Bonus Episode - Kristina Paltén: Three Things She Can’t Live Without, Keeping Big Goals Fun, and Much More

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Are you ready for a new bonus episode? In this bonus episode, adventurer, lecturer and two-time world-record holder Kristina Paltén takes over the podcast. 

In these bonus episodes, we get to spend extra one-on-one time with guests who have been on the show, as they return to answer some of the questions that were not asked in previous interviews with them. 

Often, when we do our podcasts, a number of questions do not make it into the interview. This might either be because I decided to skip a certain question or because I found a particular question not timely for the current interview. 

Nonetheless, I am still interested in asking those questions and many others.

Therefore, these bonus episodes were meant to create an opportunity for those questions to be asked and answered. 

Kristina has so far appeared twice in our IPS podcasts. The first time was in episode 013: ‘Kristina Paltén, Ultra Runner – Alone Through Iran, 1144 Miles of Trust, Prejudice, and Human Kindness’, and the second time in episode 029: ‘The Good Life with Kristina Paltén, a Woman with an Extraordinary Life’.

If you want to learn more about her world records, about her becoming the first woman to run 1144 miles alone through Iran, and the rest of her story of inspiration, be sure to check out those interviews.

With that, I will let Kristina take over from here. I hope you will enjoy this bonus episode and gain much value from it.

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  • – Alone Through Iran (1144 Miles of Trust – Kristina Paltén, a lone Swedish woman, began her run through Iran on September 5th 2015. She was to become the first woman ever to run across Iran. Kristina, with her two world records in both 12-hours and 48-hours running on a treadmill, chose Iran for her run for three main reasons. The beautiful nature, the long distance and her own prejudices against the country.)
  • – 1144 Miles of Trust | Kristina Palten | TEDxVilnius
  • – How to dance with life | Kristina Paltén | TEDxBerlin
  • – Intro 00:0003:35
  • – Where in Sweden did you grow up? 03:3804:30
  • – What would you say, was more unusual about your childhood than most people? 04:3005:38
  • – What lessons from out of your childhood did you learn that followed you for the rest of your life 05:3806:33
  • – You did two TEDx Talks. What have you learned preparing for these talks about confidence? 06:3311:16
  • – Even though you are an introvert, you are not the shy girl you were when you were young. What have been some very helpful things that helped you develop self-confidence and be less shy? 11:1614:10
  • – How have you stayed well during corona? And how have you made the most out of it? 14:1016:12
  • – Is there anything particular thing you do when you feel unhappy or stressed in life, that each time works incredibly well for you to feel better? 16:1219:24
  • – What are some things that you notice a lot of people struggle with when we talk about living a good life? 19:2422:29
  • – Some goals can take years to complete. How do you keep big goals fun? 22:2927:26
  • – There is a quote from the book Atomic Habits that goes like follows: “Goals are good for setting a direction, but systems are best for making progress.” Do you agree? And if yes, what are some powerful systems you use in your life to achieve your goals? 27:2631:30
  • – Is there anything you did when you trained for big adventures or for competitions that you still do today, in your daily life, even when you are not training for something particular? 31:3034:03
  • – Being self-employed is difficult. How were the first years of your self-employed journey like? What were some main struggles that you had? And how did you not lose hope? 34:0338:12
  • – What are three things in life you can’t live without? 38:1240:07
  • – End 40:0741:31

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