Episode 224: Become Your Own Hero and Create Lifechanging Experiences: Dave Albin (Firewalk Expert)
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Despite facing significant challenges in his past, Dave Albin has become a legendary figure in the world of firewalking. He had to overcome a troubled childhood and battled addiction to drugs and alcohol for many years, even considering ending his own life at one point. However, he has now been sober for 35 years.
In 2005, Dave achieved a world record firewalk experience with Tony Robbins, whom he spent 19 years with before starting his own company almost a decade ago. With a wealth of life experience and a history of overcoming fears, Dave is an excellent and captivating speaker and storyteller. This episode contains many valuable insights.
Learn more about Dave on his website: www.firewalkadventures.com
Dave Albin was born in 1954 at Queen of Angles Hospital in Hollywood, California to a single mother. He was adopted by his Aunt & Uncle on his mother’s side at the age of 5. He’s adoptive parents told Dave they were not his parents at the age of 11. Later that year both his adoptive parents started drinking.
This is where Dave’s life to a hard turn.
Dave tried alcohol at the age of 12. By the time he was 14 he was experimenting with hard drugs. Grossly addicted to drugs and alcohol he joined AA some 20 years later in June 1988.
This is when Dave was introduced to the personal development industry. He attended a seminar with Tony Robbins in 1995 where he did is first firewalk. Dave went on to work for Tony Robbins for just shy of 20 years as Tony’s Firewalk Captain.
Dave retired from the Anthony Robbins Companies in 2014 shortly after GOOGLE hired him to put on an event for them in Mountain View, California Corp Headquarters. Firewalk Productions, LLC was born in 2014. Dave has done gigs for NASA, Heineken, The Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), RE Max, Chick-fil-A, Pruvit, Google, NI, NC Chiropractic Association, Wayne Dyer, T Harv Eker, CRISP Video, Tony Robbins and many others.
Dave currently lives in the Appalachian Mountains in Ashe County North Carolina.
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