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Mike Schultz is an extreme sports athlete. His nickname is "Monster Mike". Mike is also the founder of a company called Biodapt. Biodapt provides performance prosthetics and adaptive equipment.
Most people start business to solve their own problem. Mike is no different. In 2008, Mike lost his left leg in a snowmobiling accident during a race.
He said, "The first 24 hours after my amputation was so hard. I almost didn't make it through." From then on things got better mentally and he decided to start looking forward, not backward.
His friends teased him that he'd be trying to build a leg in his garage soon.
They knew Monster Mike well because that is exactly what he did. After a month of sketching designs and a week of machine work he had his first prototype.
Since then "Monster Mike" hasn't looked back. His business serves the needs of adaptive athletes and he still races snowmobiles and motocross.
Photo via Red Bull Media
He says, "I now try to take a little more time to appreciate all the little things that I didn't before. But once the helmet goes on I'm still like pin it (full throttle)!"
More on Mike's Story:
Watch a 3 Minute Micro Documentary here.
Read his story in Wired and Forbes.
"Whatever the mind of a person can conceive and believe, it can achieve." - Napoleon Hill
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