382: Dr. Shawna Pandya – YOU Have a Role To Play!

Shawna Pandya

382: Dr. Shawna Pandya – YOU Have a Role To Play!

Dr. Shawna Pandya is our guest. And hey… Dr. Pandya has one of the biggest dreams of anyone we’ve ever featured on DREAM THINK DO.  She… drum roll please… wants to step foot on Mars.  Yup… Mars!

And… when you hear about her background… you’ll know that she’s actually got a chance of getting this big dream done.  She’s a scientist-astronaut candidate with the International Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS), she’s a physician and she’s also an aquanaut.  Oh… and she skydives… she’s a martial artist and she’s a pilot. 

It doesn’t stop there.  Dr. Shawna is also the VP of Immersive Medicine with Luxsonic Technologies and she’s a medical advisor at Above Space Development Corporation.  And… she’s a Fellow of the Explorers Club. 

See what I mean?  This Mars thing could really happen!

We’re going to talk about what it takes to pursue a massive dream.  As we do… we also talk about keys to overcoming the Imposter Syndrome, strategies for breaking free from worry and implementable tactics to increase your resilience as you go after YOUR dreams!  I think you’re going to love it!

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We talked about breaking free from the Imposter Syndrome with Dr. Shawna… so check out what bestselling author Jon Acuff had to say on how he address it: mitchmatthews.com/340/ 

You don’t have to go into space or to the depths of the ocean for adventure.  In fact, we talked about ways to find adventure… right in your backyard in THIS Dream Think Do deep dive: mitchmatthews.com/334/ 

Resilience is important when you want to live on Mars… but it’s also critical when your a TV producer.  Listen in as Sarah Yourgrau talks about the practical resiliency strategies she uses as she works with Mike Rowe and as she produces shows like Netflix’s Home Edit: mitchmatthews.com/294/ 


This was so good.  I loved this conversation!  Dr. Shawna shared some great stories and some incredible insights! She’s totally living the DREAM THINK DO life!  Love it!

Okay… so now it’s YOUR turn.  What stood out to you?  I want to hear from YOU!  

Leave a comment and let me know.

And hey… keep bringing YOUR awesome!!!


Episode Minute By Minute: 

  • 0:02 How to overcome imposter syndrome 
  • 1:11 Get to know Dr. Shawna Pandya
  • 10:30 What it’s like to live totally underwater for 6 days 
  • 14:26 How Dr. Shawna and her crew broke a world record
  • 18:00 How to push yourself past your limits and planning for success 
  • 24:35 The 5 Keys to tapping into Resilience
  • 29:28 Dr. Shawna Pandya’s advice for overcoming imposter syndrome 
  • 33:17 Final advice for those building their dream!
  • 34:14 Mitch’s minute and biggest takeaway! 
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