Guest Appearance: Mark Ormrod

Mark Ormrod: No Limits For UK’s First Triple Amputee

Mark Ormrod

Message the Guest

About Mark Ormrod Ltd

Mark Ormrod is Royal Marines veteran having served since he was just 18 years old. After a Christmas Eve that changed his life forever back in 2007 during his service in Camp Bastion, Mark went through a remarkable journey that he now shares with the world successfully through his various platforms.

Mark is now living life to the fullest as a father, husband, eleven-time Invictus Games medallist, motivational speaker, author.

About Episode

  • Some people talk about expertise some about their stories.
  • In Afghanistan, became UK’s first triple amputee to survive since WW1.
  • “The industry’s changing and we gotta change with it if we want to stay relevant.”
  • Towards the end of HS arrived at the decision of joining the military.
  • Wanted to join the marines to see if he had what it takes.
  • Got his green beret at 18 yrs old.
  • 4 weeks before finishing training witnessed 9/11.
  • Got assigned to Afghanistan – Sent to Iraq in 2003
  • Got the first taste of war at 19.
  • 2005 first daughter was born decided he was going to leave and focus on his family.
  • Decided to rejoin the military in 2007.
  • 2007 got deployed to Camp Bastion. Morale was high.
  • Christmas got locked down.
  • Christmas eve. Knelt on and denoted an explosive device.
  • Felt that he let his team down.

INVICTUS

  • 10 years before Invictus games.
  • Main goal was to be completely independent.
  • Has seen friends compete and has seen the improvement in their life
  • “When you go through something traumatic like this, you’ve got to have that focus and those goals.”
  • “As long as it lights a fire in you, then that’s good enough!”

RECOGNITION BY THE ROYAL FAMILY

  • Felt embarrassed initially
  • Going to Buckingham palace after COVID
  • Went to Prince Harry’s wedding

Resources and Important Links

Mark Ormrod – Book: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

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