American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

E063: Dr. Ruben West - Turning Personal Challenges Into Opportunity

Episode Summary

Dr. Ruben West never met a personal challenge he didn't turn into an opportunity. He has an innate ability to see promise and potential where others see dead ends and disappointment, and he's using this ability to blaze new trails for others to follow. Dr. West knew he wanted to be a surgical assistant in a time where that profession was not recognized as such. Rather than accept the impossibility of his vision, he set about creating that profession that is now recognized in the medical field. He didn't stop there, though - Dr. West repeated that process of creating his own dream and went on achieve one extraordinary accomplishment after another.  He turned his love for martial arts into a full-fledged purpose that literally changed lives, while also getting him inducted in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame.  He's among the most highly sought-after international speakers, coaches and corporate trainers. He's an author, an entrepreneur and a living example of the potential lying untapped in us all. 

Episode Notes

Dr. Ruben West never met a personal challenge he didn't turn into an opportunity. He has an innate ability to see promise and potential where others see dead ends and disappointment, and he's using this ability to blaze new trails for others to follow.

Dr. West knew he wanted to be a surgical assistant in a time where that profession was not recognized as such. Rather than accept the impossibility of his vision, he set about creating that profession that is now recognized in the medical field. He didn't stop there, though - Dr. West repeated that process of creating his own dream and went on achieve one extraordinary accomplishment after another. 

He turned his love for martial arts into a full-fledged purpose that literally changed lives, while also getting him inducted in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. 

He's among the most highly sought-after international speakers, coaches, and corporate trainers. He's an author, an entrepreneur and a living example of the potential lying untapped in us all. 

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