Visualizing Your Goal - Carlo Facchino - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 018

Welcome to another captivating episode! Today’s guest is a trailblazer, a leader, and an advocate for women's race events, and has dedicated himself to coaching young athletes into champions of tomorrow. Introducing Carlo Facchino, Founder & Event Director at Mermaid Series. Carlo partners with host Gregory McDonough shared his insights on the art of leaving indelible positive imprints upon those we encounter. Carlo emphasizes the significance of our interactions, underscoring the impact we wield. Carlo also dives into the transformative power of embracing the present moment, advocating for mindfulness.

  • The enduring mindset has significantly molded Carlo's life, furnishing him with a clear vision of his aspirations and establishing groundwork upon which he could assemble the necessary components for accomplishment. The endurance mindset reveals these components as building blocks, which mitigate the challenges along the path but also coalesce into a comprehensive life blueprint.
  • Carlo discusses the profound importance of recognizing the consequences our actions can exert on individuals. Leaving an impression on someone can etch a lasting cognitive imprint that can strongly resonate with someone. During his formative years, a pivotal moment occurred when his mother shared stories about his fearless grandfather. This ignited Carlo's enduring mindset, inspiring the drive within him to conquer his limits and embrace challenges in pursuit of unleashing his potential.
  • During his college years, Carlo's introduction to rowing ignited him that propelled him toward the challenging realm of ocean rowing. During this time, he was the unique nature of rowing itself, where the act entailed facing backward, obscuring the view ahead. As a boat navigates with a sense of direction, Carlo recognizes that similarly, individuals possess a general trajectory in life, the future remains concealed beyond immediate sight.
  • Carlo's immersion in ocean rowing unveiled a profound lesson in absolute self-reliance. The moment you depart the safety of land, you are entirely self-sufficient until you reach your next terrestrial contact. Carlo embraced this by diligently honing the art of equipping himself by gathering a surplus of supplies and studying his navigational charts. His unyielding commitment and rigorous groundwork bore fruit through remarkable triumphs: a daring California-to-Hawaii expedition, a collaborative venture from Norway to the Arctic, and an intrepid solo passage retracing the California-Hawaii route once more.
  • Carlo shares valuable insight with fellow rowers when on land, advocating for an unwavering presence of mind. He observes that as boats embark on their journeys, the currents and winds invariably surge, occasionally posing an overwhelming challenge. By forging a connection with the surroundings and immersing oneself in the environment, rowers can effectively anchor their focus and establish a sense of equilibrium, offering a steadying force amid the dynamic elements.

Quote of the Show:
  • “I think it's important to know that our actions have an impact on everyone around us.” - Carlo Facchino


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Gregory McDonough
Gregory McDonough
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.
Visualizing Your Goal - Carlo Facchino - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 018
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