#255 It's not what happens to you in life, it's what you do about it that counts with Peter Wright
Peter describes himself as a podcast host, writer, speaker, blogger, contrarian thinker.
His topic is inspiring people to Overcome and Thrive on Adversity. He does this by asking questions about, and sharing ideas for, thriving in a changing world.
Born in London, England, he spent most of his life in Rhodesia and South Africa. His corporate career included marketing management in large and small companies, starting and running his own businesses. He travelled extensively in Southern and Central Africa, before returning to his roots as a farmer in Zimbabwe.
In 2002 he became a casualty of the government's illegal and violent policy of driving commercial farmers off their farms. He was arrested, interrogated and imprisoned to force him off his farm. He lost the farm and all his assets.
In 2004, Peter and his partner Sue moved to Canada with 2 suitcases and a horse saddle each, 6 cats and enough cash to buy a used pickup.
Peter ran ultra marathons, played Polo and Polo-Crosse. In 2010 he survived a heart attack which stopped most of his farming activities. In 2017 he had bypass surgery which enabled him to increase his physical activity and walk 250 km on the Portuguese route of the Camino de Santiago
He is also a past president of Woodstock Toastmasters
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