Sarah Storey – Passion and Persistence

Since I started blogging and running Disability Horizons, I’ve recorded a few podcasts. It was with basic technology. But it was nice chatting with friends about disability issues and beyond. I’d never considered interviewing hugely successful disabled people until…

As you know I came third in the ‘Power 100’ list of influential and successful disabled people in December. It was great to be personally recognised for my work. Most of all I read about many amazing people and thought…

What if I started a podcast where I interviewed these awesome humans. Would they accept my invitation? Would I grasp the technology? Would anyone listen?

Well. Here we are. I’ve already recorded four interviews. The guests are coming and the technology worked. Now it’s time to see if you like it.

Welcome to The Martyn Sibley Show!

My vision is to run a podcast for disabled and non disabled people alike. Every guest will share an interesting story of their personal journey. The listeners will gain helpful insights, advice and optimistic words. Much needed with today’s pessimistic media circus.

Meet Sarah Storey

It seemed apt to try and get the number 1 influential and successful disabled person from the Power 100 list. Well Sarah Storey is about as cool as you can get in the world of people with impairments.

Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian, with Queens honours, and a lovely personality. She’s absolutely worthy of the award. But would she be my first podcast guest? Evidently she said yes 🙂

In this interview you’ll hear about Sarah’s medal moments, tough training schedule, and hopes for the future. I interviewed her, back in January, from my home in Cambridgeshire to her villa in Lanzarote. Where she was training. Oh how I love the internet.

My big take away from this amazing experience was the importance of finding your passion, and having persistence. Sarah is so focused on being the best she can be. Not on what others think about her. Her persistence of training, learning and improving is fundamental to her success.

I was also amazed how her family life fits in so well. With a husband and daughter, others would presume sacrifice and difficulties ensue. However they all enjoy their life and celebrate Sarah’s successes together.

I hope you enjoy listening to this episode. I thoroughly enjoyed recording it. I also hope it gives you something useful for your current journey.


Please can you rate the podcast and give your feedback on the comments section? If you like it, please subscribe for the next episode. I’d also be very grateful if you could blog, tweet, Facebook and generally share this for others to enjoy.

As we go further, I’ll hopefully improve things as I learn. I’d love for you to be involved by recommending guests and suggesting questions. This is always about you, the community. Thank you for your support.

Click here to listen to Sarah Storey on The Martyn Sibley Show.

See you next time.


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