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For the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I had the privilege of interviewing one of the few people who were inside the building and survived the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Ari Schonbrun worked on the 101st floor in the accounts receivables department of a stock market firm. Of their 960 employees in that office, only 302 survived. Most of those who lived were not in the office that day.

Listen to hear his incredible story of why he got to work late that day, the events that transpired on the 78th floor, how he got out of the building, what his journey home across the city was like after he escaped, and how his life has changed now since it happened.

Today, Ari has pulled out of the corporate world and is now solely focused on motivational speaking, life coaching, and growing his podcast, Whispers and Bricks. The name of his show comes from the idea that God is always trying to guide his children with whispers. He’s always there, whispering in our ears, but when we’re not willing to listen, he often resorts to hitting us over the head with a brick. Ari sees 9/11 as a brick in his life. And it changed everything.

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“In a parking lot, we have two choices. Somebody took a spot. And I said, it’s not that it was mine. And the person took it. God wanted to give it to him. And God’s going to give me my spot. Cause that’s not my spot.” @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge

“We need to make some changes in the world, but before you can change the world, you’ve got to change yourself.” @AriSchonbrun @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge

“Make one small change. Every single day, it could be minuscule could make the change because at the end of the year, you’ve done 365 things to make yourself better.” @AriSchonbrun @MatanaJacobs #HopetoRecharge


Topics Discussed:

  • Experiencing 9/11
  • Rebuilding after 9/11
  • How life changed after 9/11


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