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Motivation With A Purpose Radio
 
Rich Hallstrom

At some point along the way, people ask their own version of the question, “What is the purpose for my life?”

Rich Hallstrom asked himself that question approximately 14 years ago. His search for the answer opened the door for him to discover the essence of who he is, forever changing the way he views himself and lives his life.

His life has been filled with challenges.  He was born with Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy that affects motor skills and coordination.  While each of us has unique challenges and circumstances that are beyond our control, he has come to see it’s how you respond to those challenges are what make the difference.  He chooses to focus on what HE CAN DO rather than on WHAT HE CAN’T DO an attitude that has taken time to develop.

Today, as creator and co- host of Motivation with a Purpose it’s his responsibility to find, develop, and tell stories that provide inspiration, hope and motivation to others, just like what he needed at one time.  Living with his disability has enhanced his skills as a media professional, and it has given him the ability to develop focus, persistence, a competitive edge, and an ability to see a unique story in every person. 

He has been privileged to interview some of sport’s elite such as Steve Young, Michael Jordan, and even Dennis Rodman. His nineteen year history as an integral part of the Seahawks press team afforded him some awesome experiences and has gained him the respect of athletes and coaches alike. He enjoyed a personal relationship with former Coach Mike Holmgren of the Seahawks, reminding him that he was valued and could have a positive impact on the team.  Athletes, as well as individuals affected by disability, can accomplish tremendous things when they set their hearts and minds to it.

His message is simple “for everyone to pursue your passions with excellence”.  “No disability or challenge can stand in the way unless you allow it to”.