341: The World At Your Feet With Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox was born without arms. The doctors do not know why she was born “differently-abled.” But she does. Jessica has The World At Your Feet With Jessica Coxmade achievements with her feet that most people only dream of.  Jessica’s most famous accomplishment was learning how to fly. It took three states, four airplanes, two flight instructors and a discouraging year to find the right aircraft: a 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane. She received the Guinness World Record for being the first person certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.  Jessica now works as a motivational speaker.

Jessica shares her own struggles she faced with confidence and the moment that being her true self is the only way to live even if that means living with no arms.  That realization is what has allowed her to have to courage to live life on her terms and inspiring others in the process.


Jessica Cox is a motivational speaker, world’s first licensed armless pilot, as well as the first armless black-belt in the American Taekwondo Association.

Cultural Background

Jessica is of Filipina and American descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

Definition of Self Confidence

Being comfortable within your own skin.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Jessica was insecure.  She wanted to be like everyone else and did not want to stand out.

The “AHA” Moment

The first day of 8th grade, Jessica decided to stop wearing prosthetic arms and rode the bus armless to embrace who she truly is.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Her courage propelled her to take bold steps such as flying a plane without arms.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Leave your fake arms behind.

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