084 Jess McMillan: “Work hard, then play as hard as you can.

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Adventure. Where does it start? How does someone know this is the path they want to take? Athlete On Fire has had some amazing adventurers on the show. This episode showcases an athlete that is an elite kayaker and big mountain free skier. Featured regularly on Warren Miller and Matchstick Productions films she has made it to the top of the sport. Traveling the world and overcoming fear are themes we cover. Hear her story about why losing multiple friends in the kayaking world in one year pushed her back to skiing. This is a show that will inspire you to get outside. Outside your comfort zone and into the wild to do amazing. You grab the headphones and we’ll supply the goosebumps. Enjoy this Athlete On Fire![/bgsection]

“Well Jess, if you are gonna be dumb, you better be tough.”

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In This Show We Hear

  • How young she was when she climbed the Grand Teton
  • Why women should ski?
  • All about Jackson, WY
  • Why losing friends brought her back to skiing
  • She describes free-skiing
  • How to drop huge waterfalls in a kayak
  • All about skiing big mountains in AK
  • What her offseason looks like
  • What she is planning next


Quote on Fire

“Do your best and forget the rest.”

Quiz on Fire

Teaches us the details of Free skiing scoring, pretty amazing.

Connect With Jess

Success Habit

Working hard.

Book on Fire:

Anything by John Wooden

Other Cool Things From The Show:


Fitness On Fire: Jess

Listen to her challenge on the show or go to our brand new Fitness On Fire page to learn more.

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