E085: Olympic Swim Champion, Bodybuilder, Author turned California Lawyer: The Amazing Life of Sarah P. Condor
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“If you’ve been through your share of suffering in life and you’re nearly touched by death, and you’ve been on the brink of demise, you tend to grasp the essence… with your instinct” – Sarah P. Condor
Sarah Condor knows about life and its challenges. Having grown up in communist Czechoslovakia, she was swimming as part of their Olympic team at the age of 14. Having felt stifled by life in her country of birth. Her life changed when she managed to leave her country and head to the uk, study philosophy, and she eventually made it to the US in 2003. Sarah has written a number of novels, become a linguistics expert, body builder and is now a qualified attorney. In today’s show, Sarah chats to Jacob about her life, and how what she has learned has shaped the way that she works as an attorney.
“[As a lawyer] You don’t just deal with facts, facts come later, when the real issue arises”– Sarah P. Condor Play Podcast
It seems like Sarah Condor has done everything. Well. From being an Olympic swimmer, to university degrees, to author and now US attorney. Life hasn’t been easy for Sarah but her fierce determination and continuous quest to better herself and her life have meant that she hasn’t let this get in the way of being successful. In today’s show, Sarah and Jacob chat about the challenges that she has faced throughout her life and how that has affected the way that she works as a lawyer.
If you prefer to watch the discussion in action, here is my recorded interview with Sarah Condor (please refresh your browser a few times if it isn’t loaded properly the first time):
In this interview you’ll learn
- 01’52” – Sarah’s story from the beginning
- 09’26” – How Sarah’s life changed when she left Czechoslovakia
- 12’40” – Why Sarah chose to go into law
- 15’40” – What skills Sarah has learned which she can now use as an attorney
- 18’30” – The people who inspire Sarah
- 21’20” – Why Sarah believes that talent alone is not enough
- 23’38” – Sarah’s tips for new lawyers and sports enthusiasts
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