Ep. 53: Surviving Suicide, Living with Faith, and Knowing it Will All Be Ok with Rob Decker

By Justin Lewis

Welcome back to the 53rd episode of the Hard Thing Podcast. Before we get to the show:  Let me announce the winners of the 100th episode raffle!  We had only two entrants into the contest so I will be giving each contestant a $25 gift card as well as a t-shirt in appreciation for their support! Thanks so much guys! Now to the show. Today, I share my conversation with personal fitness coach Rob Decker of https://robdeckerspeaks.com/ (robdeckerspeaks.com) and you can reach him at https://www.instagram.com/decker_rob/ (decker_rob) on Instagram. Today’s an interesting one guys.  We start off talking about how Rob committed suicide… well, he attempted suicide. That’s right, Rob jumped head first out of a 3 story building with the intent to kill himself. As he lay in the hospital, having broken his back and his arms, the police came in to inform him he’d been accused of rape. We move to talk about how he was able to learn how to walk again, and to get the charges dropped. We also talk about how Rob’s faith helped him along the way. He attributes the charges being dropped to God.  I enjoyed today’s conversation so much, for one because you can really feel Rob’s faith. It is an inspiring challenge to each of us to live a little bit better. I also appreciated Rob’s attitude and his belief that things would get better. Hope is so important and Rob showed how to keep hope alive! Rob also left some action items: Pursue your heart’s desires Believe you are loved and worthy of love  Pay attention to the consequences of your choices If you go out and do these things, your life will improve. If you need help doing these things at all, let me know. I’d be happy to help.   *** Support the Show:  One Mission Nutrition (10% Discount): http://allegiance.1missionnutrition.com/thehardthingpodcast (http://allegiance.1missionnutrition.com/thehardthingpodcast) Audible (Free Audiobook): http://audibletrial.com/thehardthingpodcast (audibletrial.com/thehardthingpodcast)  Help us donate $1,000 to http://ourrescue.org/ (Operation Underground Railroad): https://www.gofundme.com/f/overcoming-average (https://www.gofundme.com/f/overcoming-average) ** Thank you so much for listening to the podcast. To support the show:  1. Share the podcast with one person who could really use it.  2. Reach out to me onhttps://www.facebook.com/theHardThingPodcast/ ( Facebook) and https://www.instagram.com/thehardthingpodcast/ (Instagram). Let me know how the podcast is going.  3. Leave a rating and a review.  4. Subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss any episode. We are on Google Play, Apple Podcasts and Spotify.  5. Buy one of our Shirts or Hoodies https://www.bonfire.com/store/the-hard-thing-podcast-store/ (https://www.bonfire.com/store/the-hard-thing-podcast-store/) Again thanks so much for listening, and stay tuned to next week. Keep doing Hard Things, and Keep Overcoming Average. This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Support this podcast

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