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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.
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."
It isn't often we get to hear first-hand affects of "people out of reach" of the normal circles. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michelle J. Brewer
Fantastic collection of inspirational stories with the authors own motivating narrative pulling them all together. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Christopher W. Moore
It takes a special determination to become a world class athlete, a top fashion designer, or even a prince. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Linda Gerber
I found the book very inspirational; she was able to put together a group of stories that was not only interesting but engaging. Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Eileen
Haven't read the whole book yet but the stories I have read I really like. What I like the best about the book is the ability to go directly to the specific success stories that... Read morePublished on March 1, 2010 by Gurminder Dosanjh
As an avid reader who is at a crossroads in my life career-wise, it was with great interest that I came upon author Nikki Stone's book "When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful... Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by P. A. Walker
This book is remarkable! By interweaving stories from some of the world's top professionals, athletes and inspirational leaders, Stone achieves an easy read with important messages... Read morePublished on February 16, 2010 by Chelsea Thomas