Hunting With African Bushmen + Creating Community With Eric Edmeades
This week, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with Eric Edmeades, a fascinating individual, a TRUE visionary, and an all-around #SuperBeing. Keep reading because you’re in for a real treat!
Eric spent the earlier part of his life struggling with constant sinus and throat infections, excess weight, acne, and chronic fatigue. His doctors believed that surgically removing his tonsils was the solution, but on a whim, Eric decided to experiment with changing his diet. Within 30 days, all his symptoms went away. The surgery was canceled.
Eric became fascinated by food’s role in achieving true health. He wanted to understand why simple dietary changes healed his body. His research took him to live with bushmen in Africa, where he studied their eating patterns and HUNTED with them. We’re talking 27 miles a day in 100-degree heat with stone-age type hunter-gatherer bushmen using bows and arrows, sometimes with little or no results.
Eric has devoted years of his life to analyzing and testing his theories, and his company, WildFit, is the result of that experience.
Helping people have breakthroughs in their health and fitness simply by changing their relationship with food is not Eric’s only passion. He has spoken on hundreds of stages to thousands of people around the world teaching nutrition AND business and marketing (including Tony Robbins’s business mastery seminars).
“A lot of people don't recognize that there is truly an unconscious power level of influence that is given to people who are willing to stand in front of an audience. I am aware that every single person in the audience has stories that are either as valuable or more than mine are, and the only difference between them and me is a skill set. Once I recognized that, it put me in a position where I could never, ever talk down to an audience because every single person in that audience has life experiences as valuable as mine.” – Eric
I couldn’t agree with Eric more. As I’ve said many times, one of the best ways to market yourself and build a successful business is to get on a stage in front of as many people as possible and tell YOUR unique story. It’s a powerful thing and helps you relate to your ideal client.
To learn more about Eric’s incredible life from being born in South Africa to growing up in Canada and attending the craziest boarding school you’ve ever heard of, to currently living in the Dominican Republic and dreaming of building an “intentional” community, listen to the latest episode right now!
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