In this episode, get to know Karen Putz of Naperville, Illinois – also known as the Passion Mentor. Karen is the author of several books, including Unwrapping Your Passion, a book that shakes up the status quo of aging and redefines the barometer of living a passionate life – concepts we can definitely get behind. Karen is also a barefoot water skier with a remarkable comeback story, which has led her a quest to barefoot water ski in all 50 states.
In our interview with Karen, we talk about how a water skiing injury activated a dormant gene that caused her to lose her hearing and what led her to eventually find her way back onto the water. Karen also shares a number of nuggets of wisdom about how you can push past fears and limits to pursue your own passions.
SEASONED ATHLETE STATS - KAREN PUTZ
Sport: Barefoot water skiing
Quote: “The real competition is you…make it your race.”