Here I Come


Don Akers and I celebrating at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics


The thought processes that help you get to the Olympics are the same thought processes that will help you succeed in business and in life.

Successful people in all walks of life think big, focus on the possibilities, and take consistent bold action towards their objectives.

When I decided to come out of a six year break to try to qualify for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics at the age of 47, most people I talked to were sharply divided into two camps.

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Ignite Your Inner Fire

Ignite your inner fire.

Successful people are passionate about their goals and dreams. Effective leaders are passionate about their mission.

How do you expect anyone else to get excited about your dream if you’re not showing your excitement? Unless you’re excited about something, people will not believe you believe it can be done.

If you’re not excited about what you’re doing, quit doing it and do something that you believe in. It’s that simple. Don’t waste your life on things that are not important to you.

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez

Expect Success

Successful people expect good things to happen to them. They expect to succeed more often than to fail. They expect to win – not to lose. They focus on the positive and look for the good in every situation.

Start each morning by saying, “I believe great things will happen to me today!”

Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez