I ran more than 40 000 kilometers, I won, I fell, and then I ran again.
In business and in life, this is what people do. They experience ups and downs—they fall down, they get back up again. They don't do it alone. They have the support of their teams behind them all along the way.
I know what it's like to be on your own in front of a crowd—to be running with only yourself as your competition. And I also know what it's like to have others cheering for you from the sidelines—to have people pulling for you at every step of the way.
So when I say that my lessons learned need to be shared, it's not just because they are important to me. These lessons came from broken bones to golden medals; bitter tears to tears of joy; from excitement of the glory to the darkness of failure.
The Olympics is a perfect example of how you can use this formula to be successful in sports, business and life.
The Olympics isn't just about winning gold medals – it's also about showing your true self to the world. That's why they say we are so inspirational: we're putting ourselves out there and we get judged by millions of people around the globe.
How do you think Michael Phelps felt after winning 8 gold medals? Or what about Lindsey Vonn after winning gold on skis? Or Usain Bolt after running fastest man alive for 200 meters?
They feel great! They feel proud! And they should because they're doing something that only 1% of people can do – being exceptional at something and representing their country in front of billions of people who will judge them based on their performance.
Are you ready to feel great and shine? I am ready to walk you through this exciting moment with the speed you still don’t know.