When Turtles Fly

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-26
  • Publisher: Morgan James Pub
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Did you know you have better odds at winning the lottery than an Olympic medal? To bring home one of those coveted medals-or achieve any great personal goal in life-you need a lot more than luck. You need a game plan. What if you could learn the secrets of success from an Olympian? A Nobel Prize winner? A Fortune 500 CEO? Along with anecdotes from her own dramatic journey, Olympic gold medalist Nikki Stone has compiled a treasure trove of compelling stories to illustrate each step on the path to success. She's gathered humorous, heartwarming and hugely inspirational tales from some of today's most brilliant business leaders, scientists, soldiers, inventors, philanthropists, musicians, athletes and entrepreneurs┐a host of people whose very names epitomize achievement. Winners such as: Designer Tommy Hilfiger, Prince Albert of Monaco, X-Games/Olympic Champ Shaun White, Best-selling author Stephen Covey, Jazz musician Branford Marsalis, Olympic skiing Star Lindsey Vonn, Special Olympic Chair Timothy Shriver, Top venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, NFL quarterback SteveYoung, Celebrity chef Todd English, Perfect '10' gymnast Nadia Comanecin , And many more"

Author Biography



At the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, Nikki Stone became America’s first-ever Olympic Champion in the sport of inverted aerial skiing. What made this performance so unbelievable, was the fact that less than two years earlier, a chronic spinal injury prevented her from standing, much less walking or skiing off a 12-foot tall snow jump that launches aerialists 50 feet into the air.  This top spot was far from foreign to Nikki, as throughout her career she earned 35 World Cup medals, eleven World Cup titles, four national titles, two yearlong Aerial World Cup titles, and a World Championship title.  You may have seen Nikki in one of her televised commercials or in one of her many television appearances on shows like Late Night with David Letterman and the Today Show.  In addition to her skiing endeavors, Nikki is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Union College in New York and a Suma Cum Laude  masters graduate of the University of Utah.  Her aerial retirement is less than restful as she works as a personal & professional development coach, trains other Olympic athletes in speaking skills, hosts group skiing adventures, sits on 5 different sports and philanthropic Committees, and authored the highly anticipated book, "When Turtles Fly".Stone now travels around the world working as a sought-after inspirational speaker, sharing her secrets to success.  She encourages and inspires her audiences to "Spread their wings." 


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Passionp. 5
Lindsey Vonnp. 10
Chet Huberp. 16
Johann Kossp. 22
Michael Lynchp. 28
William "Bing" Gordonp. 34
Focusp. 39
Nadia Comanecip. 44
Dr. Stephen Coveyp. 49
Dr. H. Robert Horvitzp. 55
Summer Sandersp. 61
Barb Schwarzp. 67
Commitmentp. 75
George Koblasap. 78
Steve Youngp. 83
Todd Englishp. 88
Keith Lockhartp. 93
Ryan Hreljacp. 98
Brian Scudamorep. 103
Overcoming Adversitiesp. 109
Gabe Adamsp. 116
Louis Zamperinip. 122
Lance Burtonp. 129
Chris Klugp. 134
Orrin Hudsonp. 140
Confidencep. 147
Tommy Hilfigerp. 151
Bob Baffertp. 156
John Naberp. 163
Rick Searfossp. 168
Bill Draytonp. 175
Riskp. 181
Corporal Jason Dunhamp. 188
Prince Albertp. 195
Lester Holtp. 200
Vinod Khoslap. 205
Timothy Shriverp. 210
Michael Bronnerp. 217
John Di Lemmep. 222
Teamwork/Supportp. 227
Erik Weihenmayer & Jeff Evansp. 232
Thomas Sullivanp. 240
Branford Marsalisp. 247
Shaun Whitep. 252
George Jonesp. 257
Stephen Bollenbachp. 262
Ben Goldhirschp. 267
Conclusionp. 273
Nikki Stone-Olympic Gold Medalistp. 279
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