Born with dwarfism, Lofty Fulton knows what it's like to have the odds stacked against you from day one. Lofty unpacks his traumatic childhood, public bigotry and a failed marriage. He faces his struggles with crippling anxiety, clinical depression,...
Born with dwarfism, Lofty Fulton knows what it's like to have the odds stacked against you from day one. Lofty unpacks his traumatic childhood, public bigotry and a failed marriage. He faces his struggles with crippling anxiety, clinical depression, suicide and severe gambling addiction to rise to become one of Australia's most sought after and recognisable voices. Today he is the global voice of Masterchef. What has Lofty learned about himself since publishing the book? Lofty's Dad would head to the pub after they cleaned offices and drink heavily. 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 - the moment that started a new beginning The breakdown, the depression, and anxiety Lofty had a gambling addiction - was he conscious of the problem and 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? What U2 song speaks the most to Lofty Fulton? LINKS Lofty Fulton website https://loftyfulton.com
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