My Chat With Julie McDonald Olympic Swimmer OAM

By Alana HuxtableFebruary 5, 2021

Many of you would remember the inspiring and highly successful Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Julie McDonald OAM. She's an Australian former long-distance freestyle swimmer of the 1980s and 1990s. She's won a bronze medal in the 800-metre freestyle, swimming at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. 

Julie is one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever met. Because she’s tough. Because she’s determined. Because she tells it as it is, with brutal honesty. All the better for my wonderful community, because she reveals her own personal and professional life challenges, triumphs and motivational qualities to help people better cope with their problems, rise above them and live their best life.

We’ve caught up on numerous occasions and the more I see her, the more I like her. Without a doubt, her Olympic and Commonwealth Games swimming achievements are incredible. But equally impressive is her strength and courage to overcome and escape difficult life situations to survive and thrive.

Drawing on Julie’s own personal life experiences, we cover a huge range of topics about life. They include how to use small steps that accumulate in big results. They include how to overcome health scares and embrace a positive mindset. They include how to fix relationship issues, and how to comeback after painful life events and setbacks and how to cope with a diagnosis.

Julie McDonald is a natural motivator, and in her current professional life, she helps others to deal with these issues regularly. I share this inspirational and riveting content on the Alana Huxtable Official Facebook page, so be sure to follow it. Enjoy.

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