Joy Superpowers – Episode 16 – Coping With Pain

Podcast Recap

In this episode of the Joy Superpowers podcast, I’m talking with Terry Tucker about Coping with pain. Terry has had quite an extraordinary life as he has been an NCAA Division I college basketball player, a Citadel cadet, a marketing executive, a hospital administrator, an undercover narcotics investigator, a SWAT Team Hostage Negotiator, a high school basketball coach, a business owner, a motivational speaker, and most recently: a cancer warrior.

Additionally, he is the author of Sustainable Excellence: Ten Principles To Leading Your Uncommon And Extraordinary Life. In 2019, Terry started the website “Motivational Check” to help others find and lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives ( 

Furthermore, you can follow Terry’s journey on LinkedIn and Facebook.

During this episode, we are discussing themes such as:

  • Pain is inevitable and everyone experiences different kinds of pain
  • How important it is to have hope in our lives and how much more our physical bodies can handle than we think they can
  • Turning your negative thoughts into something positive
  • Getting out of your comfort zone and doing things that make you uncomfortable and scared.

About the podcast:

The Art and Science of Joy Podcast is all about inspiring people to live more joyfully, so if you’re seeking a bit more joy in your own life or seeking to bring some more joy to the lives of others then this podcast could well be for you! In our second podcast series, Joy Superpowers, we’ll be going through one superpower per week that you can use to live a more joy-filled life.

In each episode, I’ll be inviting an expert on a particular Joy Superpower to share their words of wisdom, as we take a look at the science behind the superpower, and explore how you can apply the superpower in your own life.

Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram at @theartandscienceofjoy as we continue to explore the Joy Superpowers and continue join the conversation. We’d love to hear your thoughts with the hashtag #joysuperpowers

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The Art and Science of Joy host

Andrew Cannon

Andrew has spent his career building a deep understanding of people’s values, attitudes and behaviors in order to help business people make better decisions. Over the last few years, Andrew has used this knowledge and his research skills to deep-dive into the art and science of joy.
Andrew’s journey in business has taught him many lessons about leadership; about the importance of purpose and people, as well as profits, and about the role joy can play in companies to elevate both personal and business success.