John Bartolo Show - Nick Santonastasso

Short Summary:

In this episode, John interviews entrepreneur, bodybuilder, model and Internet sensation, Nick Santonastasso. Nick was born with one arm and no legs as a result of Hanhart syndrome, a rare condition that prevented his limbs from fully growing. Listeners will quickly recognize that Nick’s condition hasn’t kept him from living life to the fullest. Join in as he and John talk about mindset, focus, passion and more.

 

Long Summary:

In this episode, John interviews entrepreneur, bodybuilder, model and Internet sensation, Nick Santonastasso. Nick was born with one arm and no legs as a result of Hanhart syndrome, a rare condition that prevented his limbs from fully growing. Listeners will quickly recognize that Nick’s condition hasn’t kept him from living life to the fullest. Join in as he and John talk about mindset, focus, passion and more.

Nick shares common mental setbacks for most people and how to overcome unhealthy patterns including self sabotage. He also talks about not letting your past define you and the power of “pivoting” and embracing the losses in life. Listeners can continue to be inspired by following Nick on any social media. He says to search for “Nick Santo” and look for the legless guy covered in tattoos. 🙂

 

 Timestamps:

0:08 — John thanks sponsors.

0:28 — John introduces today’s guest – Nick Santonastasso.

1:23 — John asks Nick how he wakes up with a smile every morning.

2.58 — John asks Nick why people focus on what they don’t have..

5:30 — Nick does a focus evaluation.

14:00 — John and Nick talk about self sabotage.

16:30 — John and Nick talk about loyalty and self worth.

19:00 — Nick shares how he got started. 

22:26 —  Nick talks about his WHY.

24:00 — John and Nick talk about pivoting.

30:00— Nick talks about asking your brain questions.

32:24 — Nick and John talk about having a structured adult conversation.

49:00 —  John and Nick talk about living out passion and side hustles.

56:00 — John and Nick talk about cancel culture.

1:03:55 — Nick shares where you can follow him.

 

Key Quotes:

“Not everyone wakes up super positive, motivational, with a smile on their face every day. The foundation is focus. The majority of people tend to focus on what they don’t have or their insecurities.”

“What’s wrong in life is always available to focus on. What’s right in life is always available to focus on.”

“What people don’t realize is the media is designed to put you in a fearful state. When you’re in a fearful state, it drastically drops your immune system.”

“Your past doesn’t define you but what you do in this very moment does.”

“Be genuine and authentic because not many people are like that…a lot of people are trying to portray this perfect life.”

“People don’t relate to perfect.”

“Confidence = integrity. We do what we say we’re going to do.If you don’t, you diminish yourself.”

“If you don’t love yourself, you can’t receive love from others.”

“Once you discover your why, that’s your driving force.”

“You learn more from your losses than our wins.”

“You can only give to others if you fill yourself up.”

“When you start playing chess, not checkers, you can start to mitigate the failures.”