Passion Profile – Jason Fowler

Name: 

Jason Fowler

Activities/Passions:

Motorcross

Triathlons

Health and wellness,

Spirituality

Public speaking

Volunteering

Age:

45

Occupation:

High Performance Coach

passion profile - jason fowler

Jason’s Story

Jason is my cousin, so I know him well. Don’t be fouled to think this is why he made the cut for the Passion Profiles. He has more heart and drive than anyone I know. His passion to push himself has been a source of inspiration for myself, for a long time.

Jason is the oldest of three. He started racing motorcycles at the age of 7. By the age of 16 Jason had won 11 New England Motocross Championships. On the verge of going Pro, at age 17, Jason collided with a rock while out practicing on his motorcycle. The result was he became paralyzed from the chest down.

Since his accident he has completed over 150 road races, 36 marathons (19 of which are the Boston marathon), and 37 triathlons.  He has competed in 5 Ironman World championships in Hawaii and won the World Championship title in both 2009 and 2016. He also won the Half Ironman World Championships in Las Vegas in 2012.

Jason works as a high performance coach for young adults and executives. Jason also regularly volunteers his time to encourage physically challenged and able bodied athletes in the world of athletics.

Whenever I go home I make a point to visit Jason. Even if it’s just to have dinner and catch up. Spending time with him helps me remember what’s important and that if I want to achieve something, there’s no short cuts, no barrier too big.  And it has nothing to do with that fact he’s in a wheel chair, it’s his attitude and passion to push his limits that inspires me.

He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to overcoming barriers, endurance and pushing one’s limits.

1/7: 

What makes you 1 of 7 billion?

JF:

I believe I am not unique but I am special and take pride in the fact I am relentless with being a better person for myself and the world around me. Like many I don’t let things prevent me from going after my dreams. What makes me unique, is although I am a paraplegic and paralyzed from the chest down and I have been given every opportunity and excuse to slow down, I haven’t. I love defying all odds.

1/7:

Where does your passion come from?

JF:  

Motivation comes when I am growing as an individual both mentally and physically, while going after goals which at the time feel daunting and scary to me.

1/7: 

What barriers have you identified in life that have kept you from following your passions?

JF:  

All the barriers in my life have been made up by me and are in my head. I believe the right mindset will allow you to overcome anything. WE are all human and works in progress, the most pleasurable is when we overcome our own fears and thrive in the face of adversity.

1/7: 

What methods have you learned to use to overcome those barriers?

JF:

Meditation and calming the mind, take on challenges that push your limits and show you what is possible.

1/7: 

Can you share your favorite inspirational quote to help motivate others?

JF:

“What you’re thinking, is what you’re becoming.” -Mohammed Ali  Our thoughts have more power than any of us know!

1/7: 

What Passion(s) are you following in 2019?

JF:

I’m starting a new coaching business that aims to help other’s go after their goals and dreams. Plans are in motion to go after another Ironman World Championship in Kona in the handcycle division, but first I have to qualify. Stretching myself to become stronger and fitter via better nutrition(currently trying vegan ketogenic), more tuned in spirituality.

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Jason’s website: Jasonfowlerracing.com

About the Passion Profiles

Throughout my adventures I’ve meet people who I think truly embrace what it means to be passionate. The subject of their passion isn’t always the same or one I might share but that is what makes them standout. I believe our passions are a big part of what makes us unique.

Each month I will choose an individual who embodies what it means to be passionate or One of Seven Billion. The goal of the Passion Profiles is not to simply highlight these individuals but to share their story and passion(s), in hopes it will motivate others to embrace and follow their own passions.

The Passion Profiles embrace the One of Seven Project’s Core Values and attempt to make a difference in others’s lives by helping to breakdown barriers, while encouraging them to be unique, or One of Seven Billion.

Core Values

Encourage others to truly know themselves and their passions.

Assist others in celebrating their uniqueness by following those passions that make them unique.

Humanize adventure.

Help others be the best version of themselves.

If you know someone who would be a good candidate, please use our Contact form and let us know who they are and how we can reach them. You can also watch my introduction video for the Passion Profiles below. Thanks!