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Kyle Maynard
Kyle Maynard

Kyle Maynard

No Excuses

Suwanne, GA USA

"Find what that barrier is, and find a way to work around it."

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Kyle's work combines: Entrepreneurship, Sports, and Learning / Being Challenged

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Day In The Life

MMA Fighter/Wrestler/Owner

I'm a weightlifter, wrestler, motivational speaker, and first quadruple amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    University of Georgia

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Says he's in the same boat as the road-trippers-he's 23 and still trying to find his road.

  • 2.

    When he was wrestling in middle school and high school, he kept getting his "butt kicked."

  • 3.

    His dad told him that he hadn't won a single first-year match either, convinced him to keep at it; later found out his dad had just lied to motivate him.

  • 4.

    Says his parents always taught him that he should find a way to persevere and keep at the things that mattered most.

  • 5.

    His biggest problem with the education system is that "it prepares you to be an employee," rather than nurturing unique dreams and interests.

  • 6.

    Says that there are ways around working for someone, encourages young people to build their own businesses around the things they love.

  • 7.

    Opened No Excuses Crossfit Gym, an athletic facility with a focus on building a community of athletes.

  • 8.

    Says if he could go back and change the way he was born, he wouldn't-his disability has actually enabled him to make a huge impact.