Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk jump-starts the world's hottest skateboard company with businessman/skateboarder Per Welinder, who recently sold his share of the company back to Hawk to focus on his thriving clothing line.
Freestyle motocross star Carey Hart discovers that backflips in the boardroom don't fly, but sharp entrepreneurship turns his tattoo venture into a multimedia enterprise.
Rodeo rider Ty Murray, “The King of the Cowboys,” turns his passion for bull riding into a professional sports empire.
Olympian bobsledder Gord Woolley prepares himself mentally every morning, whether polishing his runners or running his communications firm.
Alpine climber Mark Richey learns to rely more on skills than tools to build his architectural woodworking business.
Marathoner Quang S. Pham uses visualization techniques to go the distance as a runner and as a CEO in the pharmaceutical industry.
Mountaineer Guy Downing climbs some of the world's highest mountains and makes a fortune on Wall Street.
PLUS more career-building lessons from sports television CEO Gavin Harvey, skier and bobsledder Kirby Best, polar explorer Bill Baker, mountaineer and CEO Kevin Sheridan, skier and law firm founder Julie Pearl, CEO and race car driver Don Bell, and others
No guts, no glory.
What does it take to succeed in business? Risk taking. Preparation. Self-confidence. The same principles that drive extreme athletes to the highest peaks of performance. This action-ready guide shows you how to capture the winning mind-sets of champions-for extreme success in business and life.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Maryann Karinch is a literary agent and author of 15 books, as well as a certified personal trainer. She has over 650 skydives to her credit and is one of the few women to complete the inaugural Eco-Challenge in Southern Utah.
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: Unique Is Only the Beginning
Section I: Personal Excellence
Chapter 2: Grow Up to Be a CowboyHonor Your Passion
Chapter 3: Flailing Means You’re Not Good at ItKnow Your Limitations
Chapter 4: But Can You Backflip in the Boardroom?Welcome Humility
Chapter 5: Don’t Bail Your BoardExude Integrity
Chapter 6: Crash Alone, or Win with a Voice in Your HeadTo Be a Top Performer, Get Coached
Chapter 7: Give Your Head Some AirLiberate Your Ideas
Chapter 8: Spawn New TricksBe a Stimulus for Passion
Chapter 9: Climb as Soon as the Weather BreaksBe Ready to Seize Opportunity
Chapter 10: Roll with the FallPractice Resilience
Chapter 11: Stretch If You’re Too ShortNever Give Up
Section II: Team Leadership
Chapter 12: “I” Does Not Save the DayYour Team is Critical
Chapter 13: Why Doom Yourself to Failure?Abhor Mediocrity and Average Behavior
Chapter 14: Wear Gloves If Your Hands are ColdEliminate the Victim Mentality
Chapter 15: Let Your Horse Read YouInfluence Others with Your Behaviors and Results
Chapter 16: Help Them to Summit with YouCreate Ways for People to Achieve More as Part of the Team than by Going It Alone
Chapter 17: Ski the Best Path, Not the StraightestMaintain Situational Awareness
Chapter 18: Feel the Rush on the Way to the Medal StandCelebrate Your Victories
Section III: Team Excellence
Chapter 19: Add Ten Feet to Your JumpInsist on Goal Clarity
Chapter 20: Think the Rush, Don’t Just Feel ItSee Risk as a Tool, Not a Threat
Chapter 21: Grapple Like a Chess MasterManage Risk with Contingency Thinking
Chapter 22: Think Like a PilotFocus Yields Efficiency
Chapter 23: Take the Extra StepPush to the Edge
Chapter 24: Try Groping in the DarkBe Fluid
Chapter 25: “Dude, What’s Up with the Bull Riding?”Focus Outward
Chapter 26: A Great Ride Isn’t Going to Be an Easy RideYou Have to Find a Way
Appendix: Bios of Featured Athlete-Executives