this for themselves, too.

Josh has devoted his life to sharing his belief that we are all capable of changing aspects of ourselves and our lives, despite any circumstance we find ourselves in, to live the most ideal life we envision for ourselves and helping people build and implement strategies to do so.

Connect w/ me on Social Media and TELL ME YOU LISTEN TO THE PODCAST!

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
- Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

Connect w/ Josh:
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshperrybmx/
- Website: https://www.joshperrybmx.com


Josh Perry & Mark Metry
we was told, when we was old
on entry when born
we would never be nothin’
now we uplevel to somethin’
but now we gold, and on this road
of untold. success
what a controlled mess

but we survived, with da brain flow
fear is just a thought
but I thought, I arrived though
and you thought you arrived too
and when you ride, on that bike, that BMX life
-had to whip out that gamma knife
screw you cancer get out my life

I wish we met sooner Josh,
unlike that brain tumor, brain wash
chasing time, like it’s my watch
but I don't wanna watch
I wanna put my mind away
I know for a little bit it's okay

but don't be out
step by step, I’m breakin’ it down,
Josh’s coaching helps, you not break down,
he helped me with my mental health
I feel like I gotta gift too
to give back to the world,
it's bigger than me n you
but I see it, in both me n you

no it's not, it's not just about the mindset,
but my guy the best, he got da hind sight
when you pressed
you can go to Josh Perry to help you nonetheless

plot out 7 seven moves ahead like chess
pick up the pen and pad and get it off your chest

now open that mind
we got Josh on as a guest
and what you'll find
is a mind well designed
now open those eyes
this the mark Metry show
without further adieu
and let's go
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