Business Lessons from the Edge: Learn How Extreme Athletes by Jim McCormick

By Jim McCormick

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DISCOVER THE profitable MIND-SETS of maximum activities ATHLETE-EXECUTIVES

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk jump-starts the world's most popular skateboard corporation with businessman/skateboarder consistent with Welinder, who lately offered his percentage of the corporate again to peddle to target his thriving garments line.

Freestyle motocross big name Carey Hart discovers that backflips within the boardroom do not fly, yet sharp entrepreneurship turns his tattoo enterprise right into a multimedia company.

Rodeo rider Ty Murray, “The King of the Cowboys,” turns his ardour for bull driving right into a expert activities empire.

Olympian bobsledder Gord Woolley prepares himself mentally each morning, even if sharpening his runners or working his communications enterprise.

Alpine climber Mark Richey learns to depend extra on abilities than instruments to construct his architectural woodworking company.

Marathoner Quang S. Pham makes use of visualization options to head the space as a runner and as a CEO within the pharmaceutical undefined.

Mountaineer man Downing climbs many of the world's maximum mountains and makes a fortune on Wall highway.

PLUS extra career-building classes from activities tv CEO Gavin Harvey, skier and bobsledder Kirby most sensible, polar explorer invoice Baker, mountaineer and CEO Kevin Sheridan, skier and legislations company founder Julie Pearl, CEO and race motor vehicle driving force Don Bell, and others

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No guts, no glory.

What does it take to reach enterprise? danger taking. instruction. Self-confidence. an identical ideas that force severe athletes to the top peaks of functionality. This action-ready advisor exhibits you the way to trap the profitable mind-sets of champions-for severe good fortune in company and lifestyles.

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Some of those people on neighboring expeditions died because their “teammates” stepped right past their failing bodies. Chris is more than a little disgusted when he says, “Some people are so desperate to get to the summit that they make the attempt with a loose federation of partners who are not there for them in their time of need. ” Chris would like to see them replace their pocket compasses with a moral one: “It’s not about collecting peaks over 19,000 feet or the seven summits— whatever yardstick you want to use.

They can provide astute observations to alert you about what you don’t know. This is also the main reason organizations hire business consultants. Identify Role Models Sometimes role models rise up like saints and inspire you from the moment you meet them. This was a bit like Kirby Best’s experience with one of his fake “uncles,” the amazing John “Scruffy” Weir, who was one of the four Canadian pilots who spent years digging tunnels so he and his fellow POWs could escape a prison camp in World War II.

Many people succeed up to a certain level and continue to do the same stuff year after year without stepping back to analyze whether or not that course uses their time well. I challenge their habits, their superstitions, and their fears related to continuing to do things the same way. Some of these repeated actions could easily seem as silly to an outsider as the ritual some baseball players have of sitting in the dugout with their hats on inside out during a rally. Sometimes these executives will counter by saying that they want to keep on doing what they’re doing—just more of it, perhaps.

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