Lofty Fulton 2.0 overcame himself, his size, his mind to take on the world.
Born with dwarfism, Lofty Fulton knows what it’s like to have the odds stacked against him from day one. Lofty unpacks his traumatic childhood, public bigotry, a failed marriage, his struggles with crippling anxiety, clinical depression, suicide and a serious gambling addiction only to rise to become one of Australia’s most sought after and recognisable voices. Today he is the global voice of Masterchef heard the world over....and The Mojo Radio Show!Born with dwarfism, Lofty Fulton knows what it’s like to have the odds stacked against him from day one. Lofty unpacks his traumatic childhood, public bigotry, a failed marriage, his struggles with crippling anxiety, clinical depression, suicide and a serious gambling addiction only to rise to become one of Australia’s most sought after and recognisable voices. Today he is the global voice of Masterchef, and The Mojo Radio Show, heard the world over. Here is what we cover with Lofty in the studio on this show. What has Lofty learnt about himself since publishing the book? Lofty’s Dad would head to the pub after they cleaned offices and drink... long and hard. Does being bored take Lofty back to that dark time of waiting in the pub for Dad? There were signs of anxiety everywhere… what are those signs? The Imposter Syndrome was a real thing for Lofty. Has he gained back that self worth today? Being heard in 180 countries of the world, what has helped the most in growing his confidence and self esteem? Lofty 2.0 that moment that started a new beginning. The breakdown, the depression and anxiety. Lofty had a gambling addiction - was he conscious of the problem, conscious of the addiction? What was the poker machine giving Lofty that life wasn’t? What was Lofty's internal dialogue, how did he justify poker machines to himself? Lofty dreamt of being a Chef and now he is doing Masterchef globally… is that ironic? When Lofty’s Dad died his last words he spoke to him were "I love you Dad, it’s ok”, what was ok? Lofty's best mate Nic’s wife Ali died.Did the passing of Ali give him a different perspective on life ? How big a part of his life is gratitude? When has Lofty been humbled by the empathy of someone towards him? U2, what song speaks the most to Lofty Fulton? LINKS Lofty Fulton website https://loftyfulton.com Smithy - Michael Smith at Planet Naturopath. https://www.planetnaturopath.com Ben Greenfield article https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/article/hormones-articles/testosterone-optimization-therapy/ Robbo’s Lemon Energy Balls recipe https://aseasyasapplepie.com/healthy-lemon-coconut-energy-balls/ The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/ The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners. “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”