“Don’t Give up on yourself. Don’t give up in life. Be part of something bigger than you and you’ll start seeing rewards to make yourself better.” -Roy Wragth

 

Depression, suicide, and trauma are all very real things with very real consequences. However, it is not something to be ashamed of, rather, it is something that should be talked about openly. This week, Bruce sits with veteran and car enthusiast Roy Wragth about these pressing issues that are unfortunately on the rise.

Today, Bruce and Roy open up about their darkest moments. They recount what led them to decide to try to take their lives and why they didn’t do so. They also share what they learned about their experience, how they are able to help others because of it, and the joys they received as they learned to see life through a more positive lens. If you are on the verge of giving up or you know someone who is, please listen to these convincing reasons and practical steps that you can take today to help you gain courage and strength to go on. 

Life can be unfair at times, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is help and you have people who care about you and want to see you succeed and grow as a person. Life still has something good to offer, and you deserve to experience it. End the pain, not your life.

 

Takeaways: 

02:23 Build, Not Cars, But Experiences

10:40 You Can Control What Happens Next

16:59 Journey is More Meaningful with Great Camaraderie

23:35 Live Your Vision

30:10 The Truth About Suicide is More Painful Than You Think 

39:39 Don’t Crowd Out Your Personal Touch

45:54 We are All Connected (Believe it or Not!) 

49:34 Don’t Give Up! (Life is Hard)

 

Resources: 

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When we are at our lowest, it’s not life that we want to end, but the pain. Join Bruce and @Roy_Wragth as they share their darkest moments and lessons they learned about not giving up, camaraderie, and living your vision. #podcast… Click To Tweet

 

Quotes: 

12:30 “I may not be able to make up for what happened in the past, but I can control what happens here moving forward.” -Roy Wragth 

24:27 “Don’t be afraid of what people think. At the end of the day, you’re learning something that’s going to be rewarding.” -Roy Wragth

28:36 “You got to be a part of something… just to experience camaraderie and friendship.” -Bruce Jeppesen

34:02 “It’s not about crying. It’s getting healed to the point where you can because you will help somebody else.”  -Bruce Jeppesen

36:26 “Being there for them is truly important, because they may not be there tomorrow.” -Roy Wragth

39:47 “If I focus this entirely towards a business perspective, the whole personal touch might get a little bit diluted. I just want to connect people through cars.” -Roy Wragth

42:49 “Nowadays, with social media and divisiveness, we forget what it means to be human, to have fun, enjoy each other’s company, and be a good human being.” -Roy Wragth

46:37 “Being inclusive to everyone is very important because we share the same connections, believe it or not.” -Roy Wragth

50:14 “Don’t Give up on yourself. Don’t give up in life. Be part of something bigger than you and you’ll start seeing rewards to make yourself better.” -Roy Wragth 

 

Meet Roy:

Roy Wragth is a multifaceted entrepreneur and car enthusiast. He is the Owner of Wragth MotorSports. He has been running his own company for 4 years with a leadership role in other companies as well. His podcast, E3EPodcast, aims to bridge the gap between consumers and business owners.