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    Cooper Marley is 12. He is the son of Comedian Bob Marley, and he’s also a die hard water skier….I think he might actually love it more than I do!!

    Coop had a school project for a class, on the topic of Changemakers, so he decided to call me up. Why?…I dunno. As humans, there is an innate desire to do what we can to make the world a better place. We wanna leave it better than we found it. But most people don’t have any idea how to accomplish that. There’s no “right way” and there’s not really a road map to follow. I am one of those “most people”, as I’m still trying to figure out how to become a change maker. But, Cooper is 12, and I’d say he’s well on his way.

    This is a phone conversation between Cooper in Maine, and me in California, so the audio is not ideal, but I think its more than good enough.

    Let me know what you think of this episode, and what you might want to see more of down the road!


    Some of the questions/topics covered:
    What inspired me to want to be a change maker in water skiing?
    Did you plane to be a professional water skier?
    Water Skiing on ESPN
    Goal Setting
    Breaking into the Pro water ski tour scene
    The Emptiness of winning
    There’s gotta be more than just trying to be the best in the World at something
    Parental support as an up and coming skier
    MB & the Marley Clan
    Kids skiing and burnout
    Challenges & Injuries: water ski jumping, broken femurs and torn off fingers
    Learning to make the most of everyday, no matter what
    Injuries and setbacks opening new doors: engineering MasterCraft boats and becoming a filmmaker
    The future of ski boat design
    Making sacrifices to create change
    Dealing with the pressure to succeed
    Learning to not worry about what other people think


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