Sara Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, electrical engineer, and an award-winning advocate for women’s empowerment. Sara will be the first Iranian in history to climb the Seven Summits which include the highest peak on each continent. She published three books “Follow My Footsteps”, “Above the Mountain Shadow” and “Making a Difference” to share her story and her mission with the world. With each step, she is climbing to raise funds for seven organizations that focus on empowering women and has been working on a feature film and documentary to shed light on social justice issues.
In this episode, Sara shares why, with zero hiking experience, she was inspired to climb Everest. She describes her harrowing and very traumatic first attempt to summit Everest and how, in the aftermath, she discovered writing as a tool to heal and encourage others. Staying so committed and driven by her mission, Sara also explains how she cultivates the physical and mental strength to persist any time she feels like giving up.
Sara is a great example of how having a purpose outside of yourself can motivate you to do things you never thought possible. This episode will inspire you to consider how you too can accomplish something you once dismissed as impossible...you just need to decide what your Everest is!!
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