Episode 292: Interview with Billy Keenan
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About: Billy Keenan
Billy Keenan had a perfect life. He was a successful teacher, veteran, triathlete, band leader, husband, and father. A tragic accident robbed him of that ideal life. Sadly, the accident was just the beginning. In the next few years, Billy faced betrayal, abandonment, theft, and hardships that would break an ordinary man.
But Billy Keenan is no ordinary man. He is fond of quoting the Christophers’ motto, “It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.” Billy embodies the essence of that idea and has dedicated his life to inspiring others with his strength, faith, and indomitable spirit.
In The Road to Resilience: The Billy Keenan Story, he shares his incredible experiences with the world. Billy’s story is not a story of a victim but of a remarkable individual who has faced tremendous adversity and found a way forward. You cannot get to know Billy without being touched and transformed.
3 big ideas discussed in this episode:
- Building resilience through “deliberate discomfort” when times are good
- Utilizing “stored up” resilience to find a reason to live when surrounded by darkness.
- Being open to the impact of amazing people willing to help/seeking my help of others when faced with great difficulty.