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Chasing Dreams with American Idol Winner Kris Allen – Episode 213 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Kris Allen was born June 21, 1985, in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He had an early interest in music, which stayed with him through college, church involvement, and missionary work in other countries. In 2009, he became a finalist on the eighth season of American Idol, and triumphed over fellow finalist Adam Lambert in the season finale. He was the first married contestant to win the competition.

Show Highlights:

My dream was so big, I didn’t know how to move towards it. @KrisAllen

I was surprised at the results every round. @KrisAllen

All the time I spent playing in my room and in bars prepared me for the show. @KrisAllen

I am incredibly lucky and blessed that this happened to me. @KrisAllen

I do not take winning American Idol for granted. @KrisAllen

My time on the show felt incredibly surreal. @KrisAllen

When Ryan announced my name, I knew life was going to change. @KrisAllen

I thought I would never play an instrument again. @KrisAllen

Learning to play again has been hard, but I am a better now than I was before the accident. @KrisAllen

You will find happiness in going after your dreams, not in settling. @KrisAllen

Having the dreams allows you to move towards it. @rory_vaden

Too often we don’t even allow ourselves to have the dream. @rory_vaden

You have to be willing to work for the dream. @rory_vaden

Excellence is never an accident. @rory_vaden

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

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