October 21, 2020
October 21, 2020 Adam Bryant


Episode 93: Lisa Ballard and AB3 Cracks His Foot

Today, AB3 sits down with Lisa Ballard, writer, photographer, Emmy Award-winning TV producer and host, filmmaker, coach, product consultant, champion skier, and avid outdoorswoman. AB3 also talks about his recent SNAFU involving a broken foot and how he is currently coping.


Episode Highlights

  • How a deep love for the outdoors since her youth influenced everything in Lisa’s multidimensional life and career
  • What it’s like to be a professional skier for over three decades
  • Why professional athletes tend to gravitate toward hunting
  • The challenges of big game hunting versus upland hunting

3 Key Points


  • One of the great rewards of hunting, beyond the kill itself, is the physical, mental, and emotional growth that comes out of every hunt. Comparing it to professional skiing, Lisa puts particular emphasis on failed attempts on the slope and on the trail, saying that each failure presents a teachable moment and an opportunity to become better in the next attempt.
  • Consider hunting on horseback. It adds a completely new dimension to this amazing outdoor experience, not to mention the convenience you’ll have by being able to stow your kills on your horse—a huge help for big game hunting in particular.
  • If you want to make a living doing what you love, go for it. Some people unfortunately believe that if you’re having too much fun and have too much passion for what you do, then you’re not really working. Lisa proves that this isn’t true. To get to where she is today, Lisa had to employ tremendous amounts of focus, discipline, and sacrifice over the decades. She absolutely loves what she does as an outdoorswoman, but she had to put in the sweat equity to make it into a real career.