#041 | Benny Lewis on How Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is Like Learning Languages


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Elizabeth interviews Benny about his experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and how it parallels learning a language.

Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:
  • Why Benny needed a win and why he chose this particular challenge
  • The importance of having a clear, personal goal
  • Dealing with roadblocks
  • Being okay with imperfection, mistakes and the possibility of failure
  • Overcoming the “compare and despair” impulse
  • Being the worst hiker in the group
  • The power of the “pole pole” mantra
  • Why a supportive community is your key to success
Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy
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